J. Crew Fall/Winter 2011 Discussion - Page 75
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I have a flannel with that label - at least three years old, probably four. Luckily for you, that plaid, Campbell, is pretty common - I just bought one from LE Canvas for $18.
I think you'll be fine in Medium. I got my jacket in the mail the other day and it fits me perfect. I can't imagine sizing down since the shoulders are just right. Sleeves were just a tad long, but a small cuff fixed that. I really like the fit of the jacket. Glad I didn't get the slim version.
REALLY love the jacket. For $80 it was a steal. All the pockets and details are great.
Lol I just took my M in that shirt to goodwill today! It's from 4 years ago.
Mine doesn't tick loudly at all... hmmm...
I just got my large (slim) university jacket. In short, I really like this jacket. While I don't think it is worth what it was at retail ($275) I would have been happy paying $150-$175 for it. Some quick pro's and con's:
+ Not too heavy (First guess, feels like 18oz)
+ Nice fleece lined pockets (2 interior and 4 exterior)
+ Buttons are sewn well and secure
+ Nice tapered fit through the body
+ Lovely standing collar
+ Wool is what you'd expect (It's fine)
+ Perfect length for what it is (30.5" I believe)
- A little tight in the shoulders, but I am picky, it's seriously just a little bit. For those fitting the near exact definition of large (like me) I would still get the slim. The chest would be too roomy in the regular.
- A vent. I really wish this had a single vent. Oh well.
- Workable cuff. Some may like this, I just rather something easier to tailor, but it shouldn't be that much of an issue.
I think this is a wonderful jacket, and I've been impressed with every J.Crew outerwear piece I've gotten this year (winslow jacket, $90 at Mr. Porter was a steal. The field mechanics jacket and this) and I think for people between sizes should size down and get the slim. I was the definition of a large and slim fits great. I think if I wanted to use this more as a top-coat I wouldn't have gotten the slim, but this jacket isn't really meant for it I think because it would just be too big everywhere else -- unless someone wanted to go through it all getting it tailored.
I can post pictures at request as well. :-)
from what i've gathered googling around, the timex quartz movement is much louder than other quartz watches. i think it is intentionally done to conform with their slogan "it takes a licking, and keeps on ticking". when digital watches were getting popular, timex increased the volume of the ticking to distinguish itself from the pack