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J.Crew Spring/Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pnewelljr, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member

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    It's on my wish list.
     
  2. grundletaint

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    I haven't noticed a Barbour around here maybe ever. I've seen a few belstaffs, though. The bedale was my original pick and now my eye is starting to wander...
     
  3. Robert

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    I'm also wanting an N3B snorkel parka though, which is going to be more practical right now. The Beldale may have to come next year.
     
  4. grundletaint

    grundletaint Well-Known Member

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    Well my Xmas present arrived....looks like mama got the sizing right.

    At 12 oz this is by far the lightest denim I have handled in quite some time. Seems the construction is well done and the canvas patch is weird but we'll see how it goes. Doing a soak now and will update with before/after pics whenever it's done.

    I also emailed to see if they will expand on the source of the denim and allegedly "Ben" is looking into it and will let me know what he finds out.

    Not bad for freebies but their advice to machine wash hot and tumble dry before wearing is a little suspect. I guess they wanna make it idiot proof however I can't see tumble dry results being very good.
     
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  5. Arnold Grape

    Arnold Grape Well-Known Member

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    Interested to see the fit pic, because they look weird on the model--who obviously did not read the Byzantine size chart, like your mom did. (Alternatively, this denim may possibly be designed to invoke the spirit of 1950's Americana re: the description, which seems to suggest that this garment may as well come with a motorcycle and a ratchet set. Which is, apparently, the proverbial imagery used to promote such items. See any: Lookbook for stateside produced garments for reference. Possibly they are intended to fit that way-I have no idea.) I will also continue to promote the 484 Raw Denim which is one of the items that the J. Crew actually got right, in my estimation.
     
  6. grundletaint

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    The size guide isn't as weird as it looks if you just focus on your true waist size and go from there. I had a pair of unsanforized RJB's I got from self edge a few years ago and got a 32 because that's what I normally wear and they ended up being too damn slim in the thighs after a few washes. Looking at their chart I should have gone with a 34 and the measurements are similar to these pre-soak.

    I think part of the reason the model's look kind of off is because they aren't washed and they're rolled up all stupid. I'd imagine these will end up looking more or less like the sanforized version of the W&B slims http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~52221/52221.jsp when all's said and done.
     
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  7. Tck13

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    When I think of denim (or anything else for that matter) I don't think of Wallace and Barnes. I can't say I've ever even heard of the brand.
     
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  8. jhwendland

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    The Bedale's pretty damn warm when you wear it with the pile liner. Not sure why people drop ~$400 on the Bedale/Beaufort and then decide not to spend the extra ~$100 to convert it from a coat for the fall (which, where I live, lasts one month) to a coat for the winter (five months).
     
  9. deez nuts

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    i own these. sizing is pretty spot on with your regular size, as you said. i normally wear a 32 in j.crew chinos and got a 32 in these. i've always just thrown these in the wash and then hung dry it, let me know how it turns out if you do a tumble dry.

    and you're right again, they do start looking like the sanforized version after wear. i've had mine for over 6 months now and the fade is very similar.
     
  10. grundletaint

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    You got the unsanforized in your regular size and washed them? You didn't size up at all?

    Is your true waist size 32 or is that your jcrew pants size?

    Did a hot tub soak on mine and need more shrink so they're in the washing machine now. I'm not going to be putting them in the dryer as I rarely use it anyways.
     
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    i didnt size up. my jcrew pants size is 32 (which i think is like an actual 34?), and i got a 32 in the WB as well.
     
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    Was able to pick up the skiff jacket with thinsulate for $105 shipped after the sale
     
  13. grundletaint

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    For clarification, you got the same ones I did (unsanforized) or the rinsed ones I linked to in that post? Because if you got the unsanforized it seems to be going against everything the description says....
     
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    It's just J. Crew's internal brand that's supposed to be a little better.
     
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  15. grundletaint

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    Whomp whomp. There's something amiss with these. Sized according to their recommendation (true waist is 34, size 37 was ordered). The shrinkage got them to 36. I, too, am typically a 32 for jeans/chinos (but a 34 in slacks) so their description is wrong, I guess, or they don't know what true waist size means. The cut is nice

    The denim feels exactly like the warehouse collab they had a few years ago so I'm thinking that's their source.

    I will say their customer service is solid because they're letting me return them even though they've been washed.
     
  16. Robert

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    You normally wear 32 in jeans and you ordered 37!?
     
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  17. grundletaint

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    My true waist size is 34. Size 32 or 33 pants usually fit because they are vanity sized. If I buy a suit or slacks and go by true waist measurement I'm a 34. I'm even a 34 in some jeans if they are properly sized/tagged.

    I didn't order them but evidently the advice given was to size up 3" from TRUE waist. I suppose they were trying to reduce confusion of people going off "typical pants" sizing.

    The implication is that they'd shrink to 34, which would have fit. The legs actually fit really well but the top block is still way too loose. I think if I did even receive the proper size in the waist/block, the legs would have ended up being too tight.

    What they should have done is what Kiya does and have the proper size number (I.e. a 34) and advise that it measures larger (37) and will shrink to size. That's assuming it shrinks enough....

    Or they should have said "select your normal size" because that is different from true waist.

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~03340/03340.jsp

     
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  18. Robert

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    That's very confusing. This is why I hardly ever buy jeans or pants online, even when I'm familiar with the brand. I have to try them on first.

    It's sort of like Levi's advice about sizing on STF 501s. I ignore it. I buy my regular jeans size and don't size up or down, in other words, I just buy jeans that fit right to begin with. I've found that they don't shrink nearly as much as Levi's claims they will, especially if I just wash in cold and don't machine dry.
     
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  19. grundletaint

    grundletaint Well-Known Member

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    I guess they out-clevered themselves with this one.
     
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    Really? I never knew that! And I'm embarrassed to say that I've worked there part time seasonally for a couple of years.

    I often wondered why I had never heard of it outside of J. Crew.
     

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