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post #4516 of 5101
Because people in Dublin already have decent clothes.
post #4517 of 5101
Picked up a Thermal Surplus Crewneck 19.99 and a Rogues Gallery tee for $25
post #4518 of 5101
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
J.Crew Discussion Topics-
1. How did J.Crew become so popular so fast?
2. Why does J.Crew not offer a slim fit shirt?
3. Can J.Crew maintain this hype?
4. Is there a J.Crew style or do they just make stuff they think they can sell?
5. Why can't J.Crew afford a reliable website, that can be easily navigated?

1. cheap price point for current clothing trend
2. Market for slim shirts is small in the obese US, jcrew is just looking for the mass market money. Unfortunate, if they did I could quit sizing down to small, but that works pretty well.
3. time will tell
4. $
5. website isn't that bad, when looking at sale items I click small and show 90 per page and can check it out pretty fast (miss belts, ties, pants, jackets this way though, so it would be nice if to be able to select s, 31waist, 40jacket, etc)
post #4519 of 5101
Speaking of #2- weren't they going to come out with a slim fit shirt this fall? what happened to that?
post #4520 of 5101
blynch, re #4 $, so how do they know that brings in the $? That is, they must be tapping into something, trends, aesthetics, what? How do they know what sells?

re #2, do that many obese people shop J. Crew? I really doubt it. People who truly are "obese" as opposed to just a little "overweight" generally have to buy clothes where they offer XXL sizes and such. In all the hours I've spent shopping in a J. Crew store, I have not seen a truly fat person. Big and stocky, sure, but not obese.

So I don't really think this is the answer. Slim shirts are appropriate for certain styles of shirts. What J. Crew makes is a version of "American preppy," and preppy, to my knowledge, has never been about slim. When I think of slim clothes, I think instead of clothes that are inspired by the French and Italians, not Americans.

That said, compared to preppy styles from the past, what J. Crew offers is slim by comparison. Just go to a good vintage shop and try on a Ralph Lauren shirt from the 70s or 80s in your usual size.
post #4521 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Because people in Dublin already have decent clothes.

And they say sarcasm doesn't come across on the internet.
post #4522 of 5101
http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1260899233

Got this shirt from j crew, does anyone think you could get away with pairing this with a skinny solid color tie? and if so what color
post #4523 of 5101
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And they say sarcasm doesn't come across on the internet.


But isn't it true? Don't Europeans have access to better clothes generally than us Americans? Think of all those great sweaters you Irish make!
post #4524 of 5101
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But isn't it true? Don't Europeans have access to better clothes generally than us Americans? Think of all those great sweaters you Irish make!

It's true for some stuff, Irish sweaters and tweed, British shoes and outerwear but for casual everyday stuff OCBD shirts, chinos, boat shoes, loafers etc then the US is miles ahead.

The nearest we have to J. Crew is Marks and Spencer. No comparison. And the weak dollar makes it even more frustrating.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Mens/b/43371030
post #4525 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
But isn't it true? Don't Europeans have access to better clothes generally than us Americans? Think of all those great sweaters you Irish make!

Not really true. Many things are much more expensive and low quality. On the High Street/Mall they have seven stores(Topman, Burton, River Island,..) that sell pretty much the same thing.
If you live in any place besides London your screwed.
I do like Marks and Spencers, some Topman, and British shoe stores. They also have some cool Clarks.
post #4526 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Racing Green View Post
It's true for some stuff, Irish sweaters and tweed, British shoes and outerwear but for casual everyday stuff OCBD shirts, chinos, boat shoes, loafers etc then the US is miles ahead.

The nearest we have to J. Crew is Marks and Spencer. No comparison. And the weak dollar makes it even more frustrating.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Mens/b/43371030

We typed pretty much the same thing.
post #4527 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

re #2, do that many obese people shop J. Crew? I really doubt it. People who truly are "obese" as opposed to just a little "overweight" generally have to buy clothes where they offer XXL sizes and such. In all the hours I've spent shopping in a J. Crew store, I have not seen a truly fat person. Big and stocky, sure, but not obese.

With 34%+ of Americans being obese, I think there's more obese people shopping there than you think.

Also, even people who are "just" overweight need their clothes cut large.
post #4528 of 5101
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
We typed pretty much the same thing.

Sure did and I'm to blame for taking this way off topic. Apologies, carry on with your J. Crew-talking and don't mind us.
post #4529 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
re #2, do that many obese people shop J. Crew? I really doubt it. People who truly are "obese" as opposed to just a little "overweight" generally have to buy clothes where they offer XXL sizes and such. In all the hours I've spent shopping in a J. Crew store, I have not seen a truly fat person. Big and stocky, sure, but not obese.
+1 If you want to see obsess people at the mall, simply head towards Old Navy. If you want to see land whales, check out your local Wal-Mart.
post #4530 of 5101
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Originally Posted by Racing Green View Post
It's true for some stuff, Irish sweaters and tweed, British shoes and outerwear but for casual everyday stuff OCBD shirts, chinos, boat shoes, loafers etc then the US is miles ahead.

The nearest we have to J. Crew is Marks and Spencer. No comparison. And the weak dollar makes it even more frustrating.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Mens/b/43371030


Really. That surprises me. I think of Europeans as better dressed than Americans.
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