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post #391 of 2133
Seems like J Crew has really slimmed some of the cuts this season which is great. Kopped the club shorts in white today, also tried on the new hook and bar chinos and the new broken-in chinos in that reddish color which actually ended up being more purply/berry-looking which I didn't like it at all. The broken-ins were alright I guess, not too into the whole pre-distressed thing and they were a little thick for my Floridian tastes...the hook and bar were great though, very light weight and just about the same cut, perhaps a little slimmer...both were on the slim side for J Crew which made me really happy. Handling the new s/s flannels was also great, very soft and thin. I tried on that woven hat (Twilby or something...?)...I was expecting to like it a lot, but I also hadn't seen a fit pic of it, so I wanted it to be much smaller than it actually was, even in the size small...I have a pretty small figure so I just felt awkward with it, a guy with a larger body type would probably pull it off better though. The chambray driving cap was also much bigger and more Parisian than I had expected it to be, also a bit disappointing. On the whole, an unexpectedly positive visit to J Crew.
post #392 of 2133
I'll have to visit a local J. Crew soon, sounds like I might be pleasantly surprised...


When will things like seersucker shorts going on sale? Or are they worth kopping at full price?
post #393 of 2133
Seersucker stuff is out and has been out...as to whether or not it's worth it to pay full price, really that's pretty personal but if I were you I would think twice about it. Shorts are like 60 or 65 bucks and with your student discount that comes out to about 50-something so...I dunno, depends on how you want to invest your money. If you don't have any shorts, well, the shorts are solid shorts for what they're worth...one could argue that you could buy slacks that fit well and have them cut down into even better shorts but again, it's up to you how you want your clothes to look and fit and all that. If you're not really concerned with shorts though, save that cash for something else. I dunno, I live in Florida so the vast majority of my wardrobe is S/S stuff. Shorts are a big deal for me, hahah. Fit pics in the next few days. Also, don't expect that any of the pants to be really slim (although I haven't seen this new "urban fit" pant, my store doesn't carry it but that shit sounds fishy to me).... anyway I would call them straight slim, they have a slight taper towards the leg opening but they're really just slightly slimmer than you would expect J Crew to be, but it's a pretty decent fit for a mall brand I think.
post #394 of 2133
^Cool, good to hear. I can get away with pants for a while in Chicago, but I might be doing a summer internship in DC, and I hear it's pretty hot there. And by "on sale", I meant "discounted," not "available to purchase." Sorry to be unclear about that. Anyway, I assume that stuff like the shorts I mentioned won't be discounted until the end of the year? I don't plan on buying any J. Crew pants, but the 19" p2p on small shirts sounds really promising.
post #395 of 2133
Yeah, the shirts I have actually fit me really well without anything tailoring. I mean, they are not BoO tight, but I like my BDs to be a bit looser but still slim.

The BDs fit very differently depending on the shirt though, so just a warning. I've still tried on some BDs that are quite boxy (for ref, I'm 6' ~145 lbs).

I visited JCrew today too, the orange gingham is a great shirt and so are the chambrays, but they are a bit too pricey for a student at full price. I saw a SA wearing the McCallister boots in brown suede, and they looked fantastic worn in.
post #396 of 2133
I'm irritated that the lightweight club shorts only go down to a size 29. Their novelty club shorts go down to size 28. ARW, did you pick yours true to size?
post #397 of 2133
Is the fit of the "essential" and "broken-in" chino shorts the same?
post #398 of 2133
Has anyone ever ordered the classic-fit essential chinos in 28X26 and possibly have measurements or thoughts on them?
post #399 of 2133
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Originally Posted by ahjota View Post
I'm irritated that the lightweight club shorts only go down to a size 29. Their novelty club shorts go down to size 28. ARW, did you pick yours true to size?

Yeah I did, they're true to size, and I picked up a 30. They're great.
post #400 of 2133
Does J Crew usuallly hold a big Spring Sale? I never really boughht this brand.
post #401 of 2133
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Originally Posted by converge View Post
Is the fit of the "essential" and "broken-in" chino shorts the same?

I think the broken in fit a bit looser.
post #402 of 2133
wait, have they made their shirts slimmer? the mediums?
post #403 of 2133
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Originally Posted by blank View Post
wait, have they made their shirts slimmer? the mediums?
It would be great news if the shirts are now slimmer.
post #404 of 2133
I like the club shorts (first time I've been tempted to buy a J. Crew item at retail in a long time), but wish they had side pulls. Anyone know of a short meeting this description (slimmer leg, hits just above the knee, non-khaki, side pulls)?
post #405 of 2133
^what exactly do you mean by side pull?
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