UNVEILING: J. Crew, in its first men’s wear presentation at Lincoln Center, took the high-profile opportunity to provide a preview of its new, upper-end Wallace & Barnes offering. The tight collection of limited edition iconic utility jackets, denim jeans and jackets, 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 will be housed separately with its own distinct signage. A spokesman said prices vary depending upon the piece.
September 14, 2011