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post #16 of 47
I am most interested in the more exotic materials they offer on some items. i was waiting and waiting for the paisley and pineapple print shorts to go on sale but they both seem to have sold out at full price so that sucks. all summer i waited for the cool board shorts to go on sale but i guess i am starting to wonder whether these higher priced items ever get to the sale rack.

now i'm considering a few sport and dress shirts and maybe a few of the thomas mason shirts. also i am getting to the point of considering some sweaters for the fall/winter months. haven't really pulled the trigger on anything yet tho (sorry mickey).

ralph lauren and banana republic keep putting all their stuff on sale so thats where my money has been going.
post #17 of 47
I'm wearing a J Crew button down shirt right now. Yesterday I wore the J Crew navy blue cardigan, J Crew white tab collar shirt and a J Crew repp tie. Monday i wore the J Crew blue argyle sweater vest and a J Crew button down. What's in store for tommorow? Prolly another J Crew shirt. My job is pretty casual. So J Crew gives me ability to look dressed up or casual but still neat and professional. Sidebar: I look like the black model for J Crew(i know he models for other brands as well) , so i feel if it looks good on him, it will obviously look good on me. My sister and mother call him my twin.
post #18 of 47
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Originally Posted by Tcameron View Post
I like J. Crew stuff, but my body type is not in the same aestetic as the ideal J Crewist. Most things are a tad small, but not in an insulting way like H&M.

Thats the best way I've heard it described H&M is small in an insulting way! If you are athletic at all your probably not gonna fit in their stuff unless your a table tennis player maybe.
post #19 of 47
I think as with all brands, it's serves it's a purpose. I would never buy everything from one brand but there are definitely brands I buy more from.

The direction JCrew is heading is a direction I agree with. Their quality is better then a few years ago and the cuts are definitely slimmer. I think for basics like sweaters, JCrew is great especially on sale. I agree that there are better brands to buy on sale but those are harder to come by. For JCrew, just look for the sale of their website and buy. Simple and efficient. I have many merino sweaters from them and they are not bad at all. Definitely fit me better the other brands like BR. It's clothes that most ppl would wear on a daily basis because it is nicer then average and most of the stuff they make is "non-offensive". Simple cuts and styles that stand the test of time.
post #20 of 47
The new store in Tribeca is pretty spiffy.

lefty
post #21 of 47
I also think the quality has gone up recently, at least on some items. The "favorite shirt" line has nice, thick cloth -- seems very sturdy. That's an improvement over some of the paper-thin stuff they were offering not long ago, even in the cooler months.

I'm a big fan of their five-pocket, denim-style cords. And I like the slimmer cuts they've been offering. I don't buy much there, but I can usually find a couple items each season to pick up on sale. Usually it's sweaters, shirts and casual gear -- I stay far away from their tailored clothing.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

I dont get why everyone says it's "overpriced", most every single item is under $100. It's not H&M cheap but in the grand scheme of "nicer" clothes it's priced well for what it is. I get that you can get it on sale for cheap, but if you had to buy it at retail I don't think it's "overpriced".

but it is like saying the 99 cent store is chock full of great deals.

you see a 5 pack of cardboard gum, or a pencil set, or a plastic chinese made pink yoyo, or something and they are all 99 cents but are basically worth only about pennies.

not quite analogous but you see what i mean
post #23 of 47
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
but it is like saying the 99 cent store is chock full of great deals.

you see a 5 pack of cardboard gum, or a pencil set, or a plastic chinese made pink yoyo, or something and they are all 99 cents but are basically worth only about pennies.

not quite analogous but you see what i mean


Don't know about your 99 cent stores, But i bought some great dress socks from a few 99 cent stores that have held up well.
post #24 of 47
As mentioned in the "throw up" J Crew thread, with the way things were going over the summer, I was hoping to see some embroidered cords for the fall.
post #25 of 47
I like some J.Crew stuff - at least their casual clothing (not their tailored stuff). I happen to like the cut of their polo shirts - quite fitted and they actually make me look like I'm in decent shape (even though I'm not). It's also my understanding that their cashmere sweaters are made with Loro Piana cashmere - even though it's only advertised as "Italian cashmere". So decent quality in that regard, at least.
post #26 of 47
Count me in as a fan as well. I'm young (24) and I thnk JCrew is a great buy. I like the vibrant colors versus the bland colors of BR.
post #27 of 47
I like their plain t shirts
post #28 of 47
I just dropped a lot of money at J. Crew on pants (khakis, cords, jeans), polos, t-shirts, and sweaters. I am happy with just about all of it. Their pants fit me well. That sounds funny, but not all brands do. I can't say exactly why, but many pants are too tight in parts and too loose in others. J. Crew is spot on in almost all cases. The new Ts and polos are slim fit, which is awesome. I need an XL for the body length and shoulders, but I am pretty slim, so usually that means I have to wear a tent with sleeves that go down to my elbows. I'm not sure what the linemen types do with J. Crew XL, but I guess it is not for them.
post #29 of 47
I like J.Crew casual pants and shorts. The slim-fit is perfect for me and at a decent price given the quality. I'm a huge fan of their shirts, too.

On the other hand, I won't touch their tailored clothing or shoes.
post #30 of 47
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