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post #241 of 1157
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Originally Posted by BoboMax View Post

When you guys use the term "fit sucks" or "fits like shit," that is only relative to yourself. It should never be used to judge an entire brand. Something that does not fit you well may fit someone else perfectly.

I think that most people will find that sizing down one size makes J. Crew clothes that "fits like shit" fit quite well. Yes, I do I think that it is strange that I am 5'11" and 162lbs and wear an XS, but J. Crew fits me better than any other larger label.

The same applies to J. Crew pants. If one takes an inch smaller around the waist than one typically does, the pants have a good, fitted cut --at least in the Bowery fit-- and the waist fits the same as a size larger in another label.

As for the quality debate, what labels have superior quality for the price point? Clearly not Gap or Banana Republic.
Edited by blackboard_knowledge - 10/3/11 at 11:34am
post #242 of 1157
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Originally Posted by BoboMax View Post

When you guys use the term "fit sucks" or "fits like shit," that is only relative to yourself. It should never be used to judge an entire brand. Something that does not fit you well may fit someone else perfectly.

Well, it's relative to the male ideal, which is trim & athletic. J Crew understands what the male ideal is b/c it only uses trim & athletic models. You're not going to see chunky models for a reason; it would be aesthetically distasteful

The con here is that JC is literally pinning & pinching its garments with metal clips for the photoshoots to give the impression that its clothing is suited for the male ideal, which it isnt

So, yes, JC does fit some people properly, and I think it's fair to say that the fit is poor w/ regard to males w/ visually appealing physiques
post #243 of 1157
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Originally Posted by aaaeeeiiiooouuu View Post

The con here is that JC is literally pinning & pinching its garments with metal clips for the photoshoots to give the impression that its clothing is suited for the male ideal, which it isnt

You say this as if JCrew does this exclusively. They don't.
post #244 of 1157
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Originally Posted by aaaeeeiiiooouuu View Post

Well, it's relative to the male ideal, which is trim & athletic. J Crew understands what the male ideal is b/c it only uses trim & athletic models. You're not going to see chunky models for a reason; it would be aesthetically distasteful
The con here is that JC is literally pinning & pinching its garments with metal clips for the photoshoots to give the impression that its clothing is suited for the male ideal, which it isnt
So, yes, JC does fit some people properly, and I think it's fair to say that the fit is poor w/ regard to males w/ visually appealing physiques

Is there a reason why they are pinning clothes for model shoots as opposed to just tailoring them? That seems a little silly to me.
post #245 of 1157
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Originally Posted by threeleggeddog View Post

Is there a reason why they are pinning clothes for model shoots as opposed to just tailoring them? That seems a little silly to me.

Time? Money? Probably aren't just planning to give the model the clothes either.
post #246 of 1157
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Originally Posted by LukeM View Post

What size slim fit tees should I get for a slim 38L about 6ft. 160lb? Also what is the word on the Trapper Jacket? Sizing? Worth retail? ~$175 in Canada
I would love an answer on this before the sale ends.

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post #247 of 1157
This doesnt look too bad!

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Authentic Bayswater peacoat
post #248 of 1157
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Originally Posted by LukeM View Post

What size slim fit tees should I get for a slim 38L about 6ft. 160lb? Also what is the word on the Trapper Jacket? Sizing? Worth retail? ~$175 in Canada
I would love an answer on this before the sale ends.

Is there a sale on the trapper jacket I'm not aware of?

It still seems to be the same price on their site
post #249 of 1157
Damn, I was going to pick up a pair of those Chippewa boots in the next few days since the said expected ship date said October 4th. Just noticed that they now say expected ship date of December 7th. ffffuuuu.gif
post #250 of 1157
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bananagrabber View Post

Damn, I was going to pick up a pair of those Chippewa boots in the next few days since the said expected ship date said October 4th. Just noticed that they now say expected ship date of December 7th. ffffuuuu.gif


That sucks.  The batches of boots are really far apart from each other.  I got in on the October 4th shipment but this is my first time ordering Chippewa boots.  If I end up needing a different size and they say it'll be two months I'm not sure I'll bother waiting.  I'd be passing on them out of necessity for a more in-season oriented boot compared to what I own right now.  If I was buying these as an addition to a collection of boots then I'm sure it's worth the wait.  I have a boot deficiency right now and I don't want to wait until December to fix that...lol!  :)

 

Good luck getting a pair sooner.  Maybe someone will return them to a local store.  It may be worth calling around to see. 

 

Edit - I placed my order a few weeks ago but I guess it must be a really popular item.  I just got an email today saying mine aren't shipping on Oct 4th and will instead be sent out on Dec 7th.  Oh well.  I may have to take my own advice or maybe I'll get Iron Rangers instead.  :)


Edited by wispa - 10/2/11 at 7:58pm
post #251 of 1157
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Originally Posted by Ippo View Post

Is there a sale on the trapper jacket I'm not aware of?
It still seems to be the same price on their site


Just in case it pops up on ebay I want to be able to make a snap decision. Still haven't got an answer though.
post #252 of 1157
How do you think about Fair isle sweater?

Which is better?? bottom one is last year's fair isle sweater.

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post #253 of 1157
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Originally Posted by yg0307 View Post

How do you think about Fair isle sweater?
Which is better?? bottom one is last year's fair isle sweater.
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i like the one from this year with a darker background.
post #254 of 1157
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Originally Posted by yg0307 View Post

How do you think about Fair isle sweater?
Which is better?? bottom one is last year's fair isle sweater.
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I just saw the one from this year at a J. Crew and had I thought that I could pull off the look --it is a little too "haute Minneapolis in January" for my style-- I would have gotten it. The color scheme is sharp...for this genre.
post #255 of 1157
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Originally Posted by yg0307 View Post

How do you think about Fair isle sweater?
Which is better?? bottom one is last year's fair isle sweater.
 


Both are nice but I prefer last year's version.  I like the lighter contrast between the sweater color and the horizontal designs.

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