The Ascendancy of J. Crew - all good?

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  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Thoughtful points.

    Based on what I've read on the world's leading mens clothing forvm...teh StyleForvm...whether J. Crew x C&J succeeds or fails on whether one can perforate them after buying them.

    - B


    I think a kit could really take off, and I've contacted Glennie to pursue it.
     
  2. TCN

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    By the way, you know you're passing up a discussion on DSquared vintages that's going on right now to harass me on perforations?
     
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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I think a kit could really take off, and I've contacted Glennie to pursue it.

    Be careful: don't perforate so deeply that you strike gemming.

    Sometimes, the backed up pressure of the disintegrating plastic and cardboard is so great that there is a detonation of confetti-like material through the perforation, similar to a circus clown blunderbuss going off.

    I learned of this danger on teh StyleForvm as well. It's a real treasure box of scholarship.

    - B
     
  4. voxsartoria

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    By the way, you know you're passing up a discussion on DSquared vintages that's going on right now to harass me on perforations?

    I assume that what Americans call Swiss cheese is your favorite dairy product?


    - B
     
  5. TCN

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    Be careful: don't perforate so deeply that you strike gemming.

    Sometimes, the backed up pressure of the disintegrating plastic and cardboard is so great that there is a detonation of confetti-like material through the perforation, similar to a circus clown blunderbuss going off.

    I learned of this danger on teh StyleForvm as well. It's a real treasure box of scholarship.

    - B


    Funny, I never really associated blunderbusses with circus clowns. Live and learn.
     
  6. TCN

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    I assume that what Americans call Swiss cheese is your favorite dairy product?


    - B


    Only when melted over a dead horse.
     
  7. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I don't understand how J. Crew's bringing quality makers into the mainstream and simultaneously upping its own standards can possibly be a bad thing. Honestly, to the folks complaining about the "mainstreamization" of labels like Alden or Thomas Mason, who cares? Does some average schmuck's wearing of a quality item somehow diminish the quality of yours?

    I feel like I'm reading a rant on Pitchfork about how some obscure band "sold out" because more than 12 people now know about its existence.
     
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    I don't understand how J. Crew's bringing quality makers into the mainstream and simultaneously upping its own standards can possibly be a bad thing. Honestly, to the folks complaining about the "mainstreamization" of labels like Alden or Thomas Mason, who cares? Does some average schmuck's wearing of a quality item somehow diminish the quality of yours?

    I feel like I'm reading a rant on Pitchfork about how some obscure band "sold out" because more than 12 people now know about its existence.


    So you don't see the fun in the question I take it? Perhaps tomorrow would be a better day to ask?
     
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    So you don't see the fun in the question I take it? Perhaps tomorrow would be a better day to ask?

    You're presupposing that there was fun to be seen.
     
  10. TCN

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    You're presupposing that there was fun to be seen.

    Was this to kick me or fellate the others? Either way, thank you.
     
  11. butterflystyle

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    Was this to kick me or fellate the others? Either way, thank you.

    I'm under the impression that the true fun is in doing both simultaneously whilst someone else films to proceedings.
     
  12. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Time to give up all those douche-y high-end labels and get back to basics.
     
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    I'm under the impression that the true fun is in doing both simultaneously whilst someone else films to proceedings.

    Well that's where the money is.
     
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    J. Crew is my favorite mainstream store especially for certain sweaters.
     
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    J. Crew is my favorite mainstream store especially for certain sweaters.

    A few years back when they made a big deal about their Loro Piana cashmere sweaters, I bought a few and wasn't thrilled with them. Lots of pilling.
     

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