Thursday, September 18, 2008

looks I love

Vintage slim-fit worn grey denim

J. Crew $118.00 - item 96902

The must-have denim for fall is more than a "non-blue jean"—it's made with very high-quality cotton denim that takes color extra-well, and it's just what you need for a wardrobe update. Signature red-stitch detail on waistband. Zip fly. Traditional 5-pocket styling, with reinforced back pockets. Import. Machine wash. Slimmer fit. Sits below waist, slim through hip and thigh, with a narrow leg.

Repaired premium officer's chino

J. Crew $175.00 - item 98994

Not just a collector's item—it's a hand-distressed, hand-mended, limited-edition version of our exclusive premium officer's chino. Also known as the chino for the guy who wears jeans, it's the most authentic chino there is, based on the original stadard-issue No.55 T-10000 officer's surplus chino from the early 1930s. It's made with imported, vintage-style cotton slub twill and finished with genuine, nearly unbreakable, military-grade melamine buttons. We gave it our 10-year wash—over five hours of heavy washing and hand finishing—to give it the distressed look and feel of its vintage inspiration. Details include split-back trouser construction, a classic officer's "pocket watch" pocket and service-inspired internal screen prints and labeling. Button fly. A collector's item. Import. Machine wash. Available in select stores. Regular fit. Sits on hips, straight through hip and thigh, with a straight leg.

Wool plaid tweed jacket

J. Crew $328.00 - item 96283

Luxuriously soft washed English wool tweed from the world-famous Abraham Moon mill. Felt under collar. Silk foulard trim at back neck and interior slit pockets. Exterior chest pocket, flap pockets, interior slit pockets—one with button closure. Nonfunctional buttons at cuffs. Chambray interior binding. Center back vent. Partially lined with yarn-dyed shirting stripe cotton fabric in body, poly in sleeves. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/ only.

Belted Harrison trench

J. Crew $498.00 - item 96040

Coated cotton from Italy. Introducing a new spin on a classic, with a belted, double-breasted design that looks dashing on everyone. We have only a handful available, so don't hesitate if you want one. Button-tab collar. Storm flap. Button-down shoulder epaulets. Adjustable buckle tabs at cuffs. Button-through slit pockets. Removable belt. Belt loops. Center back vent. Partially lined. A Collector's Item. Import. Machine wash.

Italian leather Ryder jacket

J. Crew $795.00 - item 96041

Incredible quality meets exceptional craftsmanship in rugged Italian oiled leather. This built-to-last jacket is hand distressed and hand finished for the perfectly lived-in look we love. Front zip closure with leather pull-tab. Exterior slant pockets, interior leather patch pocket, slit pocket with snap closure. Side-buckle adjusters. Fully lined. A Collector's Item. Import. Professional leather clean.

There are several other pieces throughout the J. Crew collection that are great staples for your wardrobe. Pricing is more than reasonable, quality is always pleasantly surprising, and the pieces are incredibly durable and well made. Sometimes I surprise myself. This season, J. Crew's accessories are amazing. Vintage Rolex watches. Globe-Trotter Centenary Luggage. Sterling silver belt buckles. I think it's time for my daily dose of retail therapy!

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