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J.Crew Spring/Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pnewelljr, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. onoudidntgf

    onoudidntgf Senior member

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    Do you have any of the other 484s to compare the stretching with? I'm asking because I have the garment dyed ones and those fit well.
     
  2. Arnold Grape

    Arnold Grape Senior member

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    Actually, I do have the Garment Dyed Jeans in the 484, and the fit is virtually the same. (The Raw Denim may stretch a hair more than the garment dyed ones.) Could be a matter of preference in terms of the fit and size you want. For me the Garment Dyed in 30 x 34 also has stretched to a 34" actual waist.
     
  3. onoudidntgf

    onoudidntgf Senior member

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    Damn that's crazy it stretched that much. I'll measure mine when I get home and see how much it has stretched. I don't think it was too much but the 29 was super tight when I first got it.
     
  4. J BAILEY

    J BAILEY Senior member

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    Definitely possible that the sizing inconsistencies are due to (lack of) quality control, although my slim shirts from the past few seasons have been surprisingly consistent.

    You've probably already thought about this, but you could always get your regular shirts tailored; I think the only major difference between the slim and regular fits are the chest/waist measurements, so it shouldn't cost much for a tailor to slim them down.

    FWIW, I wash all my J.Crew shirts in cold water and hang-dry, and they haven't shrunk at all.
     
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  5. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    anyone interested in the wallace & barnes bomber?

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  6. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Senior member

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    Excellent jacket, I'm afraid I have too many bombers though....or do I????
     
  7. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    thanks, j

    and haha no, I never thought to get them tailored (I'm kinda on the slow side; never been to a tailor either)


    and just a dumb question to throw out there - what's the difference between an oxford shirt and a "regular" shirt (like a secret wash shirt)?
     
  8. Arnold Grape

    Arnold Grape Senior member

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    Quote:Oxford shirts are made from heavier oxford cloth, while the 'Secret Wash Shirt' is made from a thinner material, better worn in warmer weather. Also, tailoring J. Crew shirts doesn't seem to make sense to me, specifically in reference to the cost it would take, when you might just buy another (J. Crew) shirt altogether.
     
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  10. jhwendland

    jhwendland Senior member

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    I regularly buy J Crew shirts on sale for $20. No way I'd pay to have one of their shirts tailored.
     
  11. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    FWIW, J Crew dress shirting (both the their own Ludlow and the Thomas Mason) are good deals right now. In store I got the Ludlow dress shirts for about $40 each. I picked up two Thomas Mason shirts as well. I needed workhorse shirts for the week and got a bunch (two white, two blue pattern, one pink). I may pick up more. I prefer the main J Crew line shirts to stuff like Brooks Brothers's non OCBD offerings as they fit a bit slimmer and are not non-iron. The Thomas Mason shirts are a good deal at about $100; they are better shirts than Thomas Pink IMO. The Thomas Mason royal oxford in pink is one of the best pink dress shirts I have owned.
     
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  12. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Senior member

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    Thanks for the info.

    Not a fan of how the Ludlows fit, need to try Thomas Masons...but at $100 a pop, I'm better off sticking to ESF BB.
     
  13. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    I have BB ESF, Jcrew regular, Jcrew TM and Kamakura.

    Jcrew TM uses pretty nice fabric but it's definitely not worth anywhere close $100. I paid $75 for it and even at that price, I rather go with BB ESF shrits or Kamakura shirts. The collars are way too small for my taste. From my own experienece, I say BB ESF shirts and Kamakura shirts are a better deal from the price range between $50 to $100.

    Not to mention, the TM shirts do not offer any neck sizes or sleeve sizes and simply use XS to XL.
     
  14. Robert

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    I unfortunately bought a few ludlow shirts last year. I think they're terrible. The collar is odd, too small, and the fit is either too big in a large or too small in a medium. I found a much better alternative in JC Penney dress shirts, believe it or not.

    But I love the "washed" shirts. Can't get enough of those. And no, don't tailor those. They're casual shirts, don't overthink the fit.
     
  15. thonez

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    I tried one of those ludlow shirts when I saw them heavily discounted in store. It was too short, too wide, and the collars didn't come close to touching down.... not sure how J. Crew came up with that fit...
     
  16. JezeC

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    JC fans. How is the Nylon Snorkel Parka? What's your thought on it? It's around $350 right now, but can be had for $260 at the current sale.

    Is it worth it at this price or is it better to save up and buy the ubquitous Canda Goose.

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/nylon/PRDOVR~05671/05671.jsp

    EDIT: I'm not sure why Jcrew keeps on linking me to the wrong jacket. But if it doesn't link you to the snorkel, it's called the Snorkel constructed in Nylon with only the navy colorway available.
     
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  17. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Yep, I've been looking at this one, too (the snorkel parka). I'm not sure. I haven't seen it real life. Looks good here, but I'd be interested in hearing what others who've seen it have to say.

    And yeah, there's something oddly wrong with the link.

    This one, right?
     
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  18. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    that's the one.
     
  19. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I do like it quite a bit from the photos. But yeah, is it worth $250 or so (and that's with the 30 percent)? I dunno.
     
  20. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Lol, everything I like at J Crew always gets bad reviews on this thread... At $40 or so it's hard to beat the regular Ludlow, IMO. The collar width works for me, and they take ties very well. The J Crew (either ludlow or TM) fit me pretty perfectly OTR (I wear them tucked in with trousers or suits). I wore my white one today. BB ESF oxfords are great, but I can't really buy the rest as they are non-iron (which I don't wear). So for spread collar shirts I've gone with J Crew for a variety of patterns and colors (stripe, gingham, blue, white and pink).
     

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