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J.Crew consensus

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bellison, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Bellison

    Bellison Senior member

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    What is the general consensus on J.Crew? Do you like it? Do you think it's good quality for the money? What about all the new partnerships with companies like Red Wing? Alden? Ray-Ban?
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I buy their chinos and shirts for casual wear. Not the greatest quality but good enough, given their prices, for casual wear.
     


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    embowafa Senior member

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    Good stuff for casual wear. Great value if you can find it on sale.
     


  4. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Most everything I have is casual wear. I tend to get it because it fits me well. I have several pairs of the slim fit chinos and cords that I wear all the time and they have held up quite well. T shirts, sweaters, polos all good. I like that they have no external branding. I also think some of the collaborations have been pretty good.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Most everything I have is casual wear. I tend to get it because it fits me well. I have several pairs of the slim fit chinos and cords that I wear all the time and they have held up quite well. T shirts, sweaters, polos all good. I like that they have no external branding. I also think some of the collaborations have been pretty good.

    This guy wrote my response before I could write it myself.
     


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    gumercindo Senior member

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    I used to go to jcrew a few yes back and not find anything that fit me well. But, over the last year I've noticed a huge transformation in overall quality and fit. Further, I think they've blown by A&F, BR, and gap in terms of quality offerings. Combine that with their quality partnerships, and they've made huge strides over the last couple yra, IMO.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    their cashmere sweaters are great. I think they still have an extra 30% off sale now, you can pick up some great staple vneck and crewneck 100% cashmeres for $69. Cant beat that for the weekend.
     


  8. Blackat

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    To keep their prices down, they've really let quality slip over the years. The same can be said for Banana Republic. etc.
     


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    To keep their prices down, they've really let quality slip over the years. The same can be said for Banana Republic. etc.

    I think they had; but with some of their recent offerings they're definitely upping the quality. I received a ludlow tweed blazer as a gift and its very nice. Feels half-canvased and is a nice fit.
     


  10. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    This guy wrote my response before I could write it myself.

    Glad to be of help.
     


  11. JackM

    JackM Well-Known Member

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    I definitely like some of their shirts for casual wear, so with the student discount it's worth it for me, and I spend the extra money taking in the waist and sleeves, since they tend to run a little large on me (as does everything OTR).
     


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    tcnjbanker123 Senior member

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    I have several great pairs of shorts and chinos from J. Crew, and the timex watch looks great
     


  13. Bellison

    Bellison Senior member

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    anything that you guys think J.Crew could do better on? It seems like their quality is still not very high. But I guess you can't expect much given the prices.
     


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    J.Crew is pretty cool, they overhauled their asthetic a couple years back going from absurdly preppy to a bit more trendy. From what I've heard the quality has dropped slightly along with prices. I will say this, their prewashed vintage style oxfords are some of my favorite shirts. I have like six and they keep getting better with time. I own a piar of their chinos, their made well but they are a little too baggy for me.
     


  15. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Good for casual wear, great when on deep discount. Which apparently happens often enough for me.

    Bad for serious business wear. But good for those college kids who have no idea what real suiting is all about and need some sort of transition into the adult clothing world.
     


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