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post #676 of 1020
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Originally Posted by cuponoodles View Post

 

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?

 

I don't. My whole point is to say that tailoring more time and money than what you suggested. 

 

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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post


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

 

That's why I said tailoring JACKETS AND PANTS... 

post #677 of 1020
Visted the Men's Store at the Grove today. Left w/ a Harris Tweed blazer at 30% off. Wouldn't stack student discount, but will take it back to my local store in Vegas and try again. If not, still a decent deal.

Overall, was fairly impressed with the Men's Store offerings. Haven't ever seen a store like that. Also tried the o/w 484 selvege jean. Seemed alright, but extremely similar in fit to the Gap Skinny of 3 years ago that did very well (for half the price, nonetheless). Passed on that. Had quite a few Barbour Internationals at the store for $420 or so; selfishly, was quite pleased at having bought mine years ago for $150 on the forum. Hopefully even with Barbour in the #menswear sphere right now, post-Skyfall, it won't become an overly trite coat.

Lots of W+B, even some of the "archive" Thomas Mason shirts (extremely overpriced at $165 a piece for prints über-similar to their secret wash shirts). Had a decent suiting selection too. Staff overall seemed generally nice, although quite a few of the guys there were in obviously-over-tight sport coats, etc. Oh well.

Fun overall to experience, and managed a good jacket. Sean assisted me, and was one of the SA's who seemed more competent and knowledgable than your standard Holiday-help. Said that the store may be stocking Alden's actively come Jan/Feb.
post #678 of 1020
Nice, glad you got to check it out. Damn I always seem to be at J.Crew right before a sale. I would have liked to get the Harris Tweed at 30% off.
post #679 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Newstyle View Post

Nice, glad you got to check it out. Damn I always seem to be at J.Crew right before a sale. I would have liked to get the Harris Tweed at 30% off.

It's 30% off online still. 

post #680 of 1020
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Visted the Men's Store at the Grove today. Left w/ a Harris Tweed blazer at 30% off. Wouldn't stack student discount, but will take it back to my local store in Vegas and try again. If not, still a decent deal.
Overall, was fairly impressed with the Men's Store offerings. Haven't ever seen a store like that. Also tried the o/w 484 selvege jean. Seemed alright, but extremely similar in fit to the Gap Skinny of 3 years ago that did very well (for half the price, nonetheless). Passed on that. Had quite a few Barbour Internationals at the store for $420 or so; selfishly, was quite pleased at having bought mine years ago for $150 on the forum. Hopefully even with Barbour in the #menswear sphere right now, post-Skyfall, it won't become an overly trite coat.
Lots of W+B, even some of the "archive" Thomas Mason shirts (extremely overpriced at $165 a piece for prints über-similar to their secret wash shirts). Had a decent suiting selection too. Staff overall seemed generally nice, although quite a few of the guys there were in obviously-over-tight sport coats, etc. Oh well.
Fun overall to experience, and managed a good jacket. Sean assisted me, and was one of the SA's who seemed more competent and knowledgable than your standard Holiday-help. Said that the store may be stocking Alden's actively come Jan/Feb.
HAHA. Small world. I was there too, at around 3-4PM. Sean is a good kid. He transferred there from the Topanga Canyon branch. He used to help me there too.
post #681 of 1020
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

HAHA. Small world. I was there too, at around 3-4PM. Sean is a good kid. He transferred there from the Topanga Canyon branch. He used to help me there too.

Cool - would have just missed you though, arrived around 4 myself.

You mean to tell me I missed the chance at an actual SF meetup?! Dreams shattered...
post #682 of 1020

Scored the Stonehall jacket for $69.99!

 

Originally 228, was on the sale rack for 99.99, got the current 30% off promo.

 

Not worth $228, but def a good piece for $70

 

post #683 of 1020
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Originally Posted by shadykay sf View Post

Scored the Stonehall jacket for $69.99!

Originally 228, was on the sale rack for 99.99, got the current 30% off promo.

Not worth $228, but def a good piece for $70

This sort of math is how I feel about most of their products. good snag.
post #684 of 1020
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Originally Posted by cuponoodles View Post

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?

My ludlow suit came very, very close to being perfect. No need to take the jacket in at the sides, just a bit of shortening the sleeves to suit my taste ( I like showing a little more cuff). Pants needed some shortening because a 32 inseam was too short and the 34 I ordered was too long (I'm about a 32.5 for a nice slight break).

Any suit needs tailoring or not, depending on a lot of factors, including not only the cut of the suit but also the body it is going on. In my opinion, Ludlow suits are about the closest to fitting right off the rack of any RTW suits I've ever seen.
post #685 of 1020

i got the Hamilton in green (M65 jacket-esque) for $41 total (originally $179)

I thought it was a steal and looks much better than every other M65 type in the $40 range.


Here is the grey one (which I don't like as much). I got it in a size small which is a tad tad tad bit large but luckily the jacket has cords at the waist and the hips to slim it up!


http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~93137/99102754143/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~hamilton/93137.jsp

post #686 of 1020
Is there a difference between the current Jcrew "allerton" suede wingtip and the older ones in the past that use to be made in Italy? Or are the current ones still made in italy?
post #687 of 1020
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Originally Posted by shadykay sf View Post

Scored the Stonehall jacket for $69.99!

Originally 228, was on the sale rack for 99.99, got the current 30% off promo.

Not worth $228, but def a good piece for $70
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Got any pics of you wearing it?
post #688 of 1020

Gentlemen, when is the best time to shop for JCrew these days?

post #689 of 1020
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Originally Posted by SloopyNoob View Post

Gentlemen, when is the best time to shop for JCrew these days?

Right now! All their best sales happen right before Christmas

post #690 of 1020
picked up a pair of the navy sweatpants, real soft and not too baggy. very comfortable!
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