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What do you think of J.Crew's new suits?

gnatty8

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If it fit me well, I would wear it.
 

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Looks like a decent suit for the money.

In the video, the floating chestpiece seemed smaller than usual. Also, I couldn't tell what type of fabric they were using, but it seemed like pretty thin cotton?

In any case, I'm just nit-picking. I am a proud owner of a couple of Banana Republic suits, which I have been very happy with even though they are fused. They have a more modern cut - they aren't just sacks for the "every man" - and they come in interesting fabrics. The JCrew suits look like a step-up from those -- if I didn't already have a grey flannel on order (for 3 times the price, unfortunately), I'd definitely give it a try.
 

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Are these suits only available in the Tribeca store, or is the name of the line called Tribeca?
 

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Is the suit shown a Tribecca exclusive variations of this model?

Jcrew mens italian wool slim suit

I went to a regular jcrew and tried on a jacket and was displeased to see that the sleeve length in a 40R was way to short for me. Based on the website size listing it seems they don't make 40L. I hope the buttons aren't already opened as this suit looks like a pretty good buy for the money.
 

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The only problem may be in taking up the sleeves.
 

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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777
Is the suit shown a Tribecca exclusive variations of this model?

Jcrew mens italian wool slim suit

I went to a regular jcrew and tried on a jacket and was displeased to see that the sleeve length in a 40R was way to short for me. Based on the website size listing it seems they don't make 40L. I hope the buttons aren't already opened as this suit looks like a pretty good buy for the money.


I don't think it is because the jacket you linked to has nonfunctional buttons on the cuffs. I think that suit might only be available at the Tribecca men's store.
 

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I'd want to see the suit up close, but from the video alone that suit seems to be a hell of a bargain.

I think this is one more example of how J.Crew gets it right. They see the rising interest in slimmer, fully-canvassed suits and so they come out with a product line that fits this need at a decent price.
 

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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher
It only has a floating chest piece - the rest of it still looks fused - it does not appear to be full canvass (nor does he say so) - I think it's half canvassed.

I agree with this assessment. At most HALF canvassed.
 

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Originally Posted by MORNINGSTAR777
So, a competent tailor could let out the sleeve for length of jacket with working buttons? Wouldn't it have to be done from the shoulder mostly and some for the cuff? I mean, wouldn't taking too much from the cuff throw off the balance of the button positioning?

assuming there is enough material under the sleeve, a good tailor can let it out (usually 1" at most) even with functional cuffs. More than likely (depending on how much you let out), he'll have to cut and sew a new buttonhole as well otherwise you might have a large gap from the end of sleeve to the first button.
 

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There was a conversation on AAAC several months back when the semantics of fused, half-canvassed, and full-canvassed was discussed. Here's an excerpt:

"I was reminded a while ago by the well-respected forumite a tailor, there really isn't such a thing as half-canvassed. A jacket either features canvas construction or it does not. Most people are implying that a jacket has a floating chest piece when they refer to it as "half canvassed". This is not really an accurate description of quality because nearly every jacket on the market has a floating chest piece. It follows that to simply group all jackets with floating chest pieces only is to unfairly group some very well made jackets in with some poorly made jackets.

For example: Southwick and Brooks 1818 jackets are what many would call "half-canvas" - they have floating chest pieces but use fusing in the body. These are generally considered to be well made jackets despite the fact that they aren't made to the old standards of "full" canvas. It is unfair to lump them in with a jacket from, say Banana Republic, that also could be described as "half canvas" even though it doesn't approach the quality levels of the Southwick or BB 1818."


(http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=85792)

If the J.Crew suit is only half-canvassed as people here say it is, than how is J.Crew advertising the Tribeca suit as better than other suits in its price range?
 

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