J.Crew have compiled this impressive film that provides a behind-the-scenes look into the factories of high-quality shirting manufacturers in Italy. J. Crew Creative Director and President Jenna Lyons accompany men’s designer Frank Muytjens on this educational trip to see how the highest quality materials are produced from start to finish as well as hand picking the material for J. Crew products. Perhaps the most notable parts of this short documentary is the visit to Thomas Mason, who dates back to 1876 along with the illustrious Crespi factory, which opened their doors in 1797.

[youtube width=”620″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t76rr4H-JKs&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

3 Responses

  1. Citi7enkane

    J.Crew is great – but I’m sorry 99% of their product is made in Asia – nothing wrong with that as far as I’m concerned but don’t pretend that all your shirting/suiting is from Italy just because you visit a couple of nice Italian mills. Just sayin…

  2. Michelle

    When I watched this video by J.Crew I thought it was very good to let us see some of their travelling experiences for their own collections. But to add to the previous user who commented already, I don’t believe that all of J.Crew’s products are MADE in Italty. There has been a plethora of articles especially on the The New Times that have reported in the past about the Made in Italy label. There is a key difference between fabric woven from and in Italty and manufactured elsewhere. I found it personally amusing that they visited the Albini factory who now look after the Thomas Mason brand (a perennial and arguably the best shirt maker) when J.Crew’s shirts are priced very inexpensive when labels such as Margaret Howell also use Thomas Mason yet hers cost well over $200 to $300.