J. Crew Taps Brendon Babenzien as Creative Director

May 18, 2021

J. Crew Taps Brendon Babenzien As Creative Director

We haven’t had a lot of good news about J. Crew recently — since they declared bankruptcy early-ish in the…

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How to Save Money By Pretending You're Shopping in Japan

October 18, 2020

How To Save Money By Pretending You’re Shopping In Japan

I spend a lot of time buying clothes from Japan. In fact, about ten years ago, I stopped shopping at…

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Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives for a World without J. Crew

May 22, 2020

Post-Prep Prepping: Alternatives For A World Without J. Crew

It’s been weeks since J. Crew declared bankruptcy. We’ve been eulogizing J. Crew intensely and eloquently, and having a good…

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Do We Need J Crew Anymore?

May 6, 2020

Do We Need J Crew Anymore?

J. Crew filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday morning, making them the first major retailer in the US…

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The Best Value-Focused Brands, Part One

February 18, 2020

The Best Value-Focused Brands, Part One

Last year, when shopping for a new digital camera, I found myself asking the same question everyone asks when they…

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Tuck with/Not Tuck with: Do You Need an Untucked Shirt?

February 7, 2020

Tuck With/Not Tuck With: Do You Need An Untucked Shirt?

Sometimes marketing is convincing people you can solve their problems, and sometimes it’s convincing them they have a problem to…

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J. Crew Is Still A Solid Value, Especially This Jacket

November 19, 2019

J. Crew Is Still A Solid Value, Especially This Jacket

I was at J. Crew yesterday, exchanging something I bought online. After finishing at the counter, I took some time to…

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How to Get a Good White Dress Shirt

August 19, 2019

How To Get A Good White Dress Shirt

Joel writes to ask: I finally got around to buying a suit. I currently have two white dress shirts (a…

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Finding A Straw Hat for Summer

August 12, 2019

Finding A Straw Hat For Summer

A lot has been written about the death of tailored clothing, as well as its accompanying necktie, but the first…

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The Charm of a Summer Collar

August 6, 2019

The Charm Of A Summer Collar

In the summertime, you have to do more with less. Without the ability to layer, an outfit becomes all about…

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J. Crew Promotes Untucked Shirts, Models Them ... Tucked

August 1, 2019

J. Crew Promotes Untucked Shirts, Models Them … Tucked

J. Crew sent out an email today promoting their line of specially designed shirts that can be worn untucked. A…

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Some Ideas on How Prince Harry Wound Up in a J. Crew Suit

May 13, 2019

Some Ideas On How Prince Harry Wound Up In A J. Crew Suit

Now you can say you have something in common with royalty. When Prince Harry emerged for his first interview as…

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Another Reason to be Worried about J. Crew

February 5, 2019

Another Reason To Be Worried About J. Crew

After a short sixteen months on the job, or what historians measure as six Scaramuccis, Jim Brett stepped down last November…

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How to Move Beyond a Basic Jean Wardrobe

December 10, 2018

How To Move Beyond A Basic Jean Wardrobe

Last week, I was speaking with Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor at Hodinkee, about trends in the watch world. In the…

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You Will Never Get a Cooler Piece of $150 Outerwear

November 24, 2018

You Will Never Get A Cooler Piece Of $150 Outerwear

$200 used to be the upper limit for me in terms of what I was willing to recommend here as…

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