May 09, 2018 | By WGSN Insider
J. Crew, in its first men’s wear presentation at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, took the high-profile opportunity to provide a preview of its new, upper-end Wallace & Barnes offering for men. The tight collection of limited edition iconic utility jackets, denim jeans and flannel shirts, as well as accessories, are all vintage-inspired. “We’re always hunting for beautiful vintage pieces,” said Frank Muytjens, men’s design director. “Then we replicated them using the best materials and details. It’s the highest level we’ve done.” Muytjens said the new line will be sold in the company’s men’s stores and online. In the stores, the collection is housed separately with its own distinct signage.
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