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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'm contemplating buying something from J.Crew's In Good Company. Someone slap me.

Also, how is http://www.other-shop.com/ for shipping? Does anyone know the sizing conventions of the CA4LA hats? Caps and footwear and belts, with the occasional henley or pair of jeans, are my staple purchases in the summer.

A little late but don't Jscrew yourself. Muji or Uniqlo are ok highstreet brands, don't stray too far.
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A little late but don't Jscrew yourself. Muji or Uniqlo are ok highstreet brands, don't stray too far.

J Crew's In Good Company is their multibrand concept. Uniqlo, Muji and J.Crew are completely different beasts. The first is essentially The GAP, transported from it's hedday to 2013, Muji is a place to get underwear and socks at a the train station if you forgot yours at home, and J. Crew is positioned as a lifestyle brand, which is why, I suspect, you dislike it. In like, 1999, I think that you would have just been bored at a J. Crew, same as I get bored at Uniqlo or the GAP. But Andy Spade and co. made it hip-lite, and I bet that you hate that. Personally, I never buy J. Crew, because I have the same gut reaction as do you. But I do like some of the brands that they'd like to be associated with - particularly Globetrotter, though fiberboard luggage has got to be the most useless POS to actually use for travel.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

J Crew's In Good Company is their multibrand concept. Uniqlo, Muji and J.Crew are completely different beasts. The first is essentially The GAP, transported from it's hedday to 2013, Muji is a place to get underwear and socks at a the train station if you forgot yours at home, and J. Crew is positioned as a lifestyle brand, which is why, I suspect, you dislike it. In like, 1999, I think that you would have just been bored at a J. Crew, same as I get bored at Uniqlo or the GAP. But Andy Spade and co. made it hip-lite, and I bet that you hate that. Personally, I never buy J. Crew, because I have the same gut reaction as do you. But I do like some of the brands that they'd like to be associated with - particularly Globetrotter, though fiberboard luggage has got to be the most useless POS to actually use for travel.
Well isn't it the Steven Alan concept that j. Crew ripped off?
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

what's a good, sub $200 weekender? preferably something not ultra-heavy.

Muji has a pretty nice luggage line.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

J Crew's In Good Company is their multibrand concept. Uniqlo, Muji and J.Crew are completely different beasts. The first is essentially The GAP, transported from it's hedday to 2013, Muji is a place to get underwear and socks at a the train station if you forgot yours at home, and J. Crew is positioned as a lifestyle brand, which is why, I suspect, you dislike it. In like, 1999, I think that you would have just been bored at a J. Crew, same as I get bored at Uniqlo or the GAP. But Andy Spade and co. made it hip-lite, and I bet that you hate that. Personally, I never buy J. Crew, because I have the same gut reaction as do you. But I do like some of the brands that they'd like to be associated with - particularly Globetrotter, though fiberboard luggage has got to be the most useless POS to actually use for travel.

You're making the mistake of conflating the Japanese and worldwide positioning of Uniqlo and Muji, both mostly lame at home and cool elsewhere. Uniqlo is starting to get too hip/collab/annoying/present so I now prefer the quietness of Muji for say tees and underwear. You'll also note that Muji's home and luggage lines are also quite good and fairly priced. Products by these two retailers also are fairly neutral versus the inherent connotations associated with JCrew products.

travel: let's be honest here, I now use Briggs&Riley for travel and don't see the point of having anything else. If I have too much for a computer bag/electronic stuff/newspaper + roller I add an old Supreme duffel and I'm good to go.
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Finnish commentator (ex-player and coach) for the World Hockey Championships.

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I always saw the "good company" stuff as just an attempt to make the larger J. crew brand image have more cred. Like, "if we offer high quality things like Macintosh or Barbour jackets, maybe people will think our mainline stuff is pretty good, too."

 

They must be doing something right in terms of marketing, but I would rather just buy those things from the original maker. 

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Finnish commentator (ex-player and coach) for the World Hockey Championships.
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would wear fish shirt
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

I always saw the "good company" stuff as just an attempt to make the larger J. crew brand image have more cred. Like, "if we offer high quality things like Macintosh or Barbour jackets, maybe people will think our mainline stuff is pretty good, too."

yeah, this is one of the reasons jcrew is significant from a branding perspective, whether or not you dig them personally. they rocked that whole "lifestyle diffusion" thing when drexler came on board
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Finnish commentator (ex-player and coach) for the World Hockey Championships.
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post

would wear fish shirt

I assumed it was a Babar-print shirt at first

Uniqlo down vest on the cover of Time magazine in Asia

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Ultra Light Down is really one of the best clothing products ever conceived, though.
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Its insane how thin it is.


I can barely wear longsleeve oxfords with my TOJ Double Rider jacket but the ultra lite down (with sleeves) fits fine.

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ULD is something people make fun of because everyone and their grandma from china town has one, but then you secretly have one too because it's awesome.

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Regarding common projects white achilles, anyone remember the name of the swedish brand that had some which were super similar? Not thinking of svensson, only a handful of products available online. Anyone have any opinions on price/quality of them?

edit: they were Erick Shedin, don't even have stitched soles...

PS this is now my style inspiration. Mainly thinking about the clothes, can't really identify with the music. Appreciate tips on what to look for in chinos/non-jeans to wear over high&low top sneakers.

Edited by buran - 5/6/13 at 1:45pm
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