Thursday, October 22, 2009
I was among those invited to take a look at J.Crew's Spring/Summer line yesterday.Was great getting to chat with Jack and catch up with Frank as well as shoot the sh*t with the usual suspects(Mort, MW, Randy, etc.)
All in all, Frank and his staff have continued along their well established path of sturdy takes on work wear, refined suiting with clean silhouettes and the well chosen and curated collaborations, new among them, one of my faves, the Hill-side(will be available only at the Liquor Store and the men's shop at 484 Broadway in NYC). Familiar collaborations like Alden, Baracuta, Superior Labor and Mister Freedom(Jack telling me that there is actually a "tri-laboration on some t-shirts between J.Crew, Saint James and Mister Freedom). Some stand outs in the line for me include the wax canvas/leather Red Wing Wabasha Chukka, the Ludlow suit in a navy sharkskin, both the nail head tab collar workshirt as well as a new red chambray version, and the firemen's jacket. Also a stand out, my old friend and studio-mate's paint covered cut off army shorts(seriously). Have a look at some photos from the presentation as well as scans of the smartly packaged lookbook.