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post #571 of 1038
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

You got the unsanforized in your regular size and washed them? You didn't size up at all?

Is your true waist size 32 or is that your jcrew pants size?

Did a hot tub soak on mine and need more shrink so they're in the washing machine now. I'm not going to be putting them in the dryer as I rarely use it anyways.

i didnt size up. my jcrew pants size is 32 (which i think is like an actual 34?), and i got a 32 in the WB as well.
post #572 of 1038

Was able to pick up the skiff jacket with thinsulate for $105 shipped after the sale 

post #573 of 1038
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Originally Posted by deez nuts View Post

i didnt size up. my jcrew pants size is 32 (which i think is like an actual 34?), and i got a 32 in the WB as well.

For clarification, you got the same ones I did (unsanforized) or the rinsed ones I linked to in that post? Because if you got the unsanforized it seems to be going against everything the description says....
post #574 of 1038
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post

When I think of denim (or anything else for that matter) I don't think of Wallace and Barnes. I can't say I've ever even heard of the brand.

It's just J. Crew's internal brand that's supposed to be a little better.
post #575 of 1038
Whomp whomp. There's something amiss with these. Sized according to their recommendation (true waist is 34, size 37 was ordered). The shrinkage got them to 36. I, too, am typically a 32 for jeans/chinos (but a 34 in slacks) so their description is wrong, I guess, or they don't know what true waist size means. The cut is nice

The denim feels exactly like the warehouse collab they had a few years ago so I'm thinking that's their source.

I will say their customer service is solid because they're letting me return them even though they've been washed.
post #576 of 1038
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Whomp whomp. There's something amiss with these. Sized according to their recommendation (true waist is 34, size 37 was ordered). The shrinkage got them to 36. I, too, am typically a 32 for jeans/chinos (but a 34 in slacks) so their description is wrong, I guess, or they don't know what true waist size means. The cut is nice

The denim feels exactly like the warehouse collab they had a few years ago so I'm thinking that's their source.

I will say their customer service is solid because they're letting me return them even though they've been washed.

You normally wear 32 in jeans and you ordered 37!?
post #577 of 1038
My true waist size is 34. Size 32 or 33 pants usually fit because they are vanity sized. If I buy a suit or slacks and go by true waist measurement I'm a 34. I'm even a 34 in some jeans if they are properly sized/tagged.

I didn't order them but evidently the advice given was to size up 3" from TRUE waist. I suppose they were trying to reduce confusion of people going off "typical pants" sizing.

The implication is that they'd shrink to 34, which would have fit. The legs actually fit really well but the top block is still way too loose. I think if I did even receive the proper size in the waist/block, the legs would have ended up being too tight.

What they should have done is what Kiya does and have the proper size number (I.e. a 34) and advise that it measures larger (37) and will shrink to size. That's assuming it shrinks enough....

Or they should have said "select your normal size" because that is different from true waist.

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~03340/03340.jsp
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If you DO NOT plan on washing your jeans, select your true waist size. If you DO plan on washing them and are between 28"and 33", then size up 2" (i.e., if you are 28", order a 30") and if you are 34" to 36", size up 3".

Edited by grundletaint - 12/18/13 at 12:53pm
post #578 of 1038
That's very confusing. This is why I hardly ever buy jeans or pants online, even when I'm familiar with the brand. I have to try them on first.

It's sort of like Levi's advice about sizing on STF 501s. I ignore it. I buy my regular jeans size and don't size up or down, in other words, I just buy jeans that fit right to begin with. I've found that they don't shrink nearly as much as Levi's claims they will, especially if I just wash in cold and don't machine dry.
post #579 of 1038
I guess they out-clevered themselves with this one.
post #580 of 1038
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

It's just J. Crew's internal brand that's supposed to be a little better.

Really? I never knew that! And I'm embarrassed to say that I've worked there part time seasonally for a couple of years.

I often wondered why I had never heard of it outside of J. Crew.
post #581 of 1038
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post

Really? I never knew that! And I'm embarrassed to say that I've worked there part time seasonally for a couple of years.

I often wondered why I had never heard of it outside of J. Crew.

This helps a little I suppose.
http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201111/jcrew-frank-muytjens-interview-wallace-and-barnes
post #582 of 1038
Deez, you have fit pics of yours?
post #583 of 1038
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post

Really? I never knew that! And I'm embarrassed to say that I've worked there part time seasonally for a couple of years.

I often wondered why I had never heard of it outside of J. Crew.

That is too funny. There blows my assumption that the SAs know everything there is to know about J. Crew. The WB line is always featured in the catalogs--is it because it's not carried in the store that you didn't know about it?
post #584 of 1038
J Crew is now offering 40% off + Free Shipping on their sale items.
 
30% off + FS regular priced items.
post #585 of 1038
that snorkel jacket is pretty tempting at $178 before tax

I have a $40 gift card too


edit: lol ended up getting it

paid $154 (with the gift card) what a steal! eek.gif
Edited by masshi - 12/19/13 at 9:53am
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