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J Crew Spring/Summer 2011 Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by raptorrapture, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. quicksilverXP

    quicksilverXP Active Member

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    Aren't you supposed to? I thought the rule was "Sometimes, Always, Never" when it came to buttons on a blazer/coat.

    Depends on how the suit folds. If its a hard and crisp fold, then the top two buttons should be buttoned. If its a soft fold (like the ones mostly found on blazers made of tweed), then only the middle one.
     
  2. phaseshift

    phaseshift Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm liking it too. And what is up with the shorts, anyway?

    Are these jorts?:
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    he looks like the dude from twilight haha
     
  3. ma1

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    not understanding the outrage at this stuff.. pretty typical jcrew
     
  4. imposter2012

    imposter2012 Well-Known Member

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    J. Crew wasn't this hipster back in 05-07. They were known for their classic staples and preppy look. Frank and Jenna are running the brand into the ground with this grungy, faux-high fashion approach.
     
  5. Rambo

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    Trapper jacket was in store yesterday. Olive green color looks like somebody threw up on it. Didn't see the khaki.
     
  6. dsoren

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    not understanding the outrage at this stuff.. pretty typical jcrew
    F/W was much better than this. I mean, brown quoddy bluchers with a black suit - WTF?
    J. Crew wasn't this hipster back in 05-07. They were known for their classic staples and preppy look. Frank and Jenna are running the brand into the ground with this grungy, faux-high fashion approach.
    The current incarnation of teh Crew is much better than 05-07. Used to be like Vineyard Vines. I have been very impressed with Frank and Jenna's efforts until this season. WTF are these looks? Oh, and does anyone else think it's ridiculous that some of these looks are featuring a shitload of layering? I don't know about you guys, but if I wore a sweater in late spring/summer I would have a heat stroke. Jet told me he can't wait to kop all of these looks.
     
  7. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    J. Crew wasn't this hipster back in 05-07. They were known for their classic staples and preppy look. Frank and Jenna are running the brand into the ground with this grungy, faux-high fashion approach.

    Do we really need more new england inspired clothing? Seriously look elsewhere.
     
  8. imposter2012

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    F/W was much better than this. I mean, brown quoddy bluchers with a black suit - WTF? The current incarnation of teh Crew is much better than 05-07. Used to be like Vineyard Vines. I have been very impressed with Frank and Jenna's efforts until this season. WTF are these looks? Oh, and does anyone else think it's ridiculous that some of these looks are featuring a shitload of layering? I don't know about you guys, but if I wore a sweater in late spring/summer I would have a heat stroke. Jet told me he can't wait to kop all of these looks.
    I definitely still love J. Crew and I like most of the stuff that's currently offered. Just wish they would offer some more classic stuff too. Why don't we have any more of the regency ties? J. Crew was built on offering cheaper alternatives to classic preppy brands like Ralph Lauren. They should stay true to its roots: classic with a J. Crew twist... not something urban outfitters would do. Also, quality has noticeably gone down. I think that's my biggest gripe with the brand. I agree with you on the layering thing. The most I'd wear would be cardigan over a tee.
     
  9. Teger

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    this isn't really s/s, but does anyone have any experience with the mayfield topcoat? how does it fit compared to other j crew? warm?
     
  10. Peter1

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    I definitely still love J. Crew and I like most of the stuff that's currently offered. Just wish they would offer some more classic stuff too. Why don't we have any more of the regency ties? J. Crew was built on offering cheaper alternatives to classic preppy brands like Ralph Lauren. They should stay true to its roots: classic with a J. Crew twist... not something urban outfitters would do. Also, quality has noticeably gone down. I think that's my biggest gripe with the brand.

    I agree with you on the layering thing. The most I'd wear would be cardigan over a tee.


    I think, as always, you have to pick and choose with J.Crew. I find their shirtings to be crap with bad fits. The pants are crap with good fits. The outerwear is good quality with crap fits. The suitings (at least the loro piano one I have) are pretty good but expensive for what you get. Their current quality is much better than, say, 1999, but much worse than 1990, if that dates me, so be it.

    Seems like every season there are a few surprisingly good items. I have a canvas blanket lined jacket from like 2004 that has worn like iron and a 20-year-old wool CPO that looks like new; conversely, some of their recent lightweight slim-fit chinos haven't survived one season without shrinking or, oddly, getting diaper butt...
     
  11. imposter2012

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    I think, as always, you have to pick and choose with J.Crew. I find their shirtings to be crap with bad fits. The pants are crap with good fits. The outerwear is good quality with crap fits. The suitings (at least the loro piano one I have) are pretty good but expensive for what you get. Their current quality is much better than, say, 1999, but much worse than 1990, if that dates me, so be it. Seems like every season there are a few surprisingly good items. I have a canvas blanket lined jacket from like 2004 that has worn like iron and a 20-year-old wool CPO that looks like new; conversely, some of their recent lightweight slim-fit chinos haven't survived one season without shrinking or, oddly, getting diaper butt...
    I definitely agree. It's just that now we have to sift through a lot of their newer items to get to their classics. They're pushing the light weight chinos (I think you may be referring to the Essex pant that shrank) more than the broken-in chinos. With fit, I agree too. I find the shirts a bit blousey, but I wash/dry those in high heat to shrink and it works out well. I recently bought one of their Ludlow suits and I was impressed and I can't complain about price given that I got the 30% for holidays deal. As for quality, I can't speak to how it was back in the 90's, but I know back in 07 they still had it. I'm wary about buying their sweaters now, but the again I have way too many from this past F/W season. Wait the jacket you bought in 2004, is that the tanker jacket? Just curious because it sounds similar to mine.
     
  12. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    The outerwear is good quality with crap fits.

    Disagree.

    I can't think of another mall-based, mail-order, mass-market retailer that makes better jackets and coats than J. Crew.
     
  13. Teger

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    banana republic makes better outerwear than j crew
     
  14. Newstyle

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    I definitely still love J. Crew and I like most of the stuff that's currently offered. Just wish they would offer some more classic stuff too. Why don't we have any more of the regency ties? J. Crew was built on offering cheaper alternatives to classic preppy brands like Ralph Lauren. They should stay true to its roots: classic with a J. Crew twist... not something urban outfitters would do. Also, quality has noticeably gone down. I think that's my biggest gripe with the brand.

    I agree with you on the layering thing. The most I'd wear would be cardigan over a tee.


    I think you should take a look at the Urban Outfitters website and rethink what you just said. Just because a cardigan is featured doesn't make it hipster/UO. Nothing in this lookbook screams UO. Just saying...kinda getting sick of this comparison
     
  15. imposter2012

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    I think you should take a look at the Urban Outfitters website and rethink what you just said. Just because a cardigan is featured doesn't make it hipster/UO. Nothing in this lookbook screams UO. Just saying...kinda getting sick of this comparison

    True, it's no where NEAR UO haha, but I'm just making a point that it's not what it used to be.

    Also, I'm not displeased with the cardigan. The jorts aren't working for me.
     
  16. Meis

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    banana republic makes better outerwear than j crew

    This.

    I hate almost everything that BR makes, but their outerwear is pretty good. I have a camel colored moleskin coat from last fall that has held up very well. Sized down one it fits pretty slim and the construction is pretty good all around- buttons are attached very well, material is pretty good, etc. Also, its BR - they have 40% off of everything seemingly at least once a month so their outerwear can be gotten pretty cheaply.

    All the jcrew outerwear I've tried on has fit really awkwardly.
     
  17. Rambo

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    I just kopped two outerwear pieces from BR. The shit that JCrew has been putting out lately sucks.
     
  18. Peter1

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    Disagree.

    I can't think of another mall-based, mail-order, mass-market retailer that makes better jackets and coats than J. Crew.


    Ha! True. Apples to apples...
     
  19. Peter1

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    I definitely agree. It's just that now we have to sift through a lot of their newer items to get to their classics. They're pushing the light weight chinos (I think you may be referring to the Essex pant that shrank) more than the broken-in chinos.

    With fit, I agree too. I find the shirts a bit blousey, but I wash/dry those in high heat to shrink and it works out well. I recently bought one of their Ludlow suits and I was impressed and I can't complain about price given that I got the 30% for holidays deal. As for quality, I can't speak to how it was back in the 90's, but I know back in 07 they still had it. I'm wary about buying their sweaters now, but the again I have way too many from this past F/W season.

    Wait the jacket you bought in 2004, is that the tanker jacket? Just curious because it sounds similar to mine.


    Probably. Mine has a corduroy collar; sort of brownish olive. Zipper and a zippered chest pocket. It's actually worn as well as my Carhartt chore coat -- but then I think I paid $150 for it.
     
  20. imposter2012

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    Probably. Mine has a corduroy collar; sort of brownish olive. Zipper and a zippered chest pocket. It's actually worn as well as my Carhartt chore coat -- but then I think I paid $150 for it.

    Although the coat was priced higher, it held up very well. Notice that the price points with the current offerings can fluctuate with deep-discount sales. I don't recall them having such big sales back when I first started shopping them.

    I'm pretty pleased with the new collection right now though. I just got one of their lightweight shirts and the plaited cotton cardigan. Have yet to wear those and my trapper.
     

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