+1 on VLSI and the others. Recent J.Crew stuff is great to wear. Not really flip unless it's s pretty expensive, largely desirable piece like that cardigan or a Ludlow suit. Plain Jane stuff isn't worth it. Most items should have a date code on the fabric care label to judge it's age (FA11 is Fall 2011, for example).I love their slim fit chinos and cords. Shirts are great casual pieces. Their quality and styling really has improved a ton over the past 10-ish years. The fact that they're starting to have collaboration pieces and selling items from high-end makers like Alden, Redwing, Warehouse and Norse Projects shows they're moving up on the ladder. As for that cardigan, it's gorgeous. A classic piece I'd rock the hell out of. I'm not really a crew-neck sweater guy; zips and cardigans is where it's at for me.
I get emails from them EVERY SINGLE DAY, but I do like a lot of their stuff, especially the collaboration things. I do have an orphaned J Crew suit jacket that I got on eBay. It was a total ripoff as the pictures and description were for the wrong item. It turned out to be a chalk striped orphan flannel jacket in a size 39R. It's made in Italy and not bad, so if anyone wants it and can track down some pants, it's yours for the cost of shipping.