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J Crew F/W 09 Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Lendo

    Lendo Senior member

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    I'm not skinny by any stretch. I'm 5' 5 1/2" or so and 150lbs on a good day and I've got somewhat broad shoulders. I don't go for the skin tight look w/ j. crew stuff, as it's impossible. I just happen to fall in the unfortunate area between small & extra small depending on the cut. The corduroy workwear jacket in small was actually a bit tight in the chest, and the medium was way too big. Also, being a bit on the shorter side, just about everything they sell is too long on me. The new pinpoint oxfords for example are very long, but the fact that the buttons are so far down make it hard for me to have the shirt shortened by a tailor. I used to be able to wear the xs in their shirts, but nowadays they are a bit too tight in the chest for me. I am in pretty good shape, when time provides i train bjj & crossfit 3-5 days a week.

    Here's just a quick comparison shot to visualize what i'm talking about:
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    that's the chambray in small. it's still just a bit roomier than i'd like, but i'm not really willing to spend another $100 to see if xs will fit.

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    "favorite shirt" in small, fits pretty well but still maybe a little on the long side. the sleeves are definitely too baggy.

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    that's an xs ocdb i've had for about 3-4 years. the fit on it is great. sadly, that's no longer the case with their shirts.

    and i can't even think about buttoning the neck on any shirts i own from them unless i want to walk around all day lightheaded from restricted blood flow to my brain.
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I can see how J. Crew sizes might be an issue for someone your height. And 150 is not exactly big either.
     
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    Maybe the sizing issues are just for the smaller sizes, judging by the responses of some of the med/l/xl wearers on the board. Being a bit shorter definitely makes it harder as far as shirts and the like go, pants can always be hemmed, but it's definitely a different story w/ shirts and outerwear.
     
  5. Robert

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    Anybody been in the store yet this week? Any new roll outs?
     
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    These pics are great, especially the first two, and mostly the second.

    The chambray is a big shirt in any size. My XL chambray doesn't fit like my xl favorite shirts. The pit to pit measurements are the same (25), but there's something else going on with chambray to make it overall bigger.


    Of the three, I like the 2nd most, and not just because I like the shirt. The shoulders look snugger, in fact, the whole thing has a slimmer profile. There's obviously a difference between that small and OCBD XS. But who cares since the favorite small seems to work better than the OCBD xs.
     
  8. Robert

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    I agree about the chambray. I wear Large and it's a bit bigger than my Secret Washes in Large. I think the workwear designs tend to be a bit bigger, but I also think that's intentional. It's supposed to be vintage or something.

    Anyway. So nobody has been in the store this week? Just curious if any new stuff is getting put out.
     
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    I agree about the chambray. I wear Large and it's a bit bigger than my Secret Washes in Large. I think the workwear designs tend to be a bit bigger, but I also think that's intentional. It's supposed to be vintage or something. Anyway. So nobody has been in the store this week? Just curious if any new stuff is getting put out.
    I was in yesterday, noticed some new things, but hadn't been there in a few weeks. Saw a great corduroy sportcoat with thick corduroy and a really nice fit. It was like a dark green to my eyes, the website also shows a maroon...a little steep at $158 though... I also realized that maybe M shirts fit better than L, hopefully it won't shrink much!
     
  10. Robert

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    May stop by tonight for a quick look-see, then return Saturday for some loitering and pondering.
     
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    Realized I "need" another white shirt so may have to grab the workshirt in white if it's marked down.
     
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    Realized I "need" another white shirt so may have to grab the workshirt in white if it's marked down.

    which shirt is that?
     
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    Robert Senior member

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    Get them both. Tho I give the edge to the utility just cuz it has more details of interest.
     
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    Here's just a quick comparison shot to visualize what i'm talking about:

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    Nice pics and dog. I think the 3rd shirt does fit best overall, the sleeves are baggier on the first two - something I'm going to have to pay attention to when buying their shirts. I pretty much decided on sizing down to a large so I haven't noticed poofy sleeves.

    Same thing with the length, the XL's are just too long for untucked wear and I can't even get a clean tuck with an XL because it's too wide so I'm fighting all that extra material. If I want to tuck in a large there's barely enough length to keep it inside the pants so large untucked is the only way I can go with these. Seems like alot of people here have issues with the shirt sizing, I think J Crew should take a good look at this.

    Also just a tip - J Crew models don't look at the camera, you are supposed to look off into space. You had the coffee cup and rustic outdoor thing going so we'll let it slide this time. [​IMG]

    By the way, what were the sand colored shoes in the 2nd pic?
     
  18. Lendo

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    hahahaha. i'll work on my j. crew model thing. i have some books lying around i can pretend to read as well.
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    that's the stupid thing about their sizing, the rest of the ocbd fits great. their sleeves always seem baggy to me though. as has been said many times, it doesn't seem like you can pull of a really good "slim" fit with their clothes otr.

    just general info on the rest of the stuff in the pics for those who may be interested:
    1st
    jeans: sufu 660 contest jeans
    shoes: yuketen cap-toe oxfords

    2nd
    jeans: apc rescue
    shoes: red wing wabasha chukkas

    3rd
    jeans: rrl slim bootcut
    shoes: yuketen suede bucks

    *both pair of yuketens from ebay [​IMG]
     
  19. synovoid

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    Get them both. Tho I give the edge to the utility just cuz it has more details of interest.

    the utility is also cheaper. have these chambrays been marked down?
     
  20. synovoid

    synovoid Senior member

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    The former, for sure - really don't like the color of the other one.

    never had a chance to see the single pocket one in store, damn it.
     

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