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J.Crew Fall/Winter 2012

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Therendition, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Red phone. There was only one thing I bought instore and it was a green vest. I built relationships with SAs from various stores and that helps a lot. If I want to do a phone order, but can't go in, I'll just call the SA and they'll place the order for me. Sometimes, they will even do overnight shipping as a courtesy.

    I had a one of 25% discount code and I used it on the Aldens. I'm a size small in both brands, although I don't have any shirts from J. Crew anymore in a size small. I still drown in them though, tried on the green oxford last week, but still too big for my frame...I need to have the arms and sides taken in, where as Epaulet's small is a great fit off the bat.
     


  2. thonez

    thonez Senior member

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    Nice, I'm a size large in J Crew for how it fits in the shoulders/chest, but have the same problem with billowing sleeves and a little too much width in the lower half of the body

    Unfortunately I live about 3 hours from the nearest J Crew that stocks mens clothing, so I can't really build a good relationship with the sales associates. Hopefully I can charm them next time I am passing through in a week or so.
    Actually I just saw that Epaulet will be doing a trunk show in LA on the 22nd... since the J Crew I go to is about 30-45 min away, hopefully I can just make it there and try their shirts on!

    Do you mean the 'bench green' stonewashed oxford http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/oxfordshirts/PRDOVR~93060/93060.jsp ? I am thinking about ordering it (ships Oct 16 tho)... disappointed that it doesn't come in a slim fit, though. Is the color the same as the online pics?
     
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  3. sk317

    sk317 Senior member

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    Hey guys,
    Not sure if anyone can be of help here, but I've been thinking about getting this

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~99485/99485.jsp

    These used to just be XS, S, M, L...
    Guess they're trying to look more legit with the sizing. But now I'm a little conflicted since I'm not sure how fitted this coat is. I'm a 36R for suit jackets. Should I get a 38 or go with the 36?
     


  4. effang

    effang Senior member

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    i still like ludlow blazer/suits a lot, because of all the "cheaper" brands, they have the most significant roll effect (which i like). i don't like it when the lapels are flush against the suit itself.

    however, i do think the ludlow lapel is too narrow, and could be at least 1/2 to 1 inch wider.

    any other similar roll effect with other suiting brands?
     


  5. warrenjl1

    warrenjl1 Senior member

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    Definitely my only gripe with the Ludlow stuff... That lapel is just too "trendy." I had a herringbone Ludlow blazer with lapels that HAD to have been only 2". Thought I could get over it for the price, but alas it ended up in B&S here. I have a khaki suit of theirs in the Aldridge cut which is just a bit wider (still got the pants in the Ludlow fit though). I don't think they make any odd sportcoats in the Aldridge fit though unfortunately.
     


  6. thonez

    thonez Senior member

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    The Mayfairs come up on ebay all the time... heres an XS new with tags for 192 http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-Crew-Mayf...26?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item337a82526a

    Just somehting to consider
     


  7. sk317

    sk317 Senior member

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    Yeah I've checked eBay. They don't have the size and color combo I want right now. Thanks though.
     


  8. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Senior member

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    I'm not a fan of the super-low button stance on the Ludlow blazers either.
     


  9. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    I agree that the Ludlow lapels are absurdly narrow. It's odd because what could otherwise be a good staple suit or sportcoat is reduced to a trend piece. On the other hand, I think the low button stance is actually good. The top button on a two-button jacket hits right at my natural waist, about 1.5-2" above my belly button. The button stance is higher on a lot of trendy labels, but I don't like it higher for three reasons: (1) it eliminates the flattering V-shape the jacket should give my torso; (2) it causes the quarters to flare open; and (3) on a slim-fitting jacket, it makes it too tight across my chest (which, unlike my waist, expands when I breathe).
     


  10. ASander

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    I couldn't agree more, the low button stance is perfect. I'm 6'3 and broad shouldered, so that probably plays a role in my preference for a lower button stance which I feel helps lengthen the torso.

    Do you guys find the narrow lapels as much of an issue on the sportcoats as opposed to the suit jackets? While I wouldn't mind a slightly wider lapel, I have to say that on the herringbone jackets, the narrow lapel helps modernize what can otherwise be a pretty stodgy look.
     


  11. warrenjl1

    warrenjl1 Senior member

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    But I WANT stodgy... Haha
     


  12. effang

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    post a pic...i'm pretty sure 6'3" with broad shoulders is likely too big for ludlow. it's going to be a bit disproportianate. i'm 5'7" and "wide" for my height and it's already overdone.
     


  13. ASander

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    Then why not look at some brands that you can find similarly priced (especially since there are frequently sales)... Brooks Brothers/Ralph Lauren spring to mind as fairly accessible brands doing a more trad lapel width and cut.
     


  14. ASander

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    Don't own any of this season's herringbone Ludlows (am waiting for a sale since their pricing is too high), but I tried on a few in store. I do own a Ludlow worsted wool suit from a few seasons ago. The proportions look good to me...but I can't really relate to how it fits on other body types. I would imagine J Crew is designing the regular length jackets for someone who is 5'11 - 6'3. Again, I prefer a low button stance/narrower lapel, shorter length jacket, so the 42R Ludlow is pretty much right up my alley for a fitted casual sportscoat. Another 1/4-1/2 inch on the lapel width would be great, but the current 2 1/4 isn't enough to keep me from purchasing. Maybe I'll take a fit pic if I'm around a store this weekend.

    What size Ludlow are you wearing that you think the proportions are off? And is it specifically the lapel, or some other aspect of the jacket?
     


  15. bawlin

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    I'm new to J Crew. They have a couple of pieces I want, but they are way overpriced at retail IMO. How do they work with sales? Are they frequent? The main piece I'm after is a sportcoat which retails for like $350 (which is close to $400 after tax).
     


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