Sunday with… Frank, in his garden

At his weekend home in Hillsdale, New York, our men’s designer Frank (with a little help from his dog, Dutch) enjoys focusing on one of his favorite pastimes: gardening. Read more here.

Sunday with… Frank, in his garden
At his weekend home in Hillsdale, New York, our men’s designer Frank (with a little help from his dog, Dutch) enjoys focusing on one of his favorite pastimes: gardening. Read more here. Sunday with… Frank, in his garden
At his weekend home in Hillsdale, New York, our men’s designer Frank (with a little help from his dog, Dutch) enjoys focusing on one of his favorite pastimes: gardening. Read more here.
Sunday with… Frank, in his garden
At his weekend home in Hillsdale, New York, our men’s designer Frank (with a little help from his dog, Dutch) enjoys focusing on one of his favorite pastimes: gardening. Read more here. Sunday with… Frank, in his garden
At his weekend home in Hillsdale, New York, our men’s designer Frank (with a little help from his dog, Dutch) enjoys focusing on one of his favorite pastimes: gardening. Read more here.

On the Road

filmmaker, photographer and sometimes Ludlow suit model Daniel Mehrer made the 200-mile bike ride from Goshen, New York, up to Granville, New York. three flat tires, two hours of riding in the dark and miles of scenic landscapes later, the crew arrived. here, a closer look at this very local ride through upstate New York.

Daniel and his friend David Gottlieb bike on trails and roadways that take them through New York towns Accord and Rhinebeck, the Berkshires in Massachusetts and Bennington, Vermont.






In Accord, the guys drop in on friend Kenyan Lewis (pictured above in a Wallace & Barnes indigo sweatshirt) who runs By Kenyan, a New York-based design studio that specializes in antique sourcing and prop styling. His place in Accord is a revolving door of friends dropping by for dinner on the weekends.




Cartographer Daniel DeLorenzo wears a Wallace & Barnes waffle shirt in marled graphite. Daniel Mehrer wears a Wallace & Barnes overdyed herringbone twill shirt in blue haze. Artist Ryder Robison wears a Wallace & Barnes duo-knit henley in black. Paul Mehrer, Daniel’s brother, wears a J.Crew shawl henley sweater.

When Daniel and his brother finally reached Granville, one of the first tasks at hand was to take down several of the dead trees that surrounded the 200-year-old barns to gather firewood for the winter. (Daniel captured all the surrounding barns in a single image using a Holga medium format camera.)



Photography by Daniel Mehrer.

To shop our entire selection of Wallace & Barnes, click here.

Discovered: Penelope Chilvers
meet Penelope Chilvers, the London-based shoe designer whose Spanish-made boots have had British cool girls hooked since 2006. we popped by her studio and new store in Notting Hill to learn more about the inspiration behind the Cubana boot.
When did your love affair with Spanish culture begin?
As a child, I spent every school holiday in the province of Girona, where I first came across rustic, handmade alpargatas (espadrilles). I’ve been trying to make the perfect raw-edged bullhide moccasin from my childhood memories ever since!

You trained as a painter. What inspired you to start your own shoe line?
I ride in traditional Spanish riding boots and I saw the potential for them to be worn not only on horseback, but also as a fashion boot. So I took the classic style and lengthened and recut it close to the ankle.

What inspired the Cubana boot in velvet? (We love the ’60s Beatles boot vibe!)
It reminds me of Spanish Gypsies in the ’60s. It’s another men’s style I’ve converted for women.
Is there a particular style era you’re inspired by?
Renaissance Italy, 1950s Africa, 1980s London… There are so many.

Do you have a London-based style crush?
I love Alexa Chung’s androgynous take on fashion. She wears our Cubana boots often and they look amazing on her.
Photography by Kasia Bobula.

Our London flagship at Regent Street opens November 8th. For more on our opening in London, click here.

To shop our assortment of Penelope Chilvers™ boots boots, click here.

Fall Calls For…a New Suit

two guys in our office give a few of our favorite Ludlow suits their own sartorial stamp.
Alejandro wears the Ludlow suit in Prince of Wales glen plaid English wool, Ludlow spread-collar shirt in end-on-end, wool knit tie in tangerine, tipped Italian linen pocket square and Alfred Sargent for J.Crew double monk strap shoes.
Mike wears the Ludlow suit in brown Italian wool flannel, Ludlow spread-collar shirt, silk tie in navy foulard and Alfred Sargent™ for J.Crew American brogues.

Special thanks to The Third Man and The Cleveland.

Photography by Bryan Derballa.

If you’re in London, be sure to check out our newly opened men’s-only store at 38 Lamb’s Conduit Street, or explore our Ludlow Shop online here.

Raquel
personal style is something of a mystery—it’s as unique as your own handwriting. here, our attempt at breaking it down for you…
How long have you been at J.Crew?
I’ve been here for two years as a women’s accessories designer.

Growing up, who influenced your personal style?
My mother was definitely my first inspiration. I still steal her cashmere scarves and chic diamond necklaces. I have three sisters, so we would often advise each other—sometimes a little too honestly!

Photography by Shawn Brackbill. Makeup by Moani Lee (using Hourglass Cosmetics). Hair by Lauren Berrones (using Oribe).

To shop our newest assortment, including Raquel’s sweater, skirt and bag, click here.

Style Guide Sneak Peek

check your mailbox, our November Style Guide is on its way!

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Detail by Design: The Mayfair Topcoat

crafted from our sturdy yet soft English wool from the legendary Marling & Evans
mill in West of England. we updated this old world-style topcoat with a slimmer
fit and an extra ticket pocket. mother nature, bring on the cold.


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FABRIC WITH HISTORY

Oxfordshire-based mill Marling & Evans’s fine woolen cloth is renowned for its refinement—it was first established as a hand-weaving shop in the 16th century in the West of England.


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READ BETWEEN THE LINING

The inside of our topcoat has a luxurious Bemberg lining, a bespoke-inspired detail you’ll recognize from our Ludlow suit. We like the Bemberg lining because it has an extra-silky hand and is favored by suit makers for its breathability and moisture absorption.


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MARK OF DISTINCTION

The red design on the logo is the merchant’s mark, which hundreds of years ago would have been stenciled onto the cloth bales before they left the mill to be exported across Europe.


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TRADITIONAL DETAIL

Ours features an exterior ticket pocket, a detail borrowed from traditional topcoats. Nowadays it’s handy for storing modern equivalents, like MetroCards, your iPhone or tickets to the Giants game.


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A Look Back: Falling for Fall

with fall just around the corner (24 hours, to be precise), we dug through
our archives and turned up this Style Guide from 1995…

Meet Julia

fashion editor of Wonderland Magazine, Egypt enthusiast
and very stylish star of our latest fall ad campaign—find out
more about Julia below

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