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post #31 of 69
I may or may not have waaay too many items from this store
post #32 of 69
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I agree. Also be vigilant about inspecting quality. I haven't purchased from these stores in quite some time; however, I know that in the past some goods were of better quality than others.

IMO, Banana Republic's quality has fallen off considerably in the past few years. I still grab items from there if they are on sale (Ex: 250 cotton sport coat for $100, which I thought was a fair deal. I don't expect it last forever, though.
post #33 of 69
I have alot of items from JCrew. It's the only mall brand that I like. Just like what many have said, buy stuff on sale (and there is an extra discount for students and teachers).
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by inquirer89 View Post
I have alot of items from JCrew. It's the only mall brand that I like. Just like what many have said, buy stuff on sale (and there is an extra discount for students and teachers).

Really, a brilliant move. They were the go-to brand on campus when I was in college.
post #35 of 69
Wish we had a J crew in the UK, their entry level trad/prep stuff would be great, we have a BR in London now but the stuff it stocks is pretty damn dull. I have a couple of pairs of shorts and a shirt for summery wear from J crew from trips to the states, and would have more if they existed here.
Reasonable quality slightly more interesting "basics" IMO.
post #36 of 69
I would say J Crew is a slight step up from Banana Republic and, like BR, I never buy there at retail (or near it).

I am excited, though, that they're opening a new location about a mile from my house in Fort Worth.
post #37 of 69
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IMO, Banana Republic's quality has fallen off considerably in the past few years. I still grab items from there if they are on sale (Ex: 250 cotton sport coat for $100, which I thought was a fair deal. I don't expect it last forever, though.

esp their pants IMO. i have a few pairs of BR's dress khakis from about 5-10 yrs ago. the material is sturdy and have held up to yrs of abuse in the washer/dryer. i noticed in recent yrs the pants from the same line and style are now made from a very thin, flimsy fabric. it's 100% cotton but feels like a cheap poly. crunchy is the best way to describe the fabric.

i will from time to time i order a whole bunch of stuff on sale from their website. the mrs has a BR luxe card which gets us free shipping on all orders and also free alterations. at least 75% of the stuff always ends up getting returned in the store though. i got a few italian-woven slim fit dress shirts for about $20 each with coupon codes.
post #38 of 69
I would say J.Crew is good for when you're too lazy to dress up. It's like American Eagle for everyone else.
post #39 of 69
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I would say J.Crew is good for when you're too lazy to dress up. It's like American Eagle for everyone else.

This assessment is incorrect.
post #40 of 69
I think JCrew apparel is decent (outerwear, ties, chinos, etc.), and the price is right (with the student discount). However, I'm not a big fan of the fit and the collars on the shirts.
post #41 of 69
J.Crew's my favorite RTW brand these days, but the quality can be a bit spotty. For example, I just got their vintage white denim jean, and the stitching on the long seams are like twice as far apart as Nudies or 5EPs. I noticed it when I sat down, and the seams kind of gaped open randomly. The fit is great though.

--Andre
post #42 of 69
J CREW is back in... MRS. OBAMA ROCKS IT
post #43 of 69
mafoofan you are wrong, but even if you were right, it's kind of ironci when your oufit screams 'rubinacci' from the top of a skyscraper to anyone with even a base level of tailoring knowledge. if I cared enough I'd post some pictures of outfits and ask you to spot the j crew item.
post #44 of 69
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mafoofan you are wrong, but even if you were right, it's kind of ironci when your oufit screams 'rubinacci' from the top of a skyscraper to anyone with even a base level of tailoring knowledge.

if I cared enough I'd post some pictures of outfits and ask you to spot the j crew item.

I actually second foof's assessment of the colors signaling "I'M WEARING J. MO' EFFIN' CREW". My girlfriend first pointed out the classic J. Crew colors, along with Banana as well. She's always saying things like "oh this is kinda cute, but it's too J. Crew".

I also agree with your depiction of his Rubinacci.

Win win?
post #45 of 69
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
mafoofan you are wrong, but even if you were right, it's kind of ironci when your oufit screams 'rubinacci' from the top of a skyscraper to anyone with even a base level of tailoring knowledge.

What, precisely, does it mean to look 'Rubinacci'?
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