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J Crew F/W 09 Discussion

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

  1. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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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.
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    Thanks for that...My double RRL chambray is smaller fitting than the secret washes in L... I'd love to get my hands on a Jcrew chambray, priced down, to have a backup chambray option in L..

    Thanks Robert.
     
  2. Vernon-Dozier

    Vernon-Dozier Senior member

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    May stop by tonight for a quick look-see, then return Saturday for some loitering and pondering.

    Ha, I like that - loitering and pondering. It's amazing they haven't offered you a manager's position there. I mean sheeze, last time I was in a J Crew store I asked to see the Redwing rugged classic in dark wood. The confused sales clerk stated:

    "Uhhh-huh. Yeaaaa, ummm......I think.....what do they look like?"

    They are the big work boots.

    "Ohhh......you said rugged?"

    Well, they are made by Redwing, in collaboration with J Crew. The style is called "Rugged Classic." I then noticed one sitting out on display on a table so I tell them "Here it is - this one." They brought it out and escorted me to a dressing room so I could try them on. After they left I open the box and they were Iron Rangers. What the fuck?

    That store needs more Robert's.
     
  3. Vernon-Dozier

    Vernon-Dozier Senior member

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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.
    [​IMG]

    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]


    Thanks, those jeans are nice too. Too bad APC doesn't work for me, the back rise goes right up my ass crack.
     
  4. synovoid

    synovoid Senior member

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    Well, they are made by Redwing, in collaboration with J Crew. The style is called "Rugged Classic." I then noticed one sitting out on display on a table so I tell them "Here it is - this one." They brought it out and escorted me to a dressing room so I could try them on. After they left I open the box and they were Iron Rangers. What the fuck?


    ha ha. at least I tried on the right ones, but found that they do not come w/ insoles.
     
  5. joel_954

    joel_954 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.

    They are both utility...
     
  6. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Ha, I like that - loitering and pondering. It's amazing they haven't offered you a manager's position there. I mean sheeze, last time I was in a J Crew store I asked to see the Redwing rugged classic in dark wood. The confused sales clerk stated:

    "Uhhh-huh. Yeaaaa, ummm......I think.....what do they look like?"

    They are the big work boots.

    "Ohhh......you said rugged?"

    Well, they are made by Redwing, in collaboration with J Crew. The style is called "Rugged Classic." I then noticed one sitting out on display on a table so I tell them "Here it is - this one." They brought it out and escorted me to a dressing room so I could try them on. After they left I open the box and they were Iron Rangers. What the fuck?

    That store needs more Robert's.


    Definitely. I even tell the managers when something has been marked down online but not in the store. Kind of embarrasses them, I think. They always give me the online markdown. I recommend that you always check the online prices before you go into the store--things are often marked down online before they are in the store, but the store has to honor the lowest price.

    I have to loiter and ponder because I'm so damned indecisive! I pick stuff up, start walking to the cash register, turn around, go put it back. Figure if I do this with the same thing more than three times I just need to go ahead and do it.

    Tonight I did this with a couple of lambswool sweaters, a pullover shawl and a gray-trimmed navy cardi. They were only 70 bucks but I just couldn't do it. I don't know why I'm like that--guilt? I have a feeling I'm going back for that cardi.
     
  7. Stylin-1

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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.

    150 is fairly heavy for a 5' 5.5" guy. An identically built guy at 6' 0.5" would weigh 185, going by the 5lb per inch rule of thumb.
     
  8. synovoid

    synovoid Senior member

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    do you guys think J Crew will add many new stuff this fall/winter?
     
  9. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    They already add many new stuff. They probably won't have many more new stuff to add.
     
  10. synovoid

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    went to the local store earlier this week, but hardly saw anything new. tried on the premium officer chino, then deleted it from my list OFFICIALLY.

    hopefully they will add some new outerwear. if not, I am gonna spend my gift card on the chambray shirt.
     
  11. Robert

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    I love the premium chino.

    I didn't see much new tonight from what I saw two weeks ago. A few new sweaters maybe. Might pick up the lambswool cardi, but I'm on the fence about lambswool.

    No real markdowns either. About the only thing I'd be willing to plunk down some coin for would be the pea coat. Looks and fits nice.
     
  12. synovoid

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    I 'need' outerwear, but also have a list of nice-to-haves: J Crew x Sperry chukka Chambray Utility shirt Secret Wash shirt in gunmetal giant gingham http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...7271/17271.jsp is the chambray shirt pretty thin? I tried on the GAP chambray, damn thin! but it's only half price of the J Crew one, so...
     
  13. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I 'need' outerwear, but also have a list of nice-to-haves:
    J Crew x Sperry chukka
    Chambray Utility shirt
    Secret Wash shirt in gunmetal giant gingham
    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...7271/17271.jsp

    is the chambray shirt pretty thin? I tried on the GAP chambray, damn thin! but it's only half price of the J Crew one, so...


    It's no thinner than it should be. I think of chambray as fairly light material though.
     
  14. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    Definitely thicker than the Gap one.
     
  15. partlycloudy

    partlycloudy Active Member

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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.
    I know what you mean. I'm also 5'5, 150, and JCrew never fits quite right. It's like I'm just between sizes (XS, S.) I always have a lot of room in my underarms, and in the arms themselves. It drives me nuts. And the lengths are often far too long. Jackets and suiting are a complete no-go, as they don't even make a 36S.
     
  16. Vernon-Dozier

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    Got the Military Mockneck Wool Cardigan and it's time for a review. I've been wanting this thing since last fall and had waited patiently for it to go on sale. However, it never did and they all disappeared so I was bummed they all sold out last year. They are back this year and I'm not sure if they really sold out or if they put last years stock in storage refusing to put them on clearance? Anyway, I checked last years catalog and discovered it was priced at $188. This year the price is $168 so they did bring the price down a bit. I avoided paying full price because I seem to remember someone mentioning the mockneck was flimsy. For that reason I fully expected that I would end up returning the item, or perhaps because it would be too boxy.

    I called customer service to get sizing and it sounded like the large would work best - I was right. I'm an XL in just about everything and sometimes XXL (I'm 6'4"). With this baby you must size down! Here is the fit pic...

    [​IMG]

    Any concerns about the neck being flimsy are now gone. The mockneck is thick, substantial and wraps around the neck like an Anaconda! I tried my best to get it to flop around or lay down like a standard collar but it screams "Put me back up where I belong bitch!"

    It is a tad boxy around the waist but it's not bad. If I keep it pulled down then it's fine but the more you move around you'll notice a little extra fabric flab hanging around the waist. After taking the pics I realized the J Crew models only fasten the middle two buttons. In my pic I buttoned it all the way down so I'd be a disgrace as a model. Unfastening the bottom 2 buttons like the J Crew models would maybe solve the aformentioned issue.

    Surprisingly, for 7 guage wool I was comfortable wearing it while it was 70 degrees outside. I was expecting to be sweating profusely but it was actually quite comfy. It's something you can wear out on a cool windy night or just hanging around the house sipping heated Brandy. In cold weather this will be off the charts comfortable and your neck especially will be nice and toasty!

    Bottom line is that I like it alot and don't want to let it go. The only question is will it ever go on sale? There are certain products they never put on sale and this is one of them. I guess J Crew feels it's a good product so if you want it cheap their response would be "Tough shit, it's not gonna happen sweet heart."

    So there you have it, any questions hit me up. Also, here's the link to the product - I think they only sell it online.

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...neck/18222.jsp
     
  17. jpo

    jpo Senior member

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    Got the Military Mockneck Wool Cardigan and it's time for a review. I've been wanting this thing since last fall and had waited patiently for it to go on sale. However, it never did and they all disappeared so I was bummed they all sold out last year. They are back this year and I'm not sure if they really sold out or if they put last years stock in storage refusing to put them on clearance? Anyway, I checked last years catalog and discovered it was priced at $188. This year the price is $168 so they did bring the price down a bit. I avoided paying full price because I seem to remember someone mentioning the mockneck was flimsy. For that reason I fully expected that I would end up returning the item, or perhaps because it would be too boxy.

    I called customer service to get sizing and it sounded like the large would work best - I was right. I'm an XL in just about everything and sometimes XXL (I'm 6'4"). With this baby you must size down! Here is the fit pic...

    [​IMG]

    Any concerns about the neck being flimsy are now gone. The mockneck is thick, substantial and wraps around the neck like an Anaconda! I tried my best to get it to flop around or lay down like a standard collar but it screams "Put me back up where I belong bitch!"

    It is a tad boxy around the waist but it's not bad. If I keep it pulled down then it's fine but the more you move around you'll notice a little extra fabric flab hanging around the waist. After taking the pics I realized the J Crew models only fasten the middle two buttons. In my pic I buttoned it all the way down so I'd be a disgrace as a model. Unfastening the bottom 2 buttons like the J Crew models would maybe solve the aformentioned issue.

    Surprisingly, for 7 guage wool I was comfortable wearing it while it was 70 degrees outside. I was expecting to be sweating profusely but it was actually quite comfy. It's something you can wear out on a cool windy night or just hanging around the house sipping heated Brandy. In cold weather this will be off the charts comfortable and your neck especially will be nice and toasty!

    Bottom line is that I like it alot and don't want to let it go. The only question is will it ever go on sale? There are certain products they never put on sale and this is one of them. I guess J Crew feels it's a good product so if you want it cheap their response would be "Tough shit, it's not gonna happen sweet heart."

    So there you have it, any questions hit me up. Also, here's the link to the product - I think they only sell it online.

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...neck/18222.jsp

    Thanks for the great review of that mocneck. I tried that on last week at my store and the L fit perfect. For whatever reason regular cardigans look weird and kinda girly on me, so I don't own any. But this military mock has just the right structure and thickness to look good on me. So I really dug it and it fit great, but could not resolve to paying retail and set it down and left! I said I would wait for it to go on sale, but from your experience that may not happen. Sounds like I need to suck up my pride of never paying retail and get it. I'm very glad to hear you say it's well worth it at retail, that seals it up for me.
     
  18. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Got the Military Mockneck Wool Cardigan and it's time for a review. I've been wanting this thing since last fall and had waited patiently for it to go on sale. However, it never did and they all disappeared so I was bummed they all sold out last year. They are back this year and I'm not sure if they really sold out or if they put last years stock in storage refusing to put them on clearance? Anyway, I checked last years catalog and discovered it was priced at $188. This year the price is $168 so they did bring the price down a bit. I avoided paying full price because I seem to remember someone mentioning the mockneck was flimsy. For that reason I fully expected that I would end up returning the item, or perhaps because it would be too boxy.

    I called customer service to get sizing and it sounded like the large would work best - I was right. I'm an XL in just about everything and sometimes XXL (I'm 6'4"). With this baby you must size down! Here is the fit pic...

    [​IMG]

    Any concerns about the neck being flimsy are now gone. The mockneck is thick, substantial and wraps around the neck like an Anaconda! I tried my best to get it to flop around or lay down like a standard collar but it screams "Put me back up where I belong bitch!"

    It is a tad boxy around the waist but it's not bad. If I keep it pulled down then it's fine but the more you move around you'll notice a little extra fabric flab hanging around the waist. After taking the pics I realized the J Crew models only fasten the middle two buttons. In my pic I buttoned it all the way down so I'd be a disgrace as a model. Unfastening the bottom 2 buttons like the J Crew models would maybe solve the aformentioned issue.

    Surprisingly, for 7 guage wool I was comfortable wearing it while it was 70 degrees outside. I was expecting to be sweating profusely but it was actually quite comfy. It's something you can wear out on a cool windy night or just hanging around the house sipping heated Brandy. In cold weather this will be off the charts comfortable and your neck especially will be nice and toasty!

    Bottom line is that I like it alot and don't want to let it go. The only question is will it ever go on sale? There are certain products they never put on sale and this is one of them. I guess J Crew feels it's a good product so if you want it cheap their response would be "Tough shit, it's not gonna happen sweet heart."

    So there you have it, any questions hit me up. Also, here's the link to the product - I think they only sell it online.

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...neck/18222.jsp


    Nice! I was hoping to see this in the store. J. Crew does seem to have quite a few things that never go on sale. It's always the best stuff.
     
  19. Robert

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    So I'll pose a noobie kind of quesiton: $70 lambswool 7-guage cadigan (not shawl collar) in navy blue with sort of wide grey trim. Yes or no?
     
  20. ennui

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    150 is fairly heavy for a 5' 5.5" guy. An identically built guy at 6' 0.5" would weigh 185, going by the 5lb per inch rule of thumb.

    I'm also the same height, and currently weigh 142, and need to get down to 135, so I would agree with this assessment. But if the extra pounds are mostly muscle, I don't think it's such a big deal as far as fit is concerned, depending on where it is distributed on the body.
     

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