I've recently been embracing American traditional fashion and J. Crew has as of late been filling the spot once held by APC. I own the Ludlow suit (grey wool flannel, half canvased and bought 20% discount card) and have been making a list of things to purchase. The trims of some of their items are quite good (shell and Corozo buttons) for the price. I think I have a pretty discerning eye (I work in fashion design) and I have to say J. Crew is looking quite good lately.
This piece, the herringbone looks real nice, I could see myself wearing this to work, or when i'm dressed up a bit such as going out to dinner or something... Once again if it fits, it could work.
i sorta liked this coat, too, but like pretty much everything else at J.Crew -- except their classic-fit khakis, maybe -- i'm hesitant to buy because i'm sure i could get something better for a little more, if not the same price.
It's a very good value if you don't want to pony up for a Barbour or Belstaff waxed jacket. It's very heavy and is lined in a plaid fabric just like it's British counterparts. My only complaint with it though, is that they used velcro on the cuffs for tightening them up (should be buttons imo).
I have this. It's quite nice for the price. Unexpectedly warm.