Dispatches from Spring '11: J.Crew

Photo: Tyler ThoresonAnother season, another killer men’s collection from Frank Muytjens and his team over at J.Crew. The vibe for Spring ’11? French Polynesia circa 1876 meets The Specials in their rudeboy heyday. Kidding! Muytjens & co. are still working the workwear-inflected prep vein that has served them so well over the past few seasons, and God bless ‘em for it. Today’s presentation was a clinic in smart tailoring, assured layering, and canny fabric choices. The tone-on-tone riff on the classic toggle coat, right, was a true standout, and I’m certainly not about to argue with the footwear, which was made by the Massachusettes-based brand Alden. Those now-signature oxblood Alden for J.Crew brogues were were in full effect, but the dirty bucks below were my favorite. Note the metal grommets, which bring an industrial edge to the Southern staple.

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  3. Joel says:

    Those aren’t dirty bucks; they are suede plain toe bluchers. Dirty bucks have both different soles and are not made of that type of suede.

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