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post #91 of 5101
Yeah, I'll check when I'm home tonight. I measured after wearing and washing several times (3 or 4?).
post #92 of 5101
Ok the 3 olive green officers chino's were made in Hong Kong with the same lot number. The 3 khaki's were made in China with no lot numbers listed in the interior of the pant. The shorts with the big waist was also made in China. I guess that's why these things are all over the map.

FWIW they seem to be more organized in Hong Kong. There were a bunch of numbers printed in red, not sure what they mean other than the lot and RN number. The China pant interior looked the same but no numbers at all were printed.

I'm in the same boat regarding sweaters, if I size down I know it's going to be too tight. Have you ever had a sweater tailored? I don't buy alot of sweaters so I don't know if that can that even be done.
post #93 of 5101
Most tailors would not touch knits like cardigans/sweaters, they are just way too complex...unless of course it's made out of like jersey/fleece material.
post #94 of 5101
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You guys should let customer service know about these issues, they actually listen to comments like these.

I'll forward my complaints to them. They probably monitor this forum though. It seems anything that gets alot of attention on SF ends up in their collab collection.
post #95 of 5101
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Ok the 3 olive green officers chino's were made in Hong Kong with the same lot number. The 3 khaki's were made in China with no lot numbers listed in the interior of the pant. The shorts with the big waist was also made in China. I guess that's why these things are all over the map.

FWIW they seem to be more organized in Hong Kong. There were a bunch of numbers printed in red, not sure what they mean other than the lot and RN number. The China pant interior looked the same but no numbers at all were printed.

I'm in the same boat regarding sweaters, if I size down I know it's going to be too tight. Have you ever had a sweater tailored? I don't buy alot of sweaters so I don't know if that can that even be done.


For me, a precise fit in a sweater isn't quite as important as in a shirt. There's a bit more leeway.
post #96 of 5101
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I'll forward my complaints to them. They probably monitor this forum though. It seems anything that gets alot of attention on SF ends up in their collab collection.


Out of curiosity, which fit do you like better, the pants with the larger waist measurements or the smaller?
post #97 of 5101
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Out of curiosity, which fit do you like better, the pants with the larger waist measurements or the smaller?

The one that fit best was a true 34 inch waist, 12.5 thigh and 16.25 back rise.

Also, my shirts certainly come longer than this guy's:

post #98 of 5101
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The one that fit best was a true 34 inch waist, 12.5 thigh and 16.25 back rise.

Also, my shirts certainly come longer than this guy's:


Yeah, I don't know how they do that. I strongly suspect photoshopping in many cases. I've noticed that if I stuffed my hands in my pockets the way these models do, the waist of my pants would be at my ball sack. That or these guys have deformed torsos. I mean, look at the proportions, for example, the number of "heads" that fit into the guys torso. As any figure drawing instructor would tell you, that's just not right.
post #99 of 5101
In fact, for a few seconds on the J. Crew report on the Sunday Morning show, they showed a photo session for a recent catalog. The male model did not look nearly as lanky as he does in the catalog.
post #100 of 5101
^i think that not only do the stylist clip the shirts in the back like the in-store mannequins but to achieve that more balanced look with the length, there has to be some tucking going on in the back.
post #101 of 5101
Oh yeah, undoubtedly.
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post #103 of 5101
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Flannel shirts are making a comeback?! Please, no.

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more pics of F/W stuff. looking good.

http://jakedavis.typepad.com/jakedav...fall-2009.html

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Deja vu all over again.
post #104 of 5101
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post #105 of 5101
I went down a size (M->S) on the linen shirts in my neighborhood Jcrew store and they fit OK. The Mediums were huge and way too long. So I ordered some more Smalls online. The ones they sent, except for one, fit like regular Small shirts, and I had to take them back. Thank God the one that fit well was the one that was Final Sale.

I noticed the discussion about the Officer's Chino. I tried on the army/greenish one for the first time yesterday in their San Francisco store. It was 3 sizes bigger than tagged. Yes, I measured. Crazy. Cool pants though; I'm gonna buy some in the fall (but not w/o my trusty measuring tape!)

This kind of crap is happening all over the place, not just Jcrew. Shopping would be less of a time sink if American clothes were true to size. I guess they're just catering to demographics, since many people are overweight these days, but I can't stand it anymore.










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I'm pretty much on track with you in all the above. The linen shirts look great on the rack in the store but are really sloppy looking on. Maybe linen shirts are supposed to be a bit baggy? Anyway, sizing down to a medium made them too small, but a large was too boxy, so I passed on these as well.

My j. crew sweaters never the look the same on me as they do on the models. If I size down, they're too tight. In L, they're comfortable but tend to get a bit baggy and long at the waist. They're nice sweaters nevertheless, but they could stand to be tightened up a bit.

I love the secret wash shirts, but yeah, you're right, I don't see how anyone could wear a tall and not feel like they're wearing a dress. I'm a good 6.1 and a regular large is long and then some. And nice suggestion about marketing for tucked or untucked--it's almost impossible to tell without actually trying them on. Of all the shirts I've purchased recently, though, the lightweight summer ones are best for untucking. Not extra short, but shorter than others, for kind of a relaxed untucked that doesn't look sloppy. I wear these lightweight ones all the time, for work, weekends, whatever. Great summer shirt without having to go with linen.

All the J. Crew polos are oustanding, imo. And I used to not be a fan of polos.
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