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post #4441 of 5101
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i've got a few items on my christmas list... Mayfair topcoat, tweed sportcoat, and bufflo plaid insulated flannel. my wife has been hinting at a big windfall for me this year so i'm optomistic. i figure i'll cleanup during the after christmas sales anyway.

i'm coming to a point where i've got most everything i want expect for a few more expensive items. a topcoat, a nice tweed jacket, a grey flannel suit, a few basic shirts (white and light blue), may be a pair of alden shells and a pair of RW Iron Rangers... those Green Trickers wings...

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post #4442 of 5101
I am seriously confused about pants sizing at JCrew. My local store doesnt stock much Classic fit, so I cant try any on.

I bought a pair of Vintage Slim Fit jean in a 30x32 and the waist is PERFECT.

I bought a pair of classic fit essential chino in 30x32 and the waist is huge on me, length is a little long.

I bought a pair of classic fit broken in chino in 30x32 and the waist is huge, but the length is perfect.

I bought a pair of urban slim broken in chino in 30x32 and the waist is tight but length is fine.


What gives? I need chinos for work but not sure which size to get 29 waist? I cant believe how different the pants fit. And I have to buy online which makes this even harder.

Does anyone have some sizing guidelines? I e-mailed J Crew, but it is the weekend, not sure when they will respond.
post #4443 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Stylin-1 View Post
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Freudian slip...
post #4444 of 5101
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Originally Posted by mystillwater View Post
Freudian slip...

LOL.....expect even more.
post #4445 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Meekus View Post
I am seriously confused about pants sizing at JCrew. My local store doesnt stock much Classic fit, so I cant try any on.

I bought a pair of Vintage Slim Fit jean in a 30x32 and the waist is PERFECT.

I bought a pair of classic fit essential chino in 30x32 and the waist is huge on me, length is a little long.

I bought a pair of classic fit broken in chino in 30x32 and the waist is huge, but the length is perfect.

I bought a pair of urban slim broken in chino in 30x32 and the waist is tight but length is fine.


What gives? I need chinos for work but not sure which size to get 29 waist? I cant believe how different the pants fit. And I have to buy online which makes this even harder.

Does anyone have some sizing guidelines? I e-mailed J Crew, but it is the weekend, not sure when they will respond.

On their current classic chino's, they all measure 1" bigger than the tagged size. I don't know when they started doing this but last year and this year it was like that, so far to my experience.
post #4446 of 5101
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Originally Posted by PolePosition View Post
On their current classic chino's, they all measure 1" bigger than the tagged size. I don't know when they started doing this but last year and this year it was like that, so far to my experience.

that is retarded. It's just saying to their clients that:

1) we think you're all too fat... and even though you gained a few pounds, we still think you should buy the same size (ie. we added an extra inch for you fatties)

2) we don't care about the smaller-framed people because we our smallest pants, sweaters and shirts are all too big for you.
post #4447 of 5101
So decision today--no more sweaters for the season, unless there's something awesome on sale. In the meantime, for 16 bucks at the vintage store, I picked up a slim-fit PLRL tartan l/s with epaulets. J. Crew should make something like this! (Will try to post a photo later.)
post #4448 of 5101
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Originally Posted by gin8u View Post
that is retarded. It's just saying to their clients that:

1) we think you're all too fat... and even though you gained a few pounds, we still think you should buy the same size (ie. we added an extra inch for you fatties)

2) we don't care about the smaller-framed people because we our smallest pants, sweaters and shirts are all too big for you.

Ha ha. I don't think that's it at all. Almost no retailer's measurements are that precise. Especially the mass market ones can't be that precise, and they'll err on the size of over rather than under. I think you're reading way too much into this.
post #4449 of 5101
I learned my lesson.

Sat on my ass all week with the intent of using the 25% off to buy the wool-cash cable cardigan (you know, the nice one) in XL navy.

Then it disappears. I was not impressed. Then I woke up this morning and XL reappeared. I jumped on it and got it.

Now all sizes are gone in navy.

No more sitting on my ass when there's 25% off.
post #4450 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Meekus View Post
I am seriously confused about pants sizing at JCrew. My local store doesnt stock much Classic fit, so I cant try any on.

Does anyone have some sizing guidelines? I e-mailed J Crew, but it is the weekend, not sure when they will respond.

I've noticed this with the cords as well. The slim fit are a lot shorter than the straight fit. The 31/32 that I have in both styles are

total length (from the front)/inseam length

Slim fit: 40.5"/30.5"
Straight fit: 42"/32"
post #4451 of 5101
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Originally Posted by gin8u View Post
that is retarded. It's just saying to their clients that:

1) we think you're all too fat... and even though you gained a few pounds, we still think you should buy the same size (ie. we added an extra inch for you fatties)

2) we don't care about the smaller-framed people because we our smallest pants, sweaters and shirts are all too big for you.

Isn't 1" bigger than tagged size standard sizing practice since nowadays, people wear pants at the top of their hips, not their actual waist?
post #4452 of 5101
If you need to buy $150 worth of stuff to get the 25% off, do they give you less back if you return one of the items? Or does the discount still apply to the kept items, despite their total value being <$150.
post #4453 of 5101
So I checked out the MacAlister which turned out to nicer than the Clarks. Suede is softer and the padded footbed more comfortable. lefty
post #4454 of 5101
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post
If you need to buy $150 worth of stuff to get the 25% off, do they give you less back if you return one of the items? Or does the discount still apply to the kept items, despite their total value being <$150.

No, they give you back the amount you paid. So yes, assuming it isn't "final sale" merchandise you could add item X to move you from say 120 to 150 so that you can get the discount, and then just return item X later.
post #4455 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Meis View Post
No, they give you back the amount you paid. So yes, assuming it isn't "final sale" merchandise you could add item X to move you from say 120 to 150 so that you can get the discount, and then just return item X later.

Thanks. I ended up adding some gift items so it easily surpassed the minimum.

BTW, I never knew how many shades of grey there were until I looked at the JCrew catalog
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