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J.Crew Spring/Summer 2013

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

  1. applky

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    I saw these Wallace & Barnes pants in person yesterday and I was very surprised at how badly constructed they are. The finishing on all of the seams looks terrible. The pants look like they are falling apart straight off the rack. I understand trying to design clothing to have a vintage aesthetic but this is just ridiculous. I have a pair of pants from American Eagle that I bought for $30 with better construction and finishing than these.

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  3. pasteurisation

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    Did you tell him your opinion? I bought two pairs of vintage style chino for $20 each at woodbury outlet. They are really nice for the price though.
     
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    does woodbury sell retail jcrew or factory
     
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    well, i don't recommend washing them. It's going to fall apart [​IMG]
     
  7. pasteurisation

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    Haha. It is okay because they cost only $20. Anyway, I've washed them, but they still look solid.
     
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    They got decent reviews on the RRL thread... For selvedge / thick chino, RRL makes a good pair, and Epaulet's duck canvas chinos look great as well
     
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    ^ Anybody know the Brand and name of the boots the model is wearing? Thanks in Advance.
     
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    didn't realize that they also made an olive colored version of the quilted overshirt, its on sale now too!
     
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  12. Robert

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    Jeeze, this brand has gotten boring.
     
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  13. Arnold Grape

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    Why? Popular interpretation of J. Crew among peeps I know is that they produce good quality basics at a decent price on sale. I think this still holds true. Possibly you have just evolved beyond it.
     
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    I fully agree. The brand has been 'boring' for several years now. It hasn't really changed since 2009 or so. Still the same chinos with the cuffs flipped, workwear boots, etc.

    There's a 40% off clearance items that started yesterday in store. Picked up a sweater, 2 henley's and a button down for $80.
     
  15. pasteurisation

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    In my opinion, j.crew has become stronger and more interesting. I didn't like much this brand before.
     
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  16. Arnold Grape

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    You could probably qualify this statement with, 'staple items are boring to me'. Alternately, one might say, 'The American workwear tradition is becoming tired to me.' It seems difficult to be inventive within that niche, when the reference point is becoming so prominent. I am interested to know what brands you dudes are into, or if designers which do similar things as J. Crew, like Battenwear or RRL, among others, are possibly more inventive to you?
     
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  17. wj4

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    I love and rock all brands, man. J. Crew makes up a nice portion of my wardrobe for t shirts, and basics. I also like Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, etc. I still buy and wear Nike and Jordan sneakers with tapered sweats and jogger pants, the stuff I loved as a kid in the '90s.



    I've been saying this for a while. At one point, I saw J. Crew with being on point as Banana Republic, but they have created a niche space for themselves being a 'mall brand' with collabs from brands like Alden, CdG, Reigning Champ, etc.

    The Men Store and 'stylists' is pure genius. I've seen many men walked into the Men Store and drop several thousands for a full wardrobe make over. These men command good salaries, but aren't the most stylist and the outfits featured on J. Crew is more or less in line with what is shown on GQ so that's "dressing sharp or dapper".
     
  18. pasteurisation

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    Right, the stylists do really great job.
     
  19. applky

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    What has changed since 2008/9: The quality of their materials and workmanship has declined precipitously. All of my pre-2009 J Crew is made with superior construction and fabrics to everything else I have from them.
     
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    I think Jcrew does a great job by providing vintage styles for a fraction of the price (during its sale) compared to other heritage brands. For me, it's still one of the better mall brands out there.
     

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