The '80s-Tinged Heritage Collection Is J.Crew at Its Very Best

The golden era of prep is back

By Michael Nolledo

 
The '80s-Tinged Heritage Collection Is J.Crew at Its Very Best
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20 March 2018

Once upon a time, J.Crew was a trend-setting American cult brand.

These days, J.Crew, like many retail chains, is struggling. So much so that you’re more likely to read a headline about the label’s fall from grace than anything positive and/or redemptive.

What’s a brand to do to change the winds of public favor? Dig into the archives and release a collection that reminds us why we loved them in the first place.

This week J.Crew launched the Heritage Collection, bringing back iconic pieces that decked out its 1980s mail-order catalogues and cemented its name in America’s sartorial lexicon. The collection includes classics like the barn jacket, rollneck sweaters and a revamp of J.Crew’s iconic 1984 Rugby Shirt in collaboration with Rowing Blazers.

Below, our top picks from the collection.

1988 Cotton Rollneck Sweater
A relaxed rollneck sweater done up in heavyweight cotton. $75

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1984 Rugby Shirt
A limited-edition batch of the brand’s iconic colorblock rugby shirt with Rowing Blazers. $98

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1989 Side-Zip Cotton Anorak
Our favorite piece in the collection, a pure throwback and perfect for spring layering. $148

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1984 Barn Jacket
Another J.Crew classic available in three stylish colorways. $178

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Long-Sleeved Deck Shirt
One thing J.Crew taught us: stripes are cool. Here’s a classic Breton-inspired number. $49.50

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