Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 51 to 58 of 58

Thread: #13. Store Wars 2014: J. Crew Factory unseats J. Crew

  1. #51
    Dappered Veteran BB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Drrrty South
    Posts
    879
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    21 Post(s)
    The J Crew sales always include blazers and odd jackets, though. If you like sportcoats there are good deals.

  2. #52
    Dappered Veteran Vicious49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    3,599
    Mentioned
    117 Post(s)
    Quoted
    560 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BB View Post
    You just search on eBay for "ludlow" and your size, or simply J Crew and your size. Look for stuff that was obviously worn by a real person (don't get the ones that look professionally listed; you'll see there are a few people who buy a lot of seconds and then jack up the price for a living.) Check in every few days for a month and you'll find something. It depends a bit on your size. I'm a 44L so it's a bit easier for me to find stuff cheaply, but I think you'll get a good deal if you simply are patient.
    I've picked up 2 Ludlow blazers that way. 1 was really cheap (around $50) and the other was closer to $150 but was still about 1/3 of what J Crew sells it for. Both were barely worn. Just kept doing a search for Ludlow and 38. Had to sift through the pants that were size 38 and 38 short jackets but eventually found something.

  3. #53
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    350
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Quoted
    53 Post(s)
    Recently got a JCF slim merino V and then a couple weeks later a mainline slim cotton/cashmere V. I can't tell a real difference in fit or the quality of construction. They both fit perfect and construction, seams etc. seem identical.

    For staples like chinos and the washed shirts, JCF beats Target hands down in fit and quality. Especially fit. I don't see myself paying mainline prices for these items, however. The price/quality ratio is almost unbeatable for these items.

    JCF OCBD's are not worth buying. After trying a few, Thompson dress shirts are not worth buying.

    For the (sale) prices, JCF suiting/sport coats are hard to beat, but upgrade to Ludlow if you can, differences there are definitely noticeable.

    JCF Gramercy shorts beat the quality of the JCP ones I picked up last spring by a mile.

    Denim quality is just as good as any regular pair of Levis, cords are solid too.

    For casual staples, JCF is hard to beat. I don't buy much of that at Target anymore.

    For higher end items, go mainline J.Crew.

    My .02, everyone here has made good points along the way.
    Last edited by andrewlcraft; January 8th, 2014 at 02:53 AM.

  4. #54
    Varsity Member Brent k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,984
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Quoted
    379 Post(s)
    I agree JCP shorts were horrible quality lower than h&m. The pilled a ton.

  5. #55
    Super Moderator bjmcgeever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    The Woodlands, TX
    Posts
    1,707
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Quoted
    259 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent k View Post
    I agree JCP shorts were horrible quality lower than h&m. The pilled a ton.
    Really? Which ones did you get? I have two pairs of their oxford shorts and I wore the heck out of them this summer - at least twice a week for each pair and they still look great.

  6. #56
    Dappered Veteran Vicious49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    3,599
    Mentioned
    117 Post(s)
    Quoted
    560 Post(s)
    I've had 2 pairs of their shorts for 2 summers now with no issues. They look like the Gramercy shorts on their site so I'm guessing that's what I have.

  7. #57
    Varsity Member fauxshow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3 Post(s)
    I don't really do JCF anymore unless they have one of their 50% off plus an additional percent deals. I find that I can consistently find stuff on sale at the mainline store of about the same price, and sometimes even less than JCF.

    Over the past several months I've ordered a few things from JCF and all but a couple of items have been returned.

  8. #58
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    NoVa
    Posts
    1,145
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Quoted
    131 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fauxshow View Post
    I don't really do JCF anymore unless they have one of their 50% off plus an additional percent deals. I find that I can consistently find stuff on sale at the mainline store of about the same price, and sometimes even less than JCF.

    Over the past several months I've ordered a few things from JCF and all but a couple of items have been returned.
    My experience exactly! The only things I've kept from JCF in the past year were a slim merino (it's decent enough) and a pair of socks that kinda suck! But I've returned plenty. I was already starting to move away from JCF, but this past yer was the nail in the coffin.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •