Where the runway meets the street

A look at J. Crew’s newest label, Wallace and Barnes. The story goes that the design teams ever growing archive of vintage clothing and various bits of dusty ephemera, used as inspiration for the main line, had become the obvious starting point for a separate collection with a more obvious connection to the past. Cue peacoats, totes, hunting jackets, denim and v-stitch sweatshirts all inspired by early to mid nineteenth century American designs. We’re not entirely convinced there’s a huge difference between Wallace & Barnes and J Crews general stock,they’ve been doing the repro thing for a while now throughout their collections. However there’s enough stand out items to make us take a second glance.

More look after the click.

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