I agree, A. I have Ludlow jackets and suits, and they fit me perfectly and I feel they are somewhat timeless.
And I agree about the sweaters and collabs. There is still good stuff there, and I still shop there. Just seems like I am finding less there that interests me these days.
i really love the j.crew dress pants, but oh man, the suit jackets or blazers don't fit. the 36r is too small and the 38 is just too big. sucks. i was pretty set on buying a ludlow suit a few months ago until i discovered the jackets just don't fit me. ended up getting a jil sander suit on sale for about the same price as a ludlow sit so it ended up working out okay ;)
i totally agree about j.crew not having as much stuff that interests me, at least this season. i usually buy about a 3rd of my stuff every season from j.crew, but i ended up buying just one thing from j.crew this season and it was a t-shirt they have had for multiple seasons.