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post #616 of 974

In the plus category J. Crew just started carrying Reigning Champ, so I can now put my minuscule gift card toward the purchase of a high priced sweatshirt. 

post #617 of 974
I've found that the items marked "slim" - sweaters and shirts - fit pretty consistently. Beyond that all bets are off, just try on in store
post #618 of 974
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Originally Posted by Arnold Grape View Post
 

Agreed. Whenever I end up buying something from the website I know there is a high probability of returning it, due to the randomness of the fit. I have no idea how they get away with that, as a catalogue based company. 

what's even more upsetting is the lack of measurements provided, but i guess that makes sense now with the inconsistency.  with all the money PE firms have pumped into that company i would love to have inseam/leg opening/thigh measurements for trousers..

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Originally Posted by dohare View Post
 

what's even more upsetting is the lack of measurements provided, but i guess that makes sense now with the inconsistency.  with all the money PE firms have pumped into that company i would love to have inseam/leg opening/thigh measurements for trousers..

Not to beat the horse, because this is probably well established by now, but there is absolutely no quality control demonstrated. I recently tried on four or five of the same blue OCBD shirt in store in Medium Slim-Fit, from the same season, and they all fit differently. (e.g. neck size; arm length; hem.) The SA confirmed that this is an issue. For a shirt that retails at $75 that seems absurd to me. Meanwhile, I am about 6'4, 180 lbs.: it seems weird that I would have to size down that far. (I do not wear my clothing skin tight.) No idea how it's working out for other people, because JC is oft-referenced go-to brand for staple items.  

post #620 of 974
I've found the slim stuff in S to consistently fit me, while the classic stuff in XS is what would work for me - that's for sweaters though.

I also think I've seen leg openings for a few trousers, or maybe I'm getting confused with Club Monaco. Either way, for such a huge company with so many products, I'm not holding out for them to provide measurements. Those useless size charts I don't even bother looking at.
post #621 of 974
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

I've found the slim stuff in S to consistently fit me, while the classic stuff in XS is what would work for me - that's for sweaters though.

I also think I've seen leg openings for a few trousers, or maybe I'm getting confused with Club Monaco. Either way, for such a huge company with so many products, I'm not holding out for them to provide measurements. Those useless size charts I don't even bother looking at.

 

You can request measurements from an SA using LiveChat. In recent past, they've provided measurements for sport coats and outerwear.

post #622 of 974
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Originally Posted by zxu426 View Post

You can request measurements from an SA using LiveChat. In recent past, they've provided measurements for sport coats and outerwear.

The SA's can lookup measurements in realtime on the chat for any item. IDK why they don't make them public.
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Wow I actually never knew that. Thanks for letting me know. So you just call them and say you need to know the pit to pit, or shoulders, or length?
post #624 of 974
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You get in a bar fight?

If by "bar fight" you mean taking it to the cleaners once and then wearing it a couple of times then, yes, I was in a bar fight. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I do see that the QC varies quite a bit. However, I'm not sure how J. Crew compares with other stores.
Edited by Tck13 - 12/27/13 at 4:43pm
post #625 of 974

Agree w/ Alcibiades and althanis – all of my slim shirts in S have been surprisingly consistent in fit.

post #626 of 974
anyone have a 30% off coupon I can't believe I didn't take advantage of the christmas sale lol...maybe it's cause I spent it on an Alden Indy Boot icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #627 of 974

Wait a minute....the code worked on alden?!?!?

post #628 of 974
No it didn't
post #629 of 974
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Originally Posted by Arnold Grape View Post

Not to beat the horse, because this is probably well established by now, but there is absolutely no quality control demonstrated. I recently tried on four or five of the same blue OCBD shirt in store in Medium Slim-Fit, from the same season, and they all fit differently. (e.g. neck size; arm length; hem.) The SA confirmed that this is an issue. For a shirt that retails at $75 that seems absurd to me. Meanwhile, I am about 6'4, 180 lbs.: it seems weird that I would have to size down that far. (I do not wear my clothing skin tight.) No idea how it's working out for other people, because JC is oft-referenced go-to brand for staple items.  

Your height seems outside the medium range but not your weight. I'm 6.1 and about 190, and Medium is my size in almost all things J. Crew, and has been for the past few years.

I do find some inconsistency but not great enough to warrant going larger. If anything, believe it or not, I could almost--almost--size down in some things to a small, e.g., some sweaters and outerwear.
post #630 of 974
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post

If by "bar fight" you mean taking it to the cleaners once and then wearing it a couple of times then, yes, I was in a bar fight. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I do see that the QC varies quite a bit. However, I'm not sure how J. Crew compares with other stores.

Did the cleaners do something to it? I never take anything to the cleaners, so I haven't had that happen. I also haven't had anything from J. Crew fall apart like that. The only time I have a problem is when I'm rough on something, e.g., I took a sweater off in a big hurry and accidently ripped a stitch. But it was my own fault, not the quality of the garment.

This is also one reason I don't clean sweaters. I think that is hard on sweaters, and it could have had something to do with this. If you wear another garment, e.g., a button up or t-shirt, under your sweater, you shouldn't pit out a sweater. And it you're warm enough to sweat in a sweater, then you probably should take it off.
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