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post #661 of 1020
All denim stretches. It is not related to washed or raw. Fading is not related to sanforized.

The W+H denim is cut is better than that of the J Crew denim. Construction is at least as good.
post #662 of 1020
I bought the 484 Raw Selvedge recently. I had to size up on the waist, but the fit is great. Like a glove, but it will stretch out. They are saniforized.
post #663 of 1020
Maybe it is just me, but that animated dude in blue pants at the men's landing page is starting to get on my nerve with his 360 spin-around. ffffuuuu.gif
post #664 of 1020
Yeah me too. Also can the pants get any skinnier?
post #665 of 1020
Looks like he almost falls over when he does that little spin. And whats with the hands in the pockets - looks like he's touching himself. Gimp.
post #666 of 1020
Ha ha. Yeah, not a good landing page currently. This too shall pass.

I took advantage of the 30-percent in-store today to pick up 4 shirts of the washed-favorite kind, in tartans. I don't think the tartans quite hit it out of the park the way they did a couple of years back, but for the price, they're not bad. This gives my shirt shelf a much-needed boost in the color department--it was beginning to look a bit drab.
post #667 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Arnold Grape View Post

Awesome designs, terrible fit (most of the time). My theory on this is that they must be pinning up the clothing on the models to make the garments appear to have more of a fitted look.

Yep, your theory is likely correct. It's common practice for mainstream stores to pin the clothing in their photo shoots in order to make it appear slimmer. Here's a pic from JCrew's web site from around 2009. Due to how the images were scaled small the clip was not readily visible. But when zoomed in to the maximum, there it was. Very dishonest marketing.

JCrew believes their aggregate customer prefers the look of models wearing slim fitting clothing. Yet they believe this same customer is either fat, and/or they believe their thin customers (who could actually fit into the pinned versions of their garments) will reject slim clothing as effeminate. So instead they produce baggy clothing that opposes their aspirational image, making their ideal impossible to attain. The cognitive dissonance created by shopping at such a place makes it difficult to dress well.

post #668 of 1020
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Maybe it is just me, but that animated dude in blue pants at the men's landing page is starting to get on my nerve with his 360 spin-around. ffffuuuu.gif

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Yeah me too. Also can the pants get any skinnier?

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Looks like he almost falls over when he does that little spin. And whats with the hands in the pockets - looks like he's touching himself. Gimp.

How does a man get that skinny? Dude must eat nothing, he looks thinner than the women models.
post #669 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Guus View Post

How does a man get that skinny? Dude must eat nothing, he looks thinner than the women models.

Heroin.
post #670 of 1020
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post


Yep, your theory is likely correct. It's common practice for mainstream stores to pin the clothing in their photo shoots in order to make it appear slimmer. Here's a pic from JCrew's web site from around 2009. Due to how the images were scaled small the clip was not readily visible. But when zoomed in to the maximum, there it was. Very dishonest marketing.
JCrew believes their aggregate customer prefers the look of models wearing slim fitting clothing. Yet they believe this same customer is either fat, and/or they believe their thin customers (who could actually fit into the pinned versions of their garments) will reject slim clothing as effeminate. So instead they produce baggy clothing that opposes their aspirational image, making their ideal impossible to attain. The cognitive dissonance created by shopping at such a place makes it difficult to dress well.

Haha-it's a strange disconnect, which is proven de facto every time I go into J. Crew suburban mall dressing room. The upshot is that if you know the designers that J. Crew is routinely ripping off you can just buy their shit instead. (Or size down one and get lucky, half of the time).   

post #671 of 1020
The other thing is that the J. Crew sizing charts must be based on their thinking that we are all obese. By their charts I am technically a Large, but I float in a Large. Medium is my true size in most J. Crew, and even then sometimes the fit is slightly big.
post #672 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Arnold Grape View Post

Haha-it's a strange disconnect, which is proven de facto every time I go into J. Crew suburban mall dressing room. The upshot is that if you know the designers that J. Crew is routinely ripping off you can just buy their shit instead. (Or size down one and get lucky, half of the time).   

 

 

...or just take the clothes to a tailor, which takes 3 minutes and costs $15. 

post #673 of 1020
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...or just take the clothes to a tailor, which takes 3 minutes and costs $15. 

Yaaaaaa.... I don't know where you get your tailoring done, but just hemming pants takes longer than that and about the same price. If you want tailoring for jacket and pants, prepare to drop like $50-60 minimum and a couple of days. 

post #674 of 1020
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Originally Posted by BigC222 View Post

Yaaaaaa.... I don't know where you get your tailoring done, but just hemming pants takes longer than that and about the same price. If you want tailoring for jacket and pants, prepare to drop like $50-60 minimum and a couple of days. 

 

In what world should you expect an off the rack garment to fit perfectly? Are you making an argument that J.Crew suiting needs to be tailored? When does a RTW  suit not need to be tailored?

post #675 of 1020
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Originally Posted by BigC222 View Post

Yaaaaaa.... I don't know where you get your tailoring done, but just hemming pants takes longer than that and about the same price. If you want tailoring for jacket and pants, prepare to drop like $50-60 minimum and a couple of days. 

Tailoring pants does not take a couple of days. I'm not even sure it takes a couple of hours.
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