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J Crew S/S 09 Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    If J. Crew started slimming the thighs and seat, I'd stop buying their pants.

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  2. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I think most of J. Crew pants have a certain sillouette that's not meant to look slim. It's intentionally more traditional looking, which means a fuller cut.
     
  3. kontai69

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    Just bought the classic-fit chinos in size 28. The waist is a little small but the legs fit perfectly. Will the legs get bigger if I size up to 29? Or should I stay with the 28 and hope it will stretch?
    I'm doing the opposite as you. I have 29's and just ordered 28's (not received yet) because the waist is a little too loose and the legs are little too baggy.
    FYI...with the 29's, the waist measures 31" around. It measures 8.75" wide across at the knees. You can also contact them directly for measurements.
    By chance, could you measure the waist of your 28's for me? (Yeah I know, I could just email them, I'm curious in seeing how they will fit).
     
  4. justtemple

    justtemple Senior member

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    I think most of J. Crew pants have a certain sillouette that's not meant to look slim. It's intentionally more traditional looking, which means a fuller cut.

    I definitely see where you are coming from.
     
  5. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    & I can see how they're not for everybody. At the same time, you can be "slim," as I am, and still not have to wear slim trousers, that is, still look good in a full cut like the J. Crew. To me, a full cut doesn't mean the same thing as "big" sizing for the overweight man.
     
  6. justtemple

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    & I can see how they're not for everybody. At the same time, you can be "slim," as I am, and still not have to wear slim trousers, that is, still look good in a full cut like the J. Crew. To me, a full cut doesn't mean the same thing as "big" sizing for the overweight man.

    This is also very true. I guess it all depends on what you are going for. I like a more modern cut with my denim and I feel I want something somewhat the same out of any chinos I may be interested in. I do appreicate more relaxed styles though. They just aren't for me at the moment.
     
  7. EdenResident

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    I'm doing the opposite as you. I have 29's and just ordered 28's (not received yet) because the waist is a little too loose and the legs are little too baggy.
    FYI...with the 29's, the waist measures 31" around. It measures 8.75" wide across at the knees. You can also contact them directly for measurements.
    By chance, could you measure the waist of your 28's for me? (Yeah I know, I could just email them, I'm curious in seeing how they will fit).


    Mine is exactly 29 inches (un-aligned). These are the ones I got.

    http://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_p...45524441765277

    I don't have the knee measurement but the hem is about 7.8 inches.
     
  8. tonio028

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    So is there anyone who owns that grey chambray workshirt (or owned it for a while) who can tell me what their thought is on it? J.Crew found a retailer that had my size and I just got an email saying that it should be heading my way soon. I thought it looked pretty dope on the site enough to pay retail (as crazy as that sounds), but was wondering if I should prepare myself for a dissapointment in terms of fabric and fit and such. I'd love to hear some opinions.
     
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    ^what size did you get?
     
  10. tonio028

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    ^what size did you get?

    I got a small. I'm not sure which retailer they found it from, but it is on it's way to me soon.
     
  11. justtemple

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    I got a small. I'm not sure which retailer they found it from, but it is on it's way to me soon.

    Sigh, there goes 90 bucks down the drain I suppose. Hopefully they can find another. I've had them search (and find) two items up until now and I have no clue why I didn't think of them doing this for the grey chambray.
     
  12. tonio028

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    Sigh, there goes 90 bucks down the drain I suppose. Hopefully they can find another. I've had them search for two items upuntil now and I have no clue why I didn't think of them doing this for the grey chambray.

    I take it you're a small then? Have you handled the grey chambray in person? If you are a small and you have been searching for this, I'll keep you mind if I decide against it before returning it if you like. I may have another similar shirt coming my way (awaiting stock availability) that is similar as I didn't think this one would be available so I may need to let one go. Feel free to PM me.
     
  13. Robert

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    So is there anyone who owns that grey chambray workshirt (or owned it for a while) who can tell me what their thought is on it? J.Crew found a retailer that had my size and I just got an email saying that it should be heading my way soon. I thought it looked pretty dope on the site enough to pay retail (as crazy as that sounds), but was wondering if I should prepare myself for a dissapointment in terms of fabric and fit and such. I'd love to hear some opinions.

    I'm pretty much in love with my chambray work shirt. Don't expect a particularly slim fit (this is J. Crew, after all), but it fits nicely and seems to be quality all around to me. Has some great details. Some things like this hardly ever go on sale. After waiting for months for a sale, I finally gave in and did full retail and I don't regret it.
     
  14. Vernon-Dozier

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    So the saga continues: I returned the motherfucker. When I got home this evening, I tried it with every combination I could think of, and I still ended up looking like a trooper. Quick spin in the dryer, quick recovery of the tags, and off to the store. Bought a pair of the summerweight chinos, regular fit, very white, instead. And on sale for only 29.99. So I ended up saving 40 bucks from my original purchase. And they are very nice.

    I should know better than to buy beige shirts by now, but what can I say. I can wear shirts that are any variation of blue: navy, light, cobalt, striped, gingham, chambray. I can wear grey, even charcoal. I can even do some greens, if they're the right greens. I can wear white. I cannot do beige, pink, red, orange. Why do I still try?


    LOL, yea even if you can manage to not look like a Forest Ranger or Sheriff, then you still end up looking like some dude on a safari. I'm in the same boat with you on the other colors - orange, pink, red. Although I just got the broken-in pocket jersey polo in 'old red' and I was able to pull it off. Other than warm weather flannel that's the only thing in red I own.

    but, like all J. Crew pants, the thighs and ass are too big.

    I agree with Robert, there is a huge need for traditional cut jeans. Levi's does it but I don't like their washes. Slim fit jeans are a dime a dozen and come in any wash you can imagine.

    So is there anyone who owns that grey chambray workshirt (or owned it for a while) who can tell me what their thought is on it? J.Crew found a retailer that had my size and I just got an email saying that it should be heading my way soon. I thought it looked pretty dope on the site enough to pay retail (as crazy as that sounds), but was wondering if I should prepare myself for a dissapointment in terms of fabric and fit and such. I'd love to hear some opinions.

    Tried it on in a retail store, I'm an XL and found the large too tight and the XL too wide and baggy so I was in between. Didn't really like the color either - too chalky but that doesn't mean much because I'm mainly on the lookout for brighter colors for summer.
     
  15. tonio028

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    I'm pretty much in love with my chambray work shirt. Don't expect a particularly slim fit (this is J. Crew, after all), but it fits nicely and seems to be quality all around to me. Has some great details. Some things like this hardly ever go on sale. After waiting for months for a sale, I finally gave in and did full retail and I don't regret it.

    That's good to hear and I wasn't expecting extremely fitted (which is fine by me) so long as it wasn't baloony. I heard they never go on sale if at all so I decided the same to just pull the trigger. So you have the grey one then?
     
  16. Robert

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    That's good to hear and I wasn't expecting extremely fitted (which is fine by me) so long as it wasn't baloony. I heard they never go on sale if at all so I decided the same to just pull the trigger. So you have the grey one then?

    No, mine's blue.
     
  17. phoenixrecon

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    so the linen shirt i bought fits me right in the shoulders however it is a little blousey still in the mid section. Will it shrink a little in the wash?
     
  18. sazon

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    I'd echo what most others have said. I love my grey chambray. Decent fit. Quality seems very good. Nice attention to details. I love it so much that I bought the blue as well last week.
     
  19. v3l

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    I'm pretty sure that the chambray never goes on sale. They don't even let us use our employee discount on it [​IMG]
     
  20. driveslowk

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    i Seeent it at the factory store
     

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