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J. Crew Fall/Winter 2011 Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rdstour, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Just got that too, and a $25 gift e-card.
     
  2. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Haha, I just checked prices on the new Canadian site vs the US one. Prices are 10-20% higher on the Canadian site...AND they were going to charge duties on top of that, plus tax etc. So it's really nothing new, its still expensive ordering that stuff to Canada, they just tried to hide it.

    I miss living near the US border.
     
  3. Mr. Bananagrabber

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    Looking through the fall catalog, I dig the merlot vintage cords. I've got a pair of jeans in the urban slim fit and a pair in the 484 fit, how does the vintage slim compare to those? Also some of their boots look pretty sweet, especially the Chippewa's and the Iron Ranger. Are those worth the money? Cheaper elsewhere than JCrew?
     
  4. deveandepot1

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    Iron Rangers go for about $200 on Ebay.
     
  5. Mr. Bananagrabber

    Mr. Bananagrabber Senior member

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    Do you think those are better than the Chippewa's that are 200 new? They probably won't have to handle much more than some rain or snow, so any difference between durable and extra durable wouldn't mean a whole lot.
     
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    I really hope the "$8.95 flat rate shipping & free shipping for orders over $175" thing is something they're trying out with an intention to make it the norm. That's the only problem I ever had with J. Crew's site - shipping rates are ridiculous without a coupon. It's 2011 - Gilt updated their (equally ridiculous) shipping policy, J. Crew should too.
     
  7. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of the Chippewa boots. The color is Cordovan and it is pretty sexy looking leather.

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  8. Tristan.sf

    Tristan.sf Senior member

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    I think that is their updated policy; at least Gap Inc. established a $7 flat rate for orders over $50.

    I have been receiving the J. Crew emails and catalogs since last December, but I have yet to receive any unique discount codes; is this because I have only made several purchases?
     
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  9. snuff_daddy

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    looks good. hows sizing?
     
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    cordovan is not a color
     
  11. bl@ster

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    Yeah, I just got my Chippewa's in the mail from J. Crew. I really like them. A lot like the Chippewa "GQ" boot but much better leather and the sole is better. At about 200 bucks, I think they're not a bad value either. Cheaper than similar Red Wings.

    Sizing is the same as other Chippewa boots. For me it's the same as Red Wing heritage boot sizing.
     
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  12. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    I always thought the toe box looked longer? am I wrong?
     
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    bs, cordovan is a color (usually referring to deep burgundy like color #8 from Alden) as well as a type of horsehide leather.


    Those boots look nice, probably my favorite from Chippewa.
     
  14. bl@ster

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    You're not wrong, Taco, it kinda depends on the Red Wing comparison. They are a touch longer for me like the Iron Rangers are, longer than the moc toe Red Wings like the 875. I wear the same size in all of them though. Your mileage may vary.
     
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  15. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Thanks mate. Can you do a fit pic with tappered jeans or chinos?
     
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    Per allenedmonds.com - 13. What is shell cordovan leather?

    Cordovan is often erroneously thought to describe a color akin to burgundy. However, cordovan – name after Cordova, Spain where the leather first originated – is actually one of the world's most unique leathers. Prized for its exceptional softness, durability and fine grain, cordovan is made from the inner layer of horsehide. A six-month tanning process brings out a beautiful luster that only improves with age. Cordovan's dense structure also makes it especially water-resistant.

    get off me
     
  17. Howard Roark

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    The sizing is the same as Red Wing Heritage(IR, at least) and Wolverine 1000 mile. As an aside, I tried on the J.Crew Red Wing Beckman and felt that it was not sized the same as normal Red Wings.

    I used the 20% Amex discount, which brought these boots to $158. I'm going to try to go to the store and stack the 15% student discount on top of that.

    I was expecting this boot to be more similar to the Katahdin boot because, well, it's the same boot. However, this boot didn't come with an insole and the footbead is leather like a RW, which I like.

    The box says Cordovan vamp and top leather. I think we're getting into semantics here, but Wikipedia says "Cordovan is a rich shade of burgundy and a dark shade of rose. Cordovan takes its name from the city of Cordoba, Spain, where the production of shell cordovan leather was first practiced by the Visigoths in the seventh century."
     
  18. snuff_daddy

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    A while back people were saying that you cant use your student discount w/ red phone orders anymore. Is this still case? I just went ahead and order a pair online but I wouldnt mind saving a few bucks.
     
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  19. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark Well-Known Member

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    Take it back to the store, return it, then buy it back with the discount.
     
  20. Howard Roark

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    I changed the laces to some waxed, brown, flat laces. Looks much classier.
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