11 June 2011
J McLaughlin Rated Mature
The Gilt article mentioned the J McLaughlin draw string beach pant ($125 a pair) but didn't include images. I'd like to recitfy that. I've been a fan of J Mac since the early '90s. Sensible men's apparel was always over shadowed by their women's clothing. Still, the men's line, while smaller, was no less powerful and I think made more so by its rarity outside the Northeast.
Quality rings true at J Mac and huge character follows second. However (the six letter, 'but'), I visited the men's shop on the UES and was told the infamous J Mac needlepoint was no more. Instead, there was lots of skull and crossbone stuff. Why would they do that?
The beach pant still rings true although why they didn't do a skull and bone version of that is beyond me. Maybe the designer called in sick because their second set of teeth were coming in. If you're an adult or have aspirations of being one, get a pair or these beach pants while you still can. Designers are getting younger and soon we'll all be wearing Winnie the Pooh.