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New Balance 1400 for J.Crew

If you know your New Balance history you’ll recall that the 1400’s, originally released in 1994, have previously only been available in Japan – making them a covet for enthusiasts (this guy). J.Crew has collaborated with New Balance to bring back an exclusive run of the New Balance 1400 ($130) in two exclusive Fall-ready colors:…

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The Cat's Meow

J.Crew Belstaff Panther Jacket

Riding on the open road with a half-ton piece of metal between your legs demands the proper attire. Problem is, it’s hard to look sharp stepping off a bike and into the bar wearing a ballooning protection jacket. Take a cue from the style icons of yesteryear and lay your eyes on the Belstaff Panther…

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Laid Back

J.Crew Lightweight Beach Short

Mixing elements from a typical pair of flat front khakis shorts and a bathing suit, the Lightweight Beach Short by J. Crew ($60) works just as well on the sand as it does driving around in your TLC Icon CJ3b. Made from lightweight cotton, these shorts feature a Zip Fly, 10 1/2″ inseam, and convenient…

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Beach Tote of a Manly Variety

J.Crew Rubberized Montauk Tote

No, it’s not too early to get your summer gear on, and what better way to take it with you than a new bag. Totes are in, and this version of J.Crew’s popular tote has just the right touches to give it a masculine feel. Made of Italian rubberized canvas to create a more durable,…

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Rethink The Definition of "Denim Shirt"

J.Crew Denim Workshirt

Stylish lumberjack may not be the look you’re going for (or maybe it is), but the J.Crew Denim Workshirt is one of the better choices for laid-back work garb I’ve seen in a while. Dare I say, it’s the perfect shirt to wear when you’re chopping down a tree. With a turn of the century…

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Versatile Enough For Your Workweek To Weekend

J.Crew Utility Jacket

A coat that will take you from workweek to weekend is essential for any guy to own, especially when you’re looking to stretch a dollar. J.Crew’s newest outerwear addition is as versatile as it is well-priced. The laid-back look is structured enough to go over a shirt and tie but pairs with a t-shirt or…

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J.Crew Satin Bow Tie

Wherever your political credences reside, it’s undeniable that our new Commander In Chief can also command a suit. At the Inaugural Ball on January 20th, Mr. Obama paired a bowtie along with his tuxedo and, though little is special about a bow tie+tuxedo, this wasn’t just any old bow tie.

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J.Crew Tie Of The Month Club

12 Months Of Prep This past weekend Anthony made an appearance at a prep themed MBA party in Chicago. Ironically, he’s not pursuing an MBA but that’s neither here nor there. Regardless, while packing he seeked out prepster sartorial advice in me. Long story short, Anthony went dressed as Eric Yang, or what he claimed…

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J.Crew Tribeca Men’s Shop At The Liquor Store

A New Sartorial Destination For Men A view of the Tribeca Men’s Shop circa 1968    [click on image to enlarge] Today, J.Crew opened their first store for men, and men only – The Tribeca Men’s Shop. The outfitting destination is a collection of unique men’s items, foregoing the massive retail chain look for a…

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J.Crew Long Sleeve Jersey Polo

I’m nearly certain this J.Crew Jersey polo will take you into your summer evenings in style and comfort. It has for me. The extraordinarily soft cotton jersey shirt is garment-dyed for a vintage look and tailored with a slimmer tennis cut (longer in the back) with side vents. Buttons are also real South American Corozo….

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J.Crew Seersucker Suit

By Guest Writer Mark Arevalo So you’ve supplemented your summer wardrobe with a linen shirt and a good pair of flip flops. And I’m sure you already have a pair of shorts, but I bet you haven’t thought about formal ware. Yes, formal ware. I’m talking seersucker. Whether you summer in Cape Cod, the Outer…

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J.Crew Skinny Knit Ties

Amp up your wardrobe with one of J.Crew’s new slightly preppy, but laid back Italian silk knit skinny ties. About 2 inches at it’s widest point, the Italian made ties will pair with your white oxford shirts and a pair of chinos. Throw a blazer and sockless wingtips with it and you’ll slide right into…

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J.Crew Cotton-Linen Artisan’s Duffel Bag

A certain cachet factor lies in products that age well. Somehow they justify the barrier of entry that oft lies in the price. The J.Crew Cotton-Linen Artisan’s Duffel bar is a sophisticated bag waiting for your overnight or weekend trip. The leather is vegetable-tanned and hand-finished that will patina nicely and the double-layer heavyweight linen/cotton…

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J.Crew Premium Officer’s Chino

The term chino is thrown about far too easily. Often confused with khakis, chinos are actually lightweight cotton pants made of Chino cloth similar to that of suit pants. The fact that so many clothing companies dye them khaki doesn’t help the confusion. J.Crew’s new Premium Officer’s Chinos delivers the goods. It’s based on the…

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J.Crew Wool Herringbone Vest

Fall is just around the bend and with fall comes fall attire. Consider yourself ready with a good vest. This herringbone vest from J.Crew is made of English lambswool sourced from the Abraham Moon mill. They use a ‘super-secret’ wash that gives it a softness without detracting from it’s casual feel. Two piece suits aren’t…

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J.Crew Linen-cotton Cargo Short

A supersoft blend of linen and cotton, made with weekends in mind. Specially washed for a vintage look. Relaxed cargo fit. Zip fly. Off-seam pockets, large side cargo pockets, back pockets. 10″ inseam. What this means to you: Cargo shorts are one of the single most versatile casual-wear items of clothing you will ever own….

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J.Crew Great Point Messenger Bag

Every guy has to walk out the door with his stuff in tow. Stop looking like you just landed from Norway carrying a man-purse (unless you actually have) and make an understated statement with a bag like the Great Point messenger bag from J.Crew. It’s a piece-washed cotton canvas bag constructed with a worn-in look…