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*** The Official J. Crew Thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Alcibiades, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. jmaudi0

    jmaudi0 Well-Known Member

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    for what it's worth the Wallace & Barnes indigo dyed Japanese Workwear shorts are a solid buy. very well built, great cut, great color, really nice material (very soft). they are vanity sized (i haven't washed mine yet so not sure about shrinkage). lots of indigo bleed to start. Sale codes work. I think I got them for 30% off a few weeks back.
     
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  2. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Well-Known Member

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    I always see third party items on sale - just look at the "J. Crew In Good Company" link in their sale section, which is all third party vendors. Which W&B items are excluded from sales? Seems like I see a lot of their stuff marked down as well
     
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    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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  4. mosy

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  5. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    Is Wallace & Barnes a real company or just something J. Crew made up for marketing purposes?
     
  6. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Well-Known Member

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    I am 99% certain it is the latter, as RRL is to Polo.
     
  7. enigmax89k

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    For those who own or have tried these, what are your thoughts? Do the quality, look, and fit justify the $288 price tag? Would love to hear your comments! Thanks!
     
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    anyone have experience with the quality of jcrew denim? im eyeing a few pairs in the 484 fit
     
  10. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    anyone still following this thread? do you know if the cashmere they use in their scarves is high quality?
     
  11. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Well-Known Member

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    While I've been disappointed with their cashmere sweaters, the 2 cashmere scarves I've gotten from them have held up super well for over 3 years now.
     
  12. pokpok

    pokpok Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered a pair of the 484 garment dyed in grey and 484 black barnet wash.

    The garment dyed didn't have the japanese kaihara denim label on them. The garment dyed were lighter in weight and had a slight boot-cut flare at the bottom. Not a fan of how are they drape or the color.

    The black 484 were made from kaihara denim and they were much higher quality. 13.5oz denim felt quite hefty and loved how they drape. Over-dyed black wash so I think these have the potential to break in and fade quite nicely. They also don't have any sheen on them...just matte black which I was looking for.

    I would give them a try if you're a fan of the 484 fit. The Kaihara fabric feels quite impressive IMO and I've tried plenty of other denim brands before.
     
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    Hopefully soon. I was so desperate I bought the kenton captoe boots (alden lookalikes) at full price. Club Monaco is similar in that they rarely put their regular stuff on sale. In Canada here, shoes are usually excluded from sales as well, unless already discounted :(
     
  15. Newberry

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    Sorry I'm new to blazers and know very little about them. I'm thinking about ordering a Ludlow blazer from J. Crew. My question is, would the waist feel the same on a 36S and a 36R? Or is the only difference the sleeve length and bottom length? Thanks.
     
  16. Kensington

    Kensington Well-Known Member

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    I've found the only difference to be in length in my experience. I'm borderline between Regular and Short and I find the short more flattering.
     
  17. Newberry

    Newberry Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm also borderline between Short and Regular. Also I have long arms and I'm afraid that that would cause the blazer length to look to short if I get the Short but the Short actually felt better on me than the Regular. Tough..
     

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