Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Indigo Dip

I can't really get down with the whole dip dye trend since it's a little too Cali brah for my tastes, but I can appreciate more subtle takes on the overall idea.  J. Crew's new Indigo Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt utilizes the dip dye process for what they call a "cool vintage denim effect".  By keeping the dye limited to one color the sweatshirt has the sweet fading that comes with the dip dying process while staying understated.  It's a warmer weather alternative to the much ballyhooed gray crewneck sweatshit adding some seasonal edge to those brisk nights that come around every now and again.  It's a little pricey so you may want to wait for it to go on sale and, much like all of J. Crew's seasonal numbers, it most surely will.  Since fit is always an issue you may want to think about sizing down considering you probably won't be doing as much layering in S/S, but I keep hearing how J. Crew's fit is getting better so who knows.  My advice - head to the mall, try it on, hit the boardwalk and play some ski ball.



  1. Haha to your 'Cali brah' lingo. I'm a fan of the subtle vintage effect of this shirt. Great pick.

  2. I don't think sizing down on J.Crew's sweatshirts is necessary. I got one and they fit great true to size.

  3. This is not dip dyed, it is garment washed/bleached to clear the indigo residue. Indigo knits are extremely difficult to work with. The indigo knit trend started in Europe last year in the upper end of the marker. Prada, Acne, MM6, Paul and Joes. It is just now making it was to the US.