Okay, first by way of a disclaimer, I like J. Crew. I've bought stuff from them since it was just a paper catalogue peddling "barn jackets", and I'm completely intrigued by their new practice of partnering with select cool labels. But let me ask the stylish loners among you. Isn't there a little part of you (deep down in places that you don't like to talk about at cocktail parties) that regrets how J. Crew is bringing these once esoteric brands to the mainstream? I know, it's horribly elitist, but somewhere there's a table of clueless douchebags waxing lyrical about Belstaff, Barbour, Quoddy, C&J, Alden and Thomas Mason without ever doing the background work. What got me thinking about this was finding out that Crockett & Jones just signed on to the program. This adds to my earlier frustration regarding Russell boots, which as a hunter, are frustrating enough to get in a timely fashion let alone now that J. Crew needs to be supplied. Well, that and like wellies, I expect to see people who will never see dirt to be wearing them soon. There, I feel better . . . bring on Kiton barn jackets, I will be accepting - unless a bunch of you agree, which will just embolden me to be an ass.