J Crew F/W 09 Discussion

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

  1. hi-val

    hi-val Senior member

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    I have a white v-neck from JC in XS that fits like a cardboard box. I hot-soaked it several times and ran it through a hot dryer too, which made it manageable. Know that their sizing on sweaters is the boxiest I've ever encountered. However, the cotton-cashmere cardigan fits really well and didn't need any shrinking. I suppose it's a crapshoot. Both sweaters are very succeptible to pooching out at the elbows, making the sweater's arms look distorted.

    Since people are talking about Banana Republic sweaters, I'll share my experience with an XS burnt-orange one. The fit is great but I was VERY displeased with their merino wool yarn. The second time I wore the sweater, I noticed pilling on the bottom of the forearms of the sweater, the sign of low-quality yarn. It's soft and fits well, but I am annoyed that it was obviously not built to last, especially considering I get compliments on it whenever I wear it.

    At the moment, I am at this impasse where I haven't found any store that has XS sweaters in a cut and style that I like, but I also have enough sweaters now that I don't want for any new ones.
     


  2. synovoid

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    Yea if I remember correctly it's suede. It was alright but if I'm going to buy some big ass-kicking mountain logger work boots that I'm going to sludge through dirt, mud, rain etc I don't want suede. It just didn't look right either, suede should be used for casual/dressy wear. If you're going to baby them and like the style then I guess it's ok because the color aint bad.

    thanks! try see if I still can get the hickory color. the color is sold out on J Crew site.
     


  3. amnesiac

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    So I got a millerain in S (I usually wear jcrew s) but the fit is just weird. At the bottom of the jacket it's weirdly tapered and at the chest it billows a bit. The arm holes are low, the shoulders fit alright but the sleeves are really long, whole thing is weird. I can't decide if i want to keep it and just wear it relaxed or sell it since i'm past returning. I really like the green color, especially all the different hues in the light, but ugh. how does it fit for everyone else?
     


  4. joel_954

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    So I got a millerain in S (I usually wear jcrew s) but the fit is just weird. At the bottom of the jacket it's weirdly tapered and at the chest it billows a bit. The arm holes are low, the shoulders fit alright but the sleeves are really long, whole thing is weird. I can't decide if i want to keep it and just wear it relaxed or sell it since i'm past returning. I really like the green color, especially all the different hues in the light, but ugh. how does it fit for everyone else?

    It fits me the exact same way. It reminds me of a ski jacket. Like the one that Pierce Brosnon wore in one of James Bond movies when him and the hot chick skied down the mountain. I opted for this Waxed Cotton jacket from Martim and Osa. It runs true-to-size, if not slightly large.
     


  5. lilcram

    lilcram Senior member

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    I have tried searching all over the forum but can't find anything.

    I'm getting a pair of Red Wing rugged classic boots. I'm a true size 10.5 some shoes i wear a 10 and sneakers sometimes 11.

    Do i get them in 9.5 or 10?
     


  6. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    I have tried searching all over the forum but can't find anything.

    I'm getting a pair of Red Wing rugged classic boots. I'm a true size 10.5 some shoes i wear a 10 and sneakers sometimes 11.

    Do i get them in 9.5 or 10?


    From what I've read a lot of places, general rule is to size down .5 from your dress shoe size.
     


  7. nomad

    nomad Senior member

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    i sized down one whole size
     


  8. lilcram

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    So i'm thinking 9.5 to be safe
     


  9. thenanyu

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    Ordered the tweed sport coat via red phone. Backordered for 2 weeks of course.
     


  10. gabby11303

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    Are there ever coupons to get a discount at this place?
     


  11. Vernon-Dozier

    Vernon-Dozier Senior member

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    I have tried searching all over the forum but can't find anything.

    I'm getting a pair of Red Wing rugged classic boots. I'm a true size 10.5 some shoes i wear a 10 and sneakers sometimes 11.

    Do i get them in 9.5 or 10?


    10
     


  12. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    Are there ever coupons to get a discount at this place?
    lolwut?
     


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  14. robin

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    anyone know if there is a way to still get these MacAlister boots? They aren't on the website anymore, i'm hoping they release them again sometime.

    http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/6...%3A30%20PM&r=1

    ebay/outlets.

    You really don't want them.
     


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