- May 10, 2008
- Reaction score
I think that for styleforumites at least, Rugby is strictly inferior to J. Crew. I really wanted to like it; the idea of a more youthful Ralph Lauren with ONLY custom fits was very appealing to me. And indeed, fit and design was good. But it wasn't good enough. I ended up not buying anything, because the store offered nothing J. Crew did not at a lower price point and/or greater variety (with the exception of gaudily logoed items). The killer is that the sale items at Rugby were only totally out of season and useless or ugly items, whereas at J. Crew things go on sale pretty rapidly, and sometimes current items go on sale (some of the vintage ocbds are on sale right now, while other colors are being displayed at full price).