From what I've read on SF, J.Crew doesn't put the high-end items on sale. According to some posts on the SWD side, J.Crew will routinely remove high-end items or exclude them in the fine print whenever there is a good online coupon.
Jcrew is no "worse" or "better" than Brooks Brothers, which has had CJs for years.
having only 500 dollar fused suits is no worse?
at any rate, definitely interested in seeing how the average jcrew consumer reacts, for one C&J shoes on average are neither clunky, nor do they looked like someone has already worn them for a year/left in the dryer for 2 days.
I also question the assertion that J. Crew's men's clothes are on par with BB mainline. BB's suits, sport coats, shirts, sweaters, and (esp. until recently) shoes blow J. Crew out of the water. J. Crew is a woman's store with a little section for the boyfriend.