J.Crew Prison Blues 6

I can’t help but love J.Crew. It appeals to my inner put-together young professional who spends her weekends going to brunch and scoring antique furniture at flea markets.

Over the last year, they’ve started to incorporate seasonal trends. I’m not crazy about a lot of their experiments (for example, these sequin sweatpants), but I understand why J. Crew is moving beyond classic pencil skirts and cashmere sweaters.

Let me rephrase that: I understand why they’re moving beyond classic pencil skirts and cashmere sweaters, but I don’t understand what compelled them to create this crime against denim.

Just what the masses were clamoring for: a denim jumpsuit. Unfortunately, this was the largest full-length photo I could find – I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to show it off in all its glory. The good news is they included some styling suggestions in their product description:

We’re wearing it rolled at the ankles with some sparkly accents and snakeskin heels but also when we’re just chilling out at home (thanks to the can’t-take-it-off cozy feel).

When folded like this, the jumpsuit reminds me of something … if only I could figure out what …

Oh, right. It reminds me of the traditional “Prison Blues” chambray uniforms, as seen in this picture of Johnny Cash performing for inmates.

Maybe J.Crew’s suggested “sparkly accents” is actually a euphemism for handcuffs and ankle shackles.

If that’s the case, the whole outfit makes a lot more sense – J.Crew’s spring line is aiming for Felon Chic. Keep an eye out for their upcoming collaboration with Oregon Corrections Enterprise’s Prison Blues line.

J.Crew Denim Jumpsuit – $298

(Johnny Cash photo courtesy of David Haggard‘s Flickr photostream)

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6 thoughts on “J.Crew Prison Blues

  1. Reply kileen Feb 3, 2011 4:06 pm

    oh wow, i can’t even believe they came out with a denim jumpsuit! i personally love jumpsuits, just not of the denim variety. i guess i could see that looking good on some people, but that certainly wouldn’t be me. :)

    • Reply Amanda Feb 3, 2011 5:41 pm

      Yeah, I kind of can’t believe it either. Jumpsuits are growing on me thanks to all the style blogs I’ve started reading, but it’s going to take a lot of convincing to get me on board with $300 coveralls.

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