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The bright blue jacket debuts in May and will be $228

That jacket is definitely fresh, but $228 is well above the price point I'd want to pay, especially for a J. Crew item. Anyone have suggestions for a similar item that's likely better made?

 

post #77 of 318
+1 Some say norse project but let`s check out more
post #78 of 318
I picked up a Timex Andros watch today. I like it a lot for a casual watch, actually. Here's a side-by-side comparison shot with the Timex vintage field army watch.

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post #79 of 318
Really well said. Very insighful analysis.
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Originally Posted by aaaeeeiiiooouuu View Post

this is the main reason why i don't like j crew, as a company (aside from them blatantly copying from other brands and claiming it was their designers' idea)
everything they do seems disingenuous - like they'll position the brand in any way possible to swindle the customer out of his money.
obviously, all companies are for-profit, and that's the ultimate goal of a store selling clothes. but i don't think all companies are willing to alienate their customers in the way that j crew does. so j crew seems to be for-profit, alone. that is, j crew has no creative ambition or greater purpose other than peddling its wares. perhaps that's why its creative team has (clearly) been given the order to take from other brands.
brands like zara & h&m also 'take' from other brands, but j crew does it w/ a smirk on their face. when zara or h&m copies from another designer, its done under the auspices of providing 'budget fast fashion'.
j crew is a budget fast fashion brand, but w/out prices or marketing that align w/ it
So what, specifically, has j crew done?
  • Wallace & Barnes line - deceivingly positioned as a collaborative line
  • Deceptive item photos - metal clips to make garment seem more 'tailored' than it really is
  • Blatantly raising item prices once they get popular (Chippewa boots)
  • Product copy w/ airs/pretenses of luxury (eg, "We source our leather from... bla bla bla)
  • Bad-faith marketing - "Hurry! 20% Off One More Day Only" - Then, the next day, it's 25% off
  • Tasteless pandering to clueless middle American men - "10 Tips to Dress Up Casual Fridays"
  • STEALS designs from other brands (off the top of my head, eg, Gitman Bros; Wings + Horns; CDW)
if there is a redeeming factor to j crew, it is that they often pull fantastic, unique collaborative items. i can't help but feel that it's a brand-positioning agenda (ie, to place their cheapy, Made-In-China wares alongside paradigms in mens clothing like Alden, Saint James, Red Wing, etc), but i almost don't care since its done so well
post #80 of 318
Can anyone comment Indian cotton short sleeve shirt that is in the lookbook. I sorta wants.

What happened to J crew here, this thread use to be so bumping.
post #81 of 318
That andros is a cool watch. Too bad when I tried it on in the store I couldn't get my shirt cuffs to close over it. Deal breaker.
post #82 of 318

 

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that blue jacket is a nice, i really liked the sawtooth jacket too. a couple examples of some really well put together pieces, not loving everything this season


Edited by mike1445 - 3/6/12 at 6:02pm
post #83 of 318
Indian cotton shirt? Whatever happened to Madres or whatever they were called?
post #84 of 318
Lemme just say that collection is effing impressive. That blue jacket reminds me of something out of Nigel Cabourn's collection.
post #85 of 318
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Indian cotton shirt? Whatever happened to Madres or whatever they were called?

same thing imo. i have one of them and it feels the same...

per the jcrew website... "Inspired by traditional Indian madras"
post #86 of 318
Madras isn't a "workwear" term and they don't want to distance themselves from their largely blue collar fan base in the coming summer months
post #87 of 318
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Originally Posted by Samir View Post

 

That jacket is definitely fresh, but $228 is well above the price point I'd want to pay, especially for a J. Crew item. Anyone have suggestions for a similar item that's likely better made?

 



I find myself saying the same sort of thing more and more with J. Crew items now.  I like their stuff, but not that much.  Anybody else feel this way?

post #88 of 318
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

Lemme just say that collection is effing impressive. That blue jacket reminds me of something out of Nigel Cabourn's collection.

lmfao. that's probably because they copy popular designer pieces and make cheap imitations.not impressive at all.
post #89 of 318
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I find myself saying the same sort of thing more and more with J. Crew items now.  I like their stuff, but not that much.  Anybody else feel this way?

Yes. I like their clothes but the prices have just gotten absurd for Made in China so-so quality stuff. I pretty much only buy during sales.

I feel like if they were smarter about promotions they'd probably make a lot more money off of me. Their marketing and website sales are almost as pathetic as their in-store assistance and stocking issues. Terribly run company.
post #90 of 318
Not sure how many of you fellas read Bloomberg magazines, but a couple of months ago there was an article on J. Crew.


Found it online:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/where-jcrew-shops-for-ideas-10132011.html
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