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  • mr. mr.
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    Package arrived just as I was getting taken to the airport. Immediately opened, threw on the navy and recheck shirt. Fits just like a regular j.crew shirt. The ginghams looked like the patterns were a little bigger than I usually like, but I think the shirts are going to be a steal for ~22 bucks.

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  • goterps
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    see through is a bit much lol, especially for a suit.

    @Vicious, was that from the online code or from having an email subscription?

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  • guiltybystander
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    I may be the lone dissenting voice here, but I ordered the much vaunted J. Crew Factory Thompson suit (http://dappered.com/2011/08/in-perso...-factory-suit/) and found it severely lacking. You can literally see right through it if you hold it up to a window. While I wasn't expecting super high quality for what I paid (~$124 for both pants and jacket), I will always save up the extra dough and buy something a little more substantial- which might even be a J. Crew Factory worsted wool suit. All I'm saying is, your mileage will definitely vary with JCF stuff so keep that in mind if you're on the fence on something.

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  • goterps
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    BR factory vs normal has an enormous difference to me, though in certain cases, like a jacket fit is more important. I only have one soft wash normal jcrew shirts...if their factory stuff is close enough it wouldn't bother me. THe problem becomes that the slim fit stuff essentially is the same price as their decent sale price 40 + 30% off. Anybody here own both?

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  • Vicious49
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    I like the outlet/factory stores more than the main stores sometimes. I've ordered 5 pairs of jeans from BR recently and none of them fit me as well as the ones I just picked up at their factory store. I tried on the bayswater peacoat at JCrew and the small was too tight while the medium was too big on me. I just picked up the jcrew outlet peacoat today in a small and it fit me perfectly.

    Speaking of which, I got that peacoat for $78. It is originally $188 but they were having a 40% off everything sale today and then I was able to stack a 30% off coupon I had on top of that.

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  • Longshanks
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    Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Depends on what you mean by "outlet." Some outlet stores are just places where stores sell their past season stock at discounted prices (think: Nordstrom Rack). The actual brick-and-mortar J.Crew Factory stores might be that way (I don't know, I've never been to one) but J.Crew Factory is also a separate line of more budget-oriented clothing that J.Crew makes.
    Yeah the brick and mortar stores are Factory line only the vast majority of the time. Every once in awhile, we'd get a small-ish shipment of mainline stock and it would be discounted and put in clearance.

    This is trend in a lot of "outlet" stores. Where you used to be able to get mainline clothes at discount prices, you now get a line in and of itself.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    Originally posted by printyra View Post
    I always thought J. Crew Factory was like the outlet store for J. Crew.
    Depends on what you mean by "outlet." Some outlet stores are just places where stores sell their past season stock at discounted prices (think: Nordstrom Rack). The actual brick-and-mortar J.Crew Factory stores might be that way (I don't know, I've never been to one) but J.Crew Factory is also a separate line of more budget-oriented clothing that J.Crew makes.

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  • SDot
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    Originally posted by printyra View Post
    I always thought J. Crew Factory was like the outlet store for J. Crew.
    You would be correct.

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  • printyra
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    I always thought J. Crew Factory was like the outlet store for J. Crew.

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  • goterps
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    for those of us confused with JCrew and Jcrew factory's fit, for a shirt in S (slim fit) is that the same as XS (regular)? I tried on two casual button downs that seemed to reflect my previous statement, but I'm wondering if that holds true for the dress shirts, and if there's any difference in sizing with factory vs regular jcrew.

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  • bjmcgeever
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    I'll echo some of what's been said. I've had great experiences with their casual shirting. Seems to be of similar quality to mainline J Crew stuff. I have a particular madras shirt that is sublime. I have one of their new dress shirts as well. The fit is decent, though I can't compare to the non-Factory shirts; it's similar to Nordstrom/Calibrate Trim Fit. The fabric is obviously cheap though. Feels like a cotton/poly blend, but says it's all cotton. I probably won't buy another of their dress shrits. I'd rather spend a few extra bucks on NM or Nordstrom shirts.

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  • Fooz
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    Quick question. Joe mentioned the Thompson suit when he did his 1500 budget series. I was confused with what joe meant by not charcoal but grey. Did he mean that the color is actually closer to grey not charcoal?

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  • Longshanks
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    Originally posted by VespaMatt View Post
    If you can make it to a physical store, they have some sick discounts sometimes on leftover stuff. I snagged a flannel shirt in August for $2.60. Seriously.
    This is VERY true. Our end of summer clearance sales were positively obscene at my store. 80% off already marked down items? Shirts for 7 dollars (I never saw anything go as low as $2.60 but it doesn't surprise me). It was a sight to see. Go into work one day, good range of sizes, go into work three days later; nothing left.

    Though it did suffer from the usual problem of there being oddly large sizes in unflattering patterns (navy blue and white horizontal stripe polos in size XXL anyone?) left over when everything else was gone.

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  • VespaMatt
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    For the most part, Factory seems to just use cheaper fabric than mainline. When I started wearing J. Crew is was impressed with the way it feels to the touch, almost suede like? The Factory stuff just feels like same ol' same ol' fabric. I find the cut is fairly consistently the same. I like J. Crew's classic cut, sized down to XS and the factory shirts fit pretty much the same in this size as the mainline stuff I have. Sleeves are STILL a little too long though, and I have my tailor take them up an inch or inch and a half if I plan to wear them with a sport coat.

    If you can make it to a physical store, they have some sick discounts sometimes on leftover stuff. I snagged a flannel shirt in August for $2.60. Seriously.

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  • LittleNelly
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    I've tried numerous things at J-crew Factory and been disappointed for most part. Things I would steer clear of are their button down shirts ( do not fit me, see my profile for measurements ) and the fabric is nothing special. The Thompson suit is good on sale ($200) for the price if you are the type of person that needs a suit maybe 3-4 times a year which is the category I fall in. I have no need for a $500 suit as I wouldn't get value of out it.

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