Category Archives: J.Crew

Field Report: J. Crew SS’11 Men’s Preview.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending J. Crew‘s SS’11 presentation staged at Milk Studios in Chelsea, NYC. Layered up in a shawl neck sweater, Barbour, Bean booted and umbrella in hand, rain coming down pretty good, Spring couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Excerpted: Frank Muytjens, T Magazine.

Following on the heels of the recently opened Men’s Store on Madison Ave, Frank Muytjens, Head of men’s design at J.Crew and good friend of Secret Forts, gives Sandra Ballentine of T Magazine(2010 Men’s Fall Fashion Issue) a look at … Continue reading

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In Good Company: Hickoree’s Hard Goods + J. Crew.

Having made the hike uptown(from Brooklyn, hence hike) the other morning to have a look at J.Crew’s newest men’s store at 1040 Madison Avenue, a curious thing has happened since.Launching today, Hickoree’s Hard Goods, the companion endeavor of brothers(and good … Continue reading

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The "Steve Jobs" of Retail: Mickey Drexler.

This past week, WSJ ran an interview with J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. In it, Drexler talks the “business of product”, J.Crew’s love of the “cult brands” and why failure isn’t an option.The accompanying short video provides a look behind … Continue reading

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In (the) Details: J. Crew.

Details check in with Jenna Lyons, Frank Muytjens and Andy Spade on two words J.Crew knows well, American Classics. Click HERE for their short list for summer.http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/42074902001?isVid=1

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The Long and Short of it: Hanover Pebble Grain Longwings.

The longwing has certainly come ’round again. My father wore them most every day of his adult life. He did his residency at Johns Hopkins in them. He wore them to my little league games on weekends. I’m sure most … Continue reading

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Spring Layers: Shirt Jac’in.

Yeah, it’s been in the 80’s the past few days, but it ain’t summer yet. Enter the shirt jac, or over shirt, however you want to refer to it.Below, a few of my go-to’s. 1)Engineered Garments poplin BDU w/ Apolis … Continue reading

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