The Elder Statesman for J. Crew Cashmere Beach Blanket

HAS JCREW COMPLETELY LOST THE PLOT??? Or is it their clientele that has lost it? I found this little number floating around on the JC website this morning:


item 05048

We’re sorry—
this item has sold out.


Greg Chait, the LA-based designer behind The Elder Statesman and winner of the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, has a free-spirited take on ultra-luxe utilitarian style—and it all begins with the very best, insanely soft Italian cashmere (something we can relate to). For his capsule collection for J.Crew, he took some of his own signature details—think dip-dyes and stripes, cool graphics and bold color combinations—and recast them in the trademark J.Crew spirit to create what he calls “wearable, usable, one-of-a-kind collectibles.” Take this blanket, for instance: a nod to the wildly luxe, handknit blankets that put The Elder Statesman on the map six years ago, it’s the ultimate design statement for the beach (or your living room).

  • Silk/cashmere in a 3-gauge knit.
  • Hand wash.
  • Import.

I mean, who are the 3 people who snatched this up?

Bill Gates? Doesn’t look like he goes in the sun.
Warren Buffet? Too thrifty.
Honey Boo Boo’s Mom, June: Too practical.

Anyways, you know I’m a JCrew devotee, and even I was aghast. But, it was good for an early morning chuckle! Maybe I AM practical and thrifty after all!


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A single mother of 4, narrating the everyday.
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