J Crew Spring/Summer 2011 Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by raptorrapture, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. tcolberg

    tcolberg Well-Known Member

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    My failure to find a baller messenger has brought me to this. I feel like I could do a lot worse?

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    Bought this a year and a half ago in khaki on sale for ~$60. Been using it as my primary bag for work (teaching), so its contents are usually lots of paper, a netbook, chargers, and a sweater. I've also flown with it a couple times. There's some fraying on the interior lining near where the shoulder straps attach because I stuck a hanging file folder in there and the hooks poked holes in the lining. The wax on the canvas needs to be renewed which I'll do sometime this summer.

    While I plan to get a higher quality bag after this one, like a Filson or something in leather, the Bowry bag has been fine, especially for the price. The worst part of the bag is that the snaps provide poor functionality. If you pick up the bag with the grab handle, they all pop open. The shoulder strap is really the only way to carry the bag.
     


  2. rfpgh

    rfpgh Active Member

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    Not a Spring/Summer question, but has anyone tried wearing J Crew's topcoats over a suit/blazer? What size would I need to wear over a 38r suit? Thanks.
     


  3. flyguy7

    flyguy7 Senior member

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    Thanks for all the advice regarding the bag. It sounds like quality is a serious issue, as it tends to be for most jcrew. I liked the filson recommendations, but I'll keep looking. It's too bad it looks nice
     


  4. dsoren

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    Thanks for all the advice regarding the bag. It sounds like quality is a serious issue, as it tends to be for most jcrew. I liked the filson recommendations, but I'll keep looking. It's too bad it looks nice

    Yeah, snaps suck + lots of fraying. A few brands to look into: property of..., Billykirk, Filson, J.W. Hulme
     


  5. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    It's too bad it looks nice

    No it doesn't
     


  6. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

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    It looks like shit in person. The fabric is flimsy as hell and you can tell. It looks really cheap.
     


  7. borderline

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    My failure to find a baller messenger has brought me to this. I feel like I could do a lot worse?

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    You could do a lot better. For starters, look at Filson 256 and Saddleback

    Have it, love it. Filson is too heavy. BUT: no padding for laptops. You'll need another padded sleeve if you want to carry a computer.
     


  8. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

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    Not a Spring/Summer question, but has anyone tried wearing J Crew's topcoats over a suit/blazer? What size would I need to wear over a 38r suit? Thanks.

    To be safe you could go 40, but it would look to big. You are probably going to be a little tight, but 38 would look much better.
     


  9. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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  10. dunelly

    dunelly Senior member

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    i think the regulation peacoat looks badass,

    i'd pick trapper over cadet
     


  11. kmdsimpson

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    Not a Spring/Summer question, but has anyone tried wearing J Crew's topcoats over a suit/blazer? What size would I need to wear over a 38r suit? Thanks.

    Topcoats are usually sized to go over suits and blazers, so in theory you should order the same as your suit size. You should probably email JCrew and ask them; this is an easy question for them.
     


  12. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Looking for an every day, light, casual jacket.

    Was thinking about the Trapper

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/o...7001/37001.jsp

    or the Cadet

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/o...2993/22993.jsp

    Would you guys recommend either? which one? I'm also keeping my eyes peeled on eBay for vintage field jackets. As a cheap alternative, I see this at Target http://www.target.com/Converse-One-S...i_detailbutton


    Seems like people have not been happy with the fit of the trapper, and the cadet has been a big hit. I think the cadet jacket is unlined, so really different jackets in terms of function.
     


  13. phototristan

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  14. King Leer

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    Those shirts are nice, but getting them elsewhere is cheaper IMO
     


  15. phototristan

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    Those shirts are nice, but getting them elsewhere is cheaper IMO

    Where else do you recommend?
     


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