In the Field: Dehen®

Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.

In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here. In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.
In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here. In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.

Men’s Casting Call

Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.

Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 

Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.

Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.

Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.
Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show. Men’s Casting Call
Casting day is a favorite for the ladies in our office: It’s when our head menswear designer, Frank, and our stylist, Jack, pick the models for our spring/summer 2015 presentation next week. Follow our diary for a look at what’s to come.
Photographs by Bryan Derballa. 
Check back daily for more behind-the-scenes glimpses as we get ready for our spring/summer 2015 presentation on September 9th during New York Fashion Week.
Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew and search #jcrewnyfw for of-the-moment updates on our show.

Test-drive:
The Crosby Suit

We enlisted the men of the New York Knights rugby team to try out our new suit. Meet the team.

Test-drive: The Crosby Suit
We enlisted the men of the New York Knights rugby team to try out our new suit. Meet the team. Test-drive: The Crosby Suit
We enlisted the men of the New York Knights rugby team to try out our new suit. Meet the team.
Test-drive: The Crosby Suit
We enlisted the men of the New York Knights rugby team to try out our new suit. Meet the team. Test-drive: The Crosby Suit
We enlisted the men of the New York Knights rugby team to try out our new suit. Meet the team.

What to Pack For: A Beach Weekend in Greenport, Long Island

for J.Crew collaborators Quentin and Alia of beach-accessory line ArteMare, traveling to beautiful beaches is just part of the job (we know, we’re jealous too). we asked the duo, who often pop over to Long Island’s North Fork for the weekend, what’s topping their packing lists this summer.
What won’t you travel without?
QUENTIN: My wristwatch. It’s a stainless steel Tag Heuer that my parents gave me for my high school graduation. I guess you could say it’s vintage at this point!
ALIA: An oversize lightweight cashmere-and-cotton scarf.

Preferred travel companion?
QUENTIN: Mushu, my always-ready French bulldog.
ALIA: A well-versed local.
How do you guys keep busy in Greenport?
QUENTIN: Morning bike rides and sunset cocktails.
ALIA: Stopping at the farm stands, vineyards and antique shops that dot the road to Greenport. It’s a cliché, but the best part of the trip can be the journey—and that’s especially true when driving along Long Island’s North Fork.

Any local spots you could suggest to us?
QUENTIN: Hopping on the ferry to Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter Island to watch the sunset and have dinner; Triangle Sea Sales in Greenport for unusual nautical salvage antiques; and Reddings Market on Shelter Island for fresh juice.
ALIA: Sang Lee Farms in Peconic for organic produce and picnic-basket essentials, as well as Braun Seafood in Cutchogue for amazing lobster boils and fresh seafood. And Lido boutique in Greenport has a great selection of items from the owners’ world travels.

You specialize in beach accessories—safe to say you get a lot of your inspiration from traveling?
QUENTIN: Absolutely. One of the great things about what we do is that traveling to beautiful beaches all over the world is a requirement. Every detail of what we experience is in some way reflected in the products we design.
1. Her own Granado Castanha do Brasil Body Butter
2. J.Crew midrise toothpick jean in white
3. Her own Delvaux clutch
4. Her own Apartamento magazine
5. Triple C™ for J.Crew bluCUBE portable speaker
6. J.Crew Maren cross-strap sandals
7. ArteMare beach racquets
8. Her own ArteMare carry-all beach towel



1. Soludos® for J.Crew espadrilles
2. His own Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy
3. J.Crew short-sleeve sweatshirt
4. His own Postalco notebook
5. Ray-Ban® Caravan® sunglasses


To shop our men’s and women’s summer collections, including the beach racquet set by ArteMare, click here and here.

Studio Tour: nanamica®

on a trip to Japan, photographer Justin Chung visited with Eiichiro Homma, the creative eye and managing director behind the Japanese outerwear-centric label nanamica, to talk performance outerwear and accessories that look the part even on the slick streets of Tokyo.
nanamica cofounder Eiichiro Homma, photographed outside his studio and showroom in Tokyo.
SPORTS AUTHORITY
The brand, which is also known for distributing Filson and the high-end North Face Purple Label in Japan, quietly got its start back in 2003. Homma, a self-proclaimed nature enthusiast, spent 20-plus years working for other outdoor labels before bringing his familiarity with performance material to create his own line of high-end outerwear that’s both functional and sharp. “I thought to myself, why don’t I try to make fashionable but practical sportswear that I’d actually want to wear?” says Homma. “I wanted to design clothes for daily life—things you’ll wear every day.”
MADE IN JAPAN
“Japan has some of the best, highest-quality materials and fabric mills out there,” says Homma of the line, which is known in cult menswear circles for its technological overhauls of classic design and slim Western cuts. This translates to details such as fully waterproof Gore-Tex® finished with contrasting buttons, hoods lined with merino wool, snap button closures as well as thoughtfully placed (and sized) pockets throughout its assortment of outerwear.



Photography by Justin Chung.

To shop our assortment of nanamica, click here.

Men’s Fittings & Styling
A glimpse at what’s in store for our presentation tomorrow…

Photography by Bryan Derballa.


Be sure to follow us @jcrew on Instagram and Twitter for a first look at our fall/winter 2014 collection.

Conversation Starter: J.Crew x New Balance 998 Inferno

we checked in with Addi, our resident sneaker guru, and Irv Jimenez, our man at New Balance, to discuss their collaboration on the new limited-edition New Balance x J.Crew shoe, the 998 Inferno, and their love of sneakers.



Addi and Irv review the Inferno prototype in Addi’s office at J.Crew.


Irv: I grew up in New York during the birth of hip-hop, when sneakers and music went hand in hand. Every crew had a sneaker. Run-D.M.C. had the shell-top Adidas. LL Cool J? It was the Puma Clyde. Sneakers were a way to express yourself.

Addi: I got my first pair of Jordans in the 4th grade after winning a spelling bee. Man, it was hard. But I needed those Jordans. And, since I grew up in Chicago, it meant even more. He was our hero.

Irv: In New York, it was different. He wasn’t the hometown hero, but having a pair of Jordans was a status symbol. If you had Jordans on, you were the man.

Addi: In fact, Jordans began my appreciation for product design. The Jordan III is widely considered to be the greatest sneaker ever designed.

Irv: Addi and I share a love of simplicity and sense of timelessness. You could release the Jordans right now and they’d still be revolutionary. That’s what we aim for at New Balance.

Addi: That’s why J.Crew and New Balance are such a good fit. New Balance isn’t street—it has always been about pure utility. That’s why it’s cool now. It’s antifashion as fashion. At J.Crew, we inject our take on it.

Irv: Take the Inferno. It’s essentially an update of the classic 998, which has been around since 1993. You’re going to have kids line up for this shoe, and it’s what their dads wore back in the day. The 900 series has always been our highest top-level performance product. It’s made in the United States, which, today, is almost unheard of for a sneaker.





Irv: The process usually begins with Addi and me texting. We really vibe off each other. New Balance pretty much leans on J.Crew to come up with its interpretation of what our 998 could be.

Addi: The idea for the Inferno came about one day when it was freezing in New York—I needed some light therapy. I was getting tired of just working in blues and greys. So I called in swatches of the brightest colors I could find. Intense reds, royal purples, bright oranges. Even the sole has purple on it and the upper is just awash in color. But you still recognize it as the iconic 998.





Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To order the exclusive New Balance® x J.Crew Inferno, click here.



four #menswear guys, street-style photographer Tommy Ton and a whole bunch of sweats walk into a bar… fashion magic ensues. no, seriously, guess what? fleece is no longer just a punch line.


Photography by Tommy Ton.

To shop our entire assortment of men’s sweatshirts and sweatpants, click here.

Test-drive: The Abingdon Collection

we rounded up three of our camera-wielding photographer friends and asked them to hit the road with our newest Abingdon bags.




To shop the entire Abingdon collection, click here.


North Sea Clothing
we visited Neil Starr, who goes by the nickname “North Sea Neil,” in his West London studio to get a closer look at his line—and his vintage collection.
Neil Starr and accessories designer (and longtime friend) Remo Avella, in North Sea Clothing’s West London studio.


How did the idea for North Sea Clothing come about?
I started working in knits about 11 years ago. We use vintage WWII-era sweaters as the starting off point for our designs. It all began with a submariner sweater I bought in an army surplus store. We tweaked the design to give it a more modern fit. Since then, we’ve expanded the line to include bags and small leather accessories. The creative process is the fun part, but I try to design pieces I will wear myself. In fact, I test-wear everything we carry.

Safe to say you’ve always been a bit of a collector?
Oh, yes.
Tell us about some of your favorite pieces in your own collection?
The earliest Barbour and Belstaff jackets in my collection are definitely up there at the top of the list. I’ve never seen them again.

What are some of your earliest memories in fashion?
Ordering a khaki military shirt by mail order to go with a black tie tucked into the seam for a school disco. This was a classic Roxy Music, circa 1973, look.

The pieces from North Sea Clothing are handcrafted throughout England.
Tell us a bit more about that.

We use British wool for our knits and English bridle leather for our accessories. The linen for our bags, however, we had to source from Belgium because theirs is the best in the world. Some of the makers we work with here are small, so it can be difficult at times, especially when they don’t have a phone.

What has it been like to collaborate with J.Crew?
Mostly we deal with small independent retailers, so it has been a learning experience to work with a bigger brand. The team is very hands-on and enthusiastic about finding brands and products to work with, so I like that.
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop our North Sea Clothing messenger bag, click here.

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