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J.Crew Spring Rollout has Begun

J.Crew has updated its site with new arrivals for spring (some of which is already in stores). The better items include an affordable parka, a multitude of warm weather shirts, more New Balance sneakers, and an updated selection of Corgi socks.

The highlight for me are these roughout suede chukkas and I’m torn between getting a pair of these and the unlined chukka boots on the Leydon last.


Twitter Roundup

Some things that you might have missed if you’re not following me on twitter:

* J.Crew has picked up some Seil Marchall bags to add to their growing list of 3rd party products. The Spring/Summer 11 lookbook has also been released.

* Pictures of Victim’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection are now available.

* Tailoring house Anderson & Sheppard has an interesting blog going which follows the work of many of the apprentices.

* Imogene+Willie has a new online shop.

* End Clothing has a preview of a few SS11 items from Universal Works on its flickr page.

* Très Bien and Pete Anderson visit NYC.

* The WSJ recently had an article on those small shirt collars. The truth is that they suck because you can’t get a good roll out of them.

* Engineered Garments FWK Spring Summer 2011 pictures have been released.

* Pictures of SS11 collections for the other Nepenthes brands are also now on its website.

* More importantly, Bond 23 is back on schedule for release in 2012.

J.Crew’s Bandanas

Hidden away in the Crewcuts section on jcrew.com are some great and affordable bandanas. They’re made in India, and are fairly soft in comparison to many of my other handkerchiefs. Only time will tell how the fabric holds up in the long run though.

There are also lots of other cool stuff available including Andrew Zuckerman’s Creature book, Caran d’Ache crayons, and a Schleich T-Rex toy.

A Proper Shawl Collar Sweater

As part of its holiday rollout to stores, J.Crew included a navy shawl collar sweater in a perfect midweight cotton suitable for fall through spring. It’s not available online yet, but can probably be ordered by phone – the style number is 32711 and costs just under $100.


Danner 30810X Mountain Light II Boots

Available at J.Crew in an ‘exclusive’ leather for a small upcharge. If you’re not picky about the color, you can save fifty bucks by just buying the regular versions in dark brown or black directly from Danner.

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J.Crew Holiday Arrivals

New arrivals from J.Crew today, in mostly knitwear and smaller gift type stuff. Other highlights are Mackintosh jackets made with fabric from Fox Brothers, a CPO shirt jacket, a black watch sportcoat, and wool throws from Drake’s.

Two absurdities: expensive cashmere socks and the high markup on copies of My Rugged 211 (see my previous review).

Weekend update! There are two interesting items shown in the current catalog that are not available online (yet). The first is the Regent peacoat made with wool from Fox Brothers. The item number is 31725F and the cost is $595.

Update 2: It’s now online.

The second is a zip cardigan from Inverallan. Item number is 34128F and the cost is $395.

Update 3: This is now online too, only a size 38 left.


J.Crew Spring/Summer 2011 Preview Roundup

Images from J.Crew’s Spring/Summer 2011 preview hit the web today, and everything looks to be toned down from previous seasons (sort of like minimalistic Free & Easy looks). The standouts for me are the accessories, and I’ll be on the lookout for those new Superior Labor bags next year. The best pictures of the event that I’ve seen so far are from René Fragoso of Bold on the Street.

Other Reviews and Photos

Tyler Thoreson for Gilt Manual:

The tone-on-tone riff on the classic toggle coat, right, was a true standout, and I’m certainly not about to argue with the footwear, which was made by the Massachusettes-based brand Alden. Those now-signature oxblood Alden for J.Crew brogues were were in full effect, but the dirty bucks below were my favorite. Note the metal grommets, which bring an industrial edge to the Southern staple.

L. Ruano for Hypebeast:

Amongst the highlights for J.Crew’s upcoming campaign was a steady dose of slim cut blazers, plenty of knits, outerwear, and footwear collaborations. Colors were keep muted for the most part, focusing on a nice array of blues paired with grey and khaki tones.

Expect to see more info show up tomorrow and through the weekend!

J.Crew’s Fair Isle Knit Tie

There are a few new things up on jcrew.com today, including this fair isle knit tie. Apparently made here in the U.S.

Other interesting pieces include corduroy shirts and a down parka (maybe a good alternative to one of those Nigel Cabourn parkas, if you don’t want to spend $2k).

Update: There are now some extra Mister Freedom pieces, the return of the deck jacket and the new chiller vest.


Chamois Cloth Shirts

The chamois cloth shirt has been a longtime favorite among outdoorsmen – made from soft sueded cotton (think flannel), they are ideal for layering in cold weather and are about as warm as wool. Just don’t get them wet. Some newer ones for consideration this season:

An LL Bean chamois cloth shirt in the Signature line catalog. Their copy says that it was first introduced in 1933, but I’ve seen references that state that LL Bean first introduced chamois cloth shirts around 1927-28 – perhaps they’re referring to a particular version of the shirt? The design has supposedly not changed much over the years.

Update: Here’s an explanation on the difference in years (click on the chamois cloth shirt image).

Made of thick brushed cotton to mimic the supple feel of chamois leather, ”Bean’s Leatherette Shirt” first appeared in a Fall 1927 catalog. Five years later it returned as the Chamois Cloth Shirt, and as Leon Leonwood told his customers, ”This is the shirt I personally use on all my hunting and fishing trips.”

In the coming decades L.L.Bean would introduce dozens of chamois shirts, varying the styling and colors slightly to keep up with changing times. This model harks back to the original.

So, same shirt, but with a different name.

J.Crew’s new version in their utility shirt cut, it’s much better fitting if you’re not looking for an overshirt.

Old magazine ads for chamois cloth shirts – just about all outdoor clothing companies made them.


J.Crew’s New Arrivals for October

J.Crew added a few new interesting things to their site last night: a Crescent Down Works jacket, made in the US New Balance 1400 sneakers, and scarves from Drake’s (hopefully they will carry their ties at some point?).

I don’t know what they were thinking with these $350 patchwork chinos of theirs though. They don’t even look good.

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