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    Apr 26, 2020

    21 Pieces Of Menswear From J. Crew That Are Totally Worth Checking Out

    Time to make a few key additions to the old wardrobe.

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    1. A pair of durable leather Sperry (for J.Crew) chukka boots with a reinforced leather sole, because it's always funny to say the word "chukka."

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I’m very happy with these shoes. They look great with everything from chinos to jeans and they are very comfortable. They seem to be very sturdy but time will tell. One thing I wasn’t sure of his how well the leather laces would stay tied. They stay tied better than regular laces. Would buy these again." –BDRW

    Price: $135 (available in sizes 7-13)

    2. A pair of 770 straight-fit stretch chino pants with just a little extra flex built-in for when you need it (and you most assuredly will). Call them khakis, if you will, we don't care.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Finally! As a big guy it is hard to find pants that fit and have a slimming look. I am extremely great full for the expanded sizing. More colors please and never remove the stretch." —Matt from Kentucky

    Price: $22.99+ (available in sizes 28/32-44/32 and twenty colors)

    3. A pair of naval-striped socks constructed from a cotton/nylon blend (for some added stretch) that'll give that area between your shoes and your pant cuff some extra pop.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "These socks are the best. Great colors and the stretch in them makes it easy to get them on and off. Great with my khaki's and navy. Rich-feeling fabric." —CrewCleveGuy from Cleveland, OH

    Price: $14.50 (one size)

    4. A soft short-sleeve linen shirt with a button-down collar, which can easily become part of any summer uniform because it works for just about any occasion (except weddings).

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "The linen shirt was a perfect addition to my wardrobe, it helped keep me nice and cool on my summer vacation. I have no complaints or suggestions, the shirt was exactly what I expected." —Imaad from Houston, TX

    Price: $85 (available in sizes XS-XXXL and four colors)

    5. A Ludlow slim-fit wool blazer that is perhaps the most unassailable article of clothing you can have hanging in your closet. This is an investment that will always pay off because it never goes out of style.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I ripped my suit jacket during a business trip and needed a new one for a meeting the next morning....after looking in a number of high-end stores, I walked into J. Crew and came out with this awesome jacket: 10 mins later — 38 fit perfectly with no need for any alterations...I wore it for the rest of my business trip with everything from grey dress pants, to dark selvedge denim to moleskin. The color and material make it easy to match with anything. And the butterfly lining makes it an easy piece to travel with — without a full lining, the jacket its lighter and doesn't hold wrinkles after a day of travel or meetings. A great jacket for a very reasonable price." —TPatrick from New York, NY

    Price: $350 (available in sizes 34/S-46/L)

    6. An American wool tie in classic navy, because you don't need a rack full of neckwear, but you do need one solid tie that can be worn with just about anything.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Classic! Perfectly simple and stylish; will be great with a suit or worn casually." —Iamohm from Spokane, WA
    Price: $59.50 (one size)

    7. A pair of stretch chino dock shorts with an elastic waistband and drawstring that don't need to be worn anywhere near a dock, or any body of water for that matter. Show off those knees wherever you please.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable shorts I've ever worn. They come in a fantastic length and the stretch is amazing. I am 6 feet tall and wear a 30 waist in J.Crew bottoms. I tried them on in the store and the small fit perfectly. Buy them! You won't regret it." —Chris from Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX

    Price: $54.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and five colors)

    8. A pair of stretch slim-fit chino pants in chambray, which is a fabric more commonly known to be used in shirts. But we say its time that your pants enjoy the same level of comfort and style.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I love the way these pants fit and how great they look for spring/summer weather. They feel slightly slimmer and more tapered compared to the 484 chinos, which for me is a positive. I don't particularly care for the visible white thread on the cuff, but that's a minor detail." —James

    Price: $79.50 (available in sizes 28/30-40/34 and four colors)

    9. An everyday cashmere V-neck sweater that works just as well paired with a T-shirt as it does a shirt and tie. Also, J. Crew is part of Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), "an international nonprofit working to create a more sustainable cashmere supply chain."

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "So soft and warm! This is a good quality cashmere sweater. I got a size Medium, and it runs a little big, but not overwhelmingly big, so if you want a tighter look, go with a smaller size." —David from Los Angeles, CA

    Price: $118 (available in sizes XS-XXL and five colors)

    10. A pair of New Balance X 791 nylon sneakers (exclusive to J. Crew) with a perforated "N" logo that newbies will soon learn are truly some of the most comfortable kicks out there.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "These are perfect low-key sneakers that go well with anything! They're slightly long/narrow, but not uncomfortably so. They're also soft and flexible, so a half-size down gives a lot of room for error if you're not sure about the size." —Rivers from Texas

    Price: $75 (available in sizes 5-11 and two colors)

    11. An Abingdon waxed canvas tote bag that's "hunting-gear inspired" but is more functional for a trip to the beach or the store rather than out in the woods in a tree stand.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I got this bag thinking/hoping I wouldn't like it all that much because I have so many great, quality bags. But it's rrrrrreally nice, lol! The size is big without being huge. It holds a lot if you need to carry a lot. The feel is very solid. A decent-sized pocket on both front and back and a nice sized pocket inside the bag. The short handles are very thick leather and the longer straps are canvas but they tuck into the bag so neatly you can almost forget they're there." —Grownmanstyle from Chicago

    Price: $168 (available in three colors)

    12. A cotton polo shirt that's made from garment-dyed slub to achieve a perfectly imperfect color (one that might run when mixed with other clothes in the wash, just a heads-up on that).

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "The fit of these polos is amazing, great quality fit! Colors are exactly as pictured which I loved. Glad I ordered." —DanP from Westhampton, NJ

    Price: $39.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and eight colors)

    13. A pair of 1040 Athletic-fit stretch chino pants for those looking for a more relaxed cut in the hips and thighs but with just a bit of taper on the leg. Wear these anywhere, with anything. They're that easy.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I can’t take them off! I wear them dressed up with a pair of dress boot, loafers, and oxfords or I even dress them down with a T-shirt and sneakers. The stretch material and style is on point! It’s been challenging finding a pair of chinos that fit small waist and larger thighs/legs." —ATrain from St. Louis, MO

    Price: $22.99+ (available in sizes 29/32-44/32 and six colors)

    14. A pair of maze print seven-inch stretch eco pool shorts, because sometimes you want a bathing suit that can pass for a pair of shorts. This one has a 7-inch inseam with a mesh lining, zip back pockets, and a button-front pouch.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Bought these for lazy Sundays at the pool, the chow hall and then to relax with friends and family. My second pair of J. Crew swimsuit and could not be happier, get a lot of compliments on them." —Yarble10 from Doha, Qatar

    Price: $29.50 (available in sizes 29-40 and three colors)

    15. An "essential" crewneck T-shirt in lightweight heathered cotton and recycled poly that's sure to become your go-to tee because it's so damn comfortable.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "This tee is the softest, most comfortable in my husband's closet and one he'd like in nearly every color. On first wearing, it feels like an old friend. It also fits well and holds its shape after washing." —DocMom2 Four from suburban Chicago, IL

    Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes XL-XXXL, three fits and eight colors)

    16. A pair of Unisex 1990 MacAlister suede boots, for those times when you don't want something too fancy for your feet but feel that sneakers or flip flops aren't quite the right option.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Love these casual chukkas. The suede is soft and comfortable to wear, and the colors go with everything. As almost every other review pointed out, they do run big. I usually wear a 9.5 and it has been a while since I have to size down, but I purchased a 9 and it fits comfortably but still has a little bit of room left." —Jake from Tennessee

    Price: $148 (available in sizes 7-13 and two colors)

    17. A pair of cotton/nylon medium dot socks (with some stretch) that really make a statement (what that statement is, however, is completely up to you. Maybe it's that you like red polka dots and that's all).

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "The dots have the nice surprise of expanding size when actually being worn." —GoodMorning from Baton Rouge, LA

    Price: $14.50 (one size)

    18. A pair of 250 skinny-fit stretch chino pants that are J. Crew's slimmest silhouette, meaning they're tapered through the leg and slim through the hip. These are definitely the pants for those who skip leg day.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "After getting my first pair I had to get all the colors I could afford. I freaking love these chinos! It’s very comfortable and perfectly tapered. I’m usually a 30/30 but I had to size up to a 31/30 to get a comfortable (not skin tight) fit. If you have a muscular or heavier frame like I do, I’d recommend going up a waist size or two." —JKroo from Orlando, FL

    Price: $79.50 (available in sizes 28/30-44/32 and six colors)

    19. A Ludlow Slim-fit unstructured stretch seersucker blazer, because sometimes you need to look nice when it's hot out and seersucker is a warm-weather fabric that'll keep you feeling cool and looking just the same.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I purchased the blue one and have received a ton of compliments on it. Love the Ludlow fit with a little stretch in it. I'd say the sizing on this one fits me just the way I expect my normal size would. The jacket is light and airy, love the unlined/unstructured fit." —Falcor from South Carolina

    Price: $228 (available in sizes 34/S-46/L and two colors)

    20. A pair of jersey pajama shorts for doing anything and everything that isn't socially acceptable to do in just your underwear. These are hanging-out, dog-walking, too-lazy-to-put-on-anything else shorts.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "All the good reviews are true, these are the best shorts on j crew, they are unbelievably soft almost like flannel cotton. I have two colors that I rotate daily, these are my go-to house shorts. Although I got them on sale I would’ve definitely paid full price. Good quality although a little bit baggy." —Uziel from Texas

    Price: $29.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and four colors)

    21. A a super soft, cotton/recycled poly Crab graphic T-shirt because crustaceans give us so much (food, fashion) and ask so little in return. Show your support with this underrated underwater hero.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "Got to wear it on the weekend as the weather became warmer and it was a perfect match with shorts and or blue jeans. Got a lot of, 'where did you get that?' comments. All good!" —Tigers123 from Ontario, Canada

    Price: $24.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and two colors)

    Even if you don't need a jacket and tie, you're going to look (and feel) this good!

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