Saw the stuff at Tysons yesterday. Couldn't help but suspect there may have been another SFer or two there?
Anyway, the shoes are the standouts, by FAR--the boat moc with a leather sole was interesting and the pebbled leather used on some shoes was nicer than I expected. Some of the pants are OK--I like the fabric but the fit suffers from the same baggy thigh issues as most J crew.
I will say the twill blazer fit me exceedingly well off the rack in my size (42R). Shirts I'm a medium, and they're longer (IME) than J crew's mediums. Cotton sweaters didn't seem too special, and the "archive" field jacket was meh.
Canvas duffle is neat and well-priced, but I don't know what I'd do with it.
Bottom line is--j crew is still doing this stuff better, but it's not a bad shot, just very very safe. Natan's head would explode if he tried this stuff on.