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post #1216 of 2686
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Regarding the issue of sizing down for a slim fit and so on... I've said it before but here's my take. J. Crew is built on the preppy look and style which overall is not meant to look extremely fitted and slim. It's a more relaxed look. I think that's why a lot of people, especially really young guys, have problems with the J. Crew fit. You can't go to J. Crew expecting to get the same kind of modern silouette you find with other brands. That's not what the J. Crew look is about.

That said, sure, sizing down will slim it up for you. So I guess it's about what you want. Slim or relaxed.

Rob- J Crew is nothing like it was. It may have been based on preppy clothing, but today it is all over the map.
Most of the SW&D items are workwear and military styled. The MC items are more GQ than Brooks Brothers/J Press.
5 years ago they offered like 30 different ribbon belts, no collabs, almost no boots, nothing utility/workwear,...
Todays J Crew is nothing like it was.
FWIW I prefer todays J Crew.

Edit- I also don't remember anything costing more than $100 except for a couple jackets.
post #1217 of 2686
He's right about the sizing, though. While the styles and variety of J. Crew is much different, their fits and silhouettes are on the relaxed side rather than tailored/slim fits. I find myself swimming in the sleeves especially.


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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Rob- J Crew is nothing like it was. It may have been based on preppy clothing, but today it is all over the map.
Most of the SW&D items are workwear and military styled. The MC items are more GQ than Brooks Brothers/J Press.
5 years ago they offered like 30 different ribbon belts, no collabs, almost no boots, nothing utility/workwear,...
Todays J Crew is nothing like it was.
FWIW I prefer todays J Crew.

Edit- I also don't remember anything costing more than $100 except for a couple jackets.
post #1218 of 2686
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Originally Posted by theuglylover View Post
He's right about the sizing, though. While the styles and variety of J. Crew is much different, their fits and silhouettes are on the relaxed side rather than tailored/slim fits. I find myself swimming in the sleeves especially.

J Crew still offers slimmer pants and shirts when compared to Lands End, Gap, Banana Republic, LL Bean,...
post #1219 of 2686
shoulders on shirts are too small while the body is too big, tiny neck, massive sleeves their pants are nice though
post #1220 of 2686
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
J Crew still offers slimmer pants and shirts when compared to Lands End, Gap, Banana Republic, LL Bean,...

I agree, that is, I have to say that overall J. Crew is slimmer than those others--which is why I prefer J. Crew over them. But even so, Crew is more relaxed than "younger" fits/brands.
post #1221 of 2686
new Pony brown chambray
post #1222 of 2686
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
I'm considering the Danner hiking boots. Pricing isn't too far off normal Danner boots and I like the colour, although I can't see these working for anything other then weekends camping/at the cottage etc. Certainly not for walking around downtown.

Not to put you off J. Crew's Danners, but you might like these:



They're $2 more at Danner's site. I personally like this color of all the iterations I've seen. And that includes the stuff I've seen on Rakuten.
post #1223 of 2686
Are there any discounts or promotions going on right now for JCrew? I have been holding off but really need to make a move on several items and I am going to be looking at a large $$$ total for it all. Any type of discount would help.
post #1224 of 2686
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
Are there any discounts or promotions going on right now for JCrew? I have been holding off but really need to make a move on several items and I am going to be looking at a large $$$ total for it all. Any type of discount would help.

Likewise...or if someone has a discount and can proxy me a peacoat to Toronto, Canada I'd really appreciate it.
post #1225 of 2686
Only promotions going on right now are for women. Why does it seem like every deal J Crew runs is allows a women only deal?
post #1226 of 2686
I notice women and kids get deals all the time. Guys not so much. I think it's because they realize how popular their brand is right now. :/
post #1227 of 2686
Just saw the new releases via email. 1 or two shirts and maybe the alpaca cardigan. That's about it on the interesting front unless you want to drop 5 bills on a collab. What the fuck is up with the $350 "repaired" chinos? They've really lost their nut over there at JCrew.
post #1228 of 2686
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Originally Posted by wannabeagiant View Post
Why do they make the shoulders so wide? I'm pretty sure I have average shoulders for my height. If it went 17" for small, 18" for medium, etc. (instead of 17.5, 18.5) , I'm pretty sure it would fit much better for most people. I understand why the chest and waist aren't slim (as they're appealing to the masses). If you look at the blazers/sportcoats on the site, you can see that the shoulders are hanging off and are about 1/2 inch too big on each side.

This is why me and my wide-ass shoulders love J. Crew.
post #1229 of 2686
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Originally Posted by wannabeagiant View Post
Why do they make the shoulders so wide? I'm pretty sure I have average shoulders for my height. If it went 17" for small, 18" for medium, etc. (instead of 17.5, 18.5) , I'm pretty sure it would fit much better for most people. I understand why the chest and waist aren't slim (as they're appealing to the masses). If you look at the blazers/sportcoats on the site, you can see that the shoulders are hanging off and are about 1/2 inch too big on each side.

This is why me and my wide-ass shoulders love the Crew.
post #1230 of 2686
Anyone know about this wool-linen cardigan? http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/s...3015/33015.jsp
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