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post #2896 of 5155
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
Are the shirts really that baggy on you guys?

Yes.
They advertise their shirts like they are BOO slim. "Tailored for a made to measure fit"
In the catalog and online they look like this:
post #2897 of 5155
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Well I think what you have are fine and will hold up well enough, but it sounds like you may not. I think you should go with your guy and exchange them. I bet you would feel better about the choice in the long run.

JM thanks for your input. I just recently got a new "real job" so Im kinda new to this haha.

My job is business casual dress, so its pretty laid back....do you think the "broken-in" chinos would be suitable for "work attire" or am i better off with the essential chino (which they dont have in regular fit right now just the essex pant)....I greatly appreciate your and anyone else help

anyone else can chime in if they wish

Thanks guys
post #2898 of 5155
I think the broken in ones would be fine, but if someone says something you can always tell them that they are supposed to look that way.

Why not keep the broken in ones for now, then later on try some dressier khakis next time you have to buy a pair? I don't know how many you have or own, but it would be good to keep a few in rotation so they don't wear out fast.

You can also try some other brands too, if you are having trouble finding what you need at JCrew. BR has some decent pants and I like some of the colors for the new LL Bean Signature Line with their pants.
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Yes.
They advertise their shirts like they are BOO slim. "Tailored for a made to measure fit"
In the catalog and online they look like this:

Yeah, I am just not as skinny as you guys.

I'm a little our of shape right now (working on it!), but I can tell you I was in some of the best shape of my life two years ago and a Large-Tall JCrew shirt didn't look that baggy on me.
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnetical View Post
JM thanks for your input. I just recently got a new "real job" so Im kinda new to this haha.

My job is business casual dress, so its pretty laid back....do you think the "broken-in" chinos would be suitable for "work attire" or am i better off with the essential chino (which they dont have in regular fit right now just the essex pant)....I greatly appreciate your and anyone else help

anyone else can chime in if they wish

Thanks guys

I think the broken-in chinos are a little too casual for work, unless your workplace is really casual. i.e.: if people are wearing polo shirts and a casual shoe like clarks, then these would be OK. If they are wearing button down shirts, then I'd think you'd be better off getting something like the essential chinos. But if you had to, you could probably skate by with essential chinos; they will mark you as a young kid in the office, in all likelihood (don't know how old you are..) Maybe just iron them to make them look a little more formal.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
I think the broken-in chinos are a little too casual for work, unless your workplace is really casual. i.e.: if people are wearing polo shirts and a casual shoe like clarks, then these would be OK. If they are wearing button down shirts, then I'd think you'd be better off getting something like the essential chinos. But if you had to, you could probably skate by with essential chinos; they will mark you as a young kid in the office, in all likelihood (don't know how old you are..) Maybe just iron them to make them look a little more formal.

I would echo these sentiments. I only use the broken in chino for casual Fridays, which means jeans or something similar.

I would get the essentials as well.
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I went to a store yesterday hoping to try on some Brunswick cargo pants. They actually removed all the cargo pants from the store, but they had the new crop of cargo shorts in. I was really impressed. They seem very similar to the Brunswick cargo pants, though I can't tell for sure. They were also pricey - I think $69.50. But really felt, looked, and fit terrific. I am not sure if these are the same ones that are online now; there was a pincord one that is not online.

I also saw the Ludlow striped cotton and corded cotton blazers. If I were in the market for a casual cotton blazer, I would seriously consider those.

Also had plenty of nice new shirts.

I'd been a little down on the J Crew stuff lately, but I was really impressed with a lot of what I saw.
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What do you guys think about the Sun-faded Stanton pant? I still have not seen it in stores. How is the fit for the classic? It says "slim" in the description and they look slimmer then normal JCrew Classic Pants. I am curious if it's a happy compromise between USF and a more Classic fit.

Also how dressy do they look in real life? I would love to try them on, but I never see them anywhere.
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If you really want slim-fit shirts at a similar price point, Rugby is your best bet.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
I think the broken in ones would be fine, but if someone says something you can always tell them that they are supposed to look that way.

Why not keep the broken in ones for now, then later on try some dressier khakis next time you have to buy a pair? I don't know how many you have or own, but it would be good to keep a few in rotation so they don't wear out fast.

You can also try some other brands too, if you are having trouble finding what you need at JCrew. BR has some decent pants and I like some of the colors for the new LL Bean Signature Line with their pants.

Yah its pretty casual where Im working....most guys are wearing boots/shoes chinos and like a polo.
Ive had gap chinos before, the fit good initially but they look terrible after a few washes.
I havent had any luck with RL Polo chinos they just dont fit me right. I think the rise is too high.

The jcrew ones fit me pretty good. Like i said earlier, I initally bought the essex pants which werent cheap ($70) but Im just worried about them holding up and also abou them gettin very wrinkly.

They dont have the essential chinos in regular fit right now, I guess they brought in the essex pants in regular fit for s/s. They just have the broken-in chinos which are cheaper than the essex pants for some reason.

The broken-in ones didnt look to frayed or anything maybe I should go with those.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
What do you guys think about the Sun-faded Stanton pant? I still have not seen it in stores. How is the fit for the classic? It says "slim" in the description and they look slimmer then normal JCrew Classic Pants. I am curious if it's a happy compromise between USF and a more Classic fit. Also how dressy do they look in real life? I would love to try them on, but I never see them anywhere.
I haven't seen these in stores yet, either, but I also think they look intriguing on the web. As for dressiness, I am going to say that these look to be a step above the broken in chinos, but below the bowery and essential chinos. It is interesting that they pair them up with wingtips in one photo; but that is really giving off more of a street urban chic vibe. The giveaways are the web belt and utility shirts; definitely casual. Plus, I am guessing (only a guess) that these will wrinkle like crazy. Judging from pics of the pants and the shirts, shoes, belts, and tucked/untucked styles chosen for the pictures, I would rank them this way, dressiest to least dressy: Bowery pant Essential Chino Stanton (just barely acceptable for officewear) Broken-In (really pushing it for officewear - untucked shirts!) Also just noticed, thanks to the post above, that the Broken-In chinos are distressed. Sorry, that is a no-go for the office. UltraMagnetical: Don't do it! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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I decided to see for myself so I ordered both classic and the new slim fit they have for the stanton pant. I must say the classic feels like a regular straight fit and the newer slim fit they have is actually "slim". Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
What do you guys think about the Sun-faded Stanton pant? I still have not seen it in stores. How is the fit for the classic? It says "slim" in the description and they look slimmer then normal JCrew Classic Pants. I am curious if it's a happy compromise between USF and a more Classic fit.

Also how dressy do they look in real life? I would love to try them on, but I never see them anywhere.
post #2908 of 5155
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
I haven't seen these in stores yet, either, but I also think they look intriguing on the web. As for dressiness, I am going to say that these look to be a step above the broken in chinos, but below the bowery and essential chinos. It is interesting that they pair them up with wingtips in one photo; but that is really giving off more of a street urban chic vibe. The giveaways are the web belt and utility shirts; definitely casual. Plus, I am guessing (only a guess) that these will wrinkle like crazy. Judging from pics of the pants and the shirts, shoes, belts, and tucked/untucked styles chosen for the pictures, I would rank them this way, dressiest to least dressy: Bowery pant Essential Chino Stanton (just barely acceptable for officewear) Broken-In (really pushing it for officewear - untucked shirts!) Also just noticed, thanks to the post above, that the Broken-In chinos are distressed. Sorry, that is a no-go for the office. UltraMagnetical: Don't do it! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Really? even if an untucked polo is acceptable? I asked earlier but whats your opinion on the essex pant if youve seen it in person? My concerns with it are that it might get very wrinkly and it wont last very long because its so thin. edit: Im not sure if distressed is the right word...JCrew describes them as "faded and frayed for that deliberate rough around the edges look" but seeing them in store they didnt look all that frayed. thanks!!
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnetical View Post
Really? even if an untucked polo is acceptable? I asked earlier but whats your opinion on the essex pant if youve seen it in person? My concerns with it are that it might get very wrinkly and it wont last very long because its so thin.
Well, I would say that a distressed chino is equivalent to wearing jeans to work. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion. I also think untucked polos is stretching it, if you call it "business casual". But there are varying degrees, of course. But someone like you who cares enough to even ask for advice on this site probably wants to dress a little better than the average jeans and untucked polo guy. I had to look up the essex pant online. It does look thin and prone to wrinkles, but I think you could make it work. Will probably have to iron it each time you wash it. I would definitely vote for this over the broken-in chino. I'd be curious to hear others' opinions, as well.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
Well, I would say that a distressed chino is equivalent to wearing jeans to work. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion. I also think untucked polos is stretching it, if you call it "business casual". But there are varying degrees, of course. But someone like you who cares enough to even ask for advice on this site probably wants to dress a little better than the average jeans and untucked polo guy.

I had to look up the essex pant online. It does look thin and prone to wrinkles, but I think you could make it work. Will probably have to iron it each time you wash it. I would definitely vote for this over the broken-in chino.

I'd be curious to hear others' opinions, as well.
For me the Bowery pants work perfectly for business casual.

The cotton is dressier & of a better quality than Crew's other chinos. They have a slight sheen, so when they wrinkle (like ALL cotton pants do), they 'shadow' a bit which gives them a lot more character than run-of-the-mill chinos. They seem to be wearing well.

It really depends on where you work but, personally, I find the classic (as opposed to the 'urban slim') version of the Bowerys plenty slim for the office.

Crew's other chinos could probably work too, except -- again, depending on the environment -- any which are sun-faded, broken in, distressed, or in any other way artificially aged...
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