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JCrew broken-in chino sneakers

DNW

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Does anyone have any experience with these sneakers? How do they compare to Jack Purcells, particularly the version that JCrew carries?

They're on sale for $20 after the 20% coupon. I want to get a white and a grey pair. Just want to make sure they fit like the Purcells because I can't return them.

Thanks.

Link: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...1691/94984.jsp
 

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Originally Posted by J Crew
we searched the world for the perfect sneaker only to realize we'd have to come up with it ourselves.

Converse = pwned
 

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Can't tell much about the sillhouette, but for $20 you can afford to take a gamble on them. I'd hit the trigger
 

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Originally Posted by ~Stangzorized~
They're converses that have been washed a few times...
No, they're not. J Crew has done that, but these are their own design.
 

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I bought a pair in the red color. Pretty comfy so far, but I am slightly pissed that they offered 20% off sale the day after I bought them.
 

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Originally Posted by feynmix
I bought a pair in the red color. Pretty comfy so far, but I am slightly pissed that they offered 20% off sale the day after I bought them.

How do they wear compare to Chucks and Purcells?
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
How do they wear compare to Chucks and Purcells?

Sorry, cant help you as I haven't owned Chucks or JPs. They look fine right now, but these will look even better once they get some wear.
 

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converse really ought to pull the plug on j-crew.

this is like j crew sleeping with converse's wife, and then selling the baby to angelina jolie.

j crew has sold regular and 'secret wash/broken in chino/j crew terminology JP's' for atleast 3-4 years now, then they decide to make a blatant rip-off like these this summer.
 

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I have both Chucks and Purcells, and I find the JCrew version different from them. For instance, the JCrew shoes have a more padded back than either Chucks or Purcells. I like that.
 

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Definitely has more padding/support than Chucks, a bit more than Purcells. However, ugly as hell. Big and clunky.
 

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