Wooster isn't even a designer or anything, SW&D had a short thread on his new work at JCP that I thought was kind of interesting, even if it was only 14 posts long.
interesting posts. while I think the company is headed in the wrong direction if it wants to remain profitable and play to its base customer (think lots of polyester print shirts and cargo shorts), I enjoy seeing there new product in what I expect to be a short lived attempt at "hipness" check out this blatant barbour rip off that I wouldn't mind owning http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/jsp/browse/product.jsp?fromBag=true&selectedSKUId=56072640075&commerceId=ci5400009731&selectedLotId=5607264&fromName=false&catId=Bag&quantity=1&ppId=pp5001540180
in-fact I am thinking about selling my linnesdale as it is a little large and buying one (or three) of the the jc penny versions with the extra cash I just need to handle one in the store first
I think wooster is acting more as a figurehead than an actual product developer he represents the new "hip" jc penny but will likely not play an active roll in the creative process so he can just stroll around trying to look cool in thom browne and getting into even further debt