J Crew F/W 09 Discussion

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

  1. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    i didnt notice that the socks contained no wool....

    that is funny. Im getting some smart wool barn socks for wearing around and they're 80% wool
     


  2. pokpok

    pokpok Senior member

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    get the REI classic ragg socks. http://www.rei.com/product/242163

    got a pair last year. theyre perfect for wearing boots. theyre heavier and thicker than the jcrew camp socks.
     


  3. joel_954

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    Wool is nice because even if it's wet it still retains it's insulating properties.
     


  4. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    So did anybody buy anything today?
     


  5. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    I'm just about to pull the trigger on a university coat. Just. The massive tax and shipping sucks; I hate ordering stuff over international boundaries [​IMG]
     


  6. benjamin831

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    Just ordered a Millerain XS on 20% discount.
     


  7. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Have heard good things about smart wool for running will look into thicker socks for winter.

    ya joel I feel you on that, boasting about american made and then cheapening on fabric = pure marketing


    Do we need wool socks in SoCal? [​IMG]
     


  8. imightbechad

    imightbechad Senior member

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    NVM.

    JCrew ain't got no Jpgs
     


  9. mmm

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    I'm just about to pull the trigger on a university coat. Just. The massive tax and shipping sucks; I hate ordering stuff over international boundaries [​IMG]

    If youre buying from J.Crew to canada you should change the delivery method to Canada Post. They dont charge you the duties or taxes right away and theres a good chance you wont have to pay them at all. Even if they do it will still be slightly cheaper.
     


  10. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    If youre buying from J.Crew to canada you should change the delivery method to Canada Post. They dont charge you the duties or taxes right away and theres a good chance you wont have to pay them at all. Even if they do it will still be slightly cheaper.

    I've tried this a few times and I escaped duties once but the order was only a $20 shirt. The other 2 times were $100 orders and I got hit with duties both times. With my shipping experiences, the only way you might escape duties is if it's around $30 and the customs guy just doesn't feel like filling out the forms. If it's a higher value, they will always get you. With that aside, mmm is right. Duties are a little cheaper if you go Canadapost instead of using J Crews taxes charge.
     


  11. mmm

    mmm Senior member

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    I've tried this a few times and I escaped duties once but the order was only a $20 shirt. The other 2 times were $100 orders and I got hit with duties both times. With my shipping experiences, the only way you might escape duties is if it's around $30 and the customs guy just doesn't feel like filling out the forms. If it's a higher value, they will always get you. With that aside, mmm is right. Duties are a little cheaper if you go Canadapost instead of using J Crews taxes charge.

    Ive havent been hit a couple of times with orders from 150-250 from j.crew. I figure its about 50/50 on my orders regardless of the price but I think its generally worth a shot. UPS rapes canadians.
     


  12. SLAB

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    I don't get why they ship to Japan and Canada but not to Europe...
     


  13. apropos

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    I don't get why they ship to Japan and Canada but not to Europe...
    +1
     


  14. Arethusa

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    Not sure if I can blame them. Say you bought a pair of Redwings last week and you've worn it around a few times. Then you hear there's a 20% discount so you say shit I'll clean the boots up, return them and buy them again and save $50. Unless they appear untouched, J Crew now has to sell the boots for a loss at their outlet store. I've returned shoes before at J Crew and all they do is verify there is two shoes in the box, they don't inspect them vigorously to see if or how much they've been used. But somewhere along the way someone determines if they go back on retail shelves or the outlet. J Crew is simply defending themselves from customers that play the system. Sears used to have a liberal return policy and they never even looked over items returned. I knew a guy that used to buy kitchen appliances such as blenders & toasters, take the item out and return the box filled with rocks and Sears would always give him a refund. I also know a guy who buys Nordstrom clothes, wears the hell out of them, re-attaches the tag and returns them a year later for a refund so retailers have responded by tightening up their policies or making collabs temporarily disappear. Now suppose you just bought a secret wash shirt for $65, you'll save $13 at 20% off, but now you have to pay $10.50 for shipping. It's not worth the hassle to return.
    What the fuck is this shit? Margin on collabs is lower than margin on normal stuff. It's shitty and deceptive, but it's hardly complicated. End of explanation.
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    You're absolutely right, just need some thick socks and there aren't any of those stores around me.
    They would go so well with the femme-trash-euro jil sanders look!
     


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