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Why do people buy J.Crew?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jay Gatsby, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    I bought one of the 'ludlow jackets' from there. The sleeves were two inches too long. The jacket was fused. The lapel button was a keyhole shaped button. The lapel was folded at the wrong place. It was a piece of shit all around.

    I bought a wallet from there. I've had it for two months. The stitching on the piece that keeps the card holder attached is coming off.

    Most of the trousers I've bought from them that fit in the waist are going so up my ass crack that I'm scared to wear them in public.

    Why is there so much love for J Crew here? What am I missing? I've seen some hate as well, but there's not near enough of it if their overall quality is similar to what I've experienced.
     
  2. ahe

    ahe Senior member

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    I don't think their shirts+shorts+pants really have any issues. I don't think anyone here really buys a lot of jcrew suiting.
     
  3. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    It's the gateway for Ralph Lauren.
     
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    Recoil Senior member

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    I don't think there is a lot of love for them here, but I did just get a pair of chinos that have a great fit on them. This is the first thing I've gotten from them in years and I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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    mdeep1 Senior member

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    I don't think people buy J. Crew suits except you. You bought a ludlow jacket expecting it to be fully canvassed?
     
  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's affordable. There's not a lot competing with it at its price point. And the styling's a step up from most mall wear. Good for beater wear.

    I don't go for the sportcoats/tailored clothing, but I have several shirts and sweaters I like. I just bought an awesome peacoat sweater that I'm hoping holds up well.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    The lapel button was a keyhole shaped button.

    So do Armani's...
     
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    Maccimus Senior member

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    It is for youngsters who dont have too much cash.
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I pick up items for casual wear. It's cheap and the quality is good enough for, as Doc puts it, "beater" wear.
     
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    Unless the buttonholes are cut, I don't understand the complaint about the sleeves. If they're too long for you, they're too short for someone else. Better too long, anyways.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Small timers. Rubinacci is my "beater"wear.
     
  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I once shined my shoes with a Rubinacci tie.
     
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    westinghouse Senior member

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    It is for youngsters who dont have too much cash.

    "That's a pretty bold statement". -Vincent Vega
     
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    Because the clothes look good /thread
     
  15. LennonMcCartney

    LennonMcCartney Well-Known Member

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    Because the clothes look good /thread
    It is for youngsters who dont have too much cash.
    +1
     
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    smoothie Senior member

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    I bought one of the 'ludlow jackets' from there. The sleeves were two inches too long. The jacket was fused. The lapel button was a keyhole shaped button. The lapel was folded at the wrong place. It was a piece of shit all around.

    So.....why'd you buy it??[​IMG]
     
  18. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    So.....why'd you buy it??[​IMG]

    A person with nominal intelligence would assume from the post that I'd bought it from a catalog or online.
     
  19. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    A person with nominal intelligence would assume from the post that I'd bought it from a catalog or online.

    The same person would assume a $265 sportcoat to be fused.

    Also, J Crew isn't always cheap. Their Breton shirt, for instance, is $85, when the Breton Shirt Company only wants thirty pounds for their superb product.
     
  20. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    I once shined my shoes with a Rubinacci tie.


    I wipe my ass with bolts of cloth from Rubinacci.
     

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