So many good new arrivals at Alex Mill

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I am such a fan of this preppy/tomboyish brand. It’s well-priced—not fast-fashion cheap, but very reasonable—and most everything comes in more than a few colors. Like this army pant, which I’m tempted to go for in this green as well as black.

I have seen a few versions of this cropped puffer around lately, but this is my favorite—it’s kind of cut like a shirt, and I like the big front pockets.

A cute corduroy jumpsuit that would be equally good belted as unbelted.

And speaking of corduroy, I think this blazer is so excellently old school, and the light brown hue is just exactly right.

The wee front pocket on this sweatshirt makes it standout, and just a little more polished than your typical sweatshirt.

This sneaker is from a company called Novesta, and I like it because it resembles a Chuck Taylor, but without all of the annoying branding.

A cotton cardigan with an adorably Chanel-ish vibe. At the same time, it looks so damn comfy.

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    c.w.
    29 Sep 2020
    12:16pm

    I want the pants shown with the cardigan. They have an adjustable waist so you can wear them high or low. How brilliant is that.

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    Eloise
    29 Sep 2020
    7:11am

    I’ve had the sage version of that sweatshirt in my cart for a few days, namely because I can’t decide between that one and this more expensive version: https://www.alexmill.com/products/alex-mill-limited-run-natural-dye-sweatshirt-in-botanical-citron
    I debated the sweater for awhile (Andrea posted it, too!) but decided it was just a tick too “look, lots of buttons” for me.

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      Eloise
      29 Sep 2020
      7:18am

      *mainly, not “namely” – ugh. It’s early.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      29 Sep 2020
      3:29pm

      Ooo! The sweatshirt in the bug-colored Rose is doing it for me.

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    Tammy Madsen
    29 Sep 2020
    10:57am

    I really like Alex Mill’s quality. I have a relaxed sweatshirt, with a button-hole in the chest pocket, and wear it all the time. Probably one of the most comfortable sweatshirts that I’ve owned. And I have a couple rosettes that I can button and wear on the pocket.

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    MaryAlice
    29 Sep 2020
    10:40am

    I was curious about the look of those pants – they appear to be dropped crotch but when I read the website they were described on the model as being size 2 “worn low on the hips”. So I am assuming they have a regular crotch. Which is a plus for me – I will never understand the appeal of a dropped crotch pant, which gives the look of a weirdly elongated torso and stumpy legs.

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      HickfromStyx
      29 Sep 2020
      6:57pm

      And it’s especially not a look for those of us who already have a long torso, and whose hips need no artificial enhancement…kind of a jeans-with-too-much-Lycra-at-the-end-of-the-day effect. Yikes!

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    Caroline
    29 Sep 2020
    9:18am

    I love those pants! I think the green and the black.
    I know this is awfully unfair, but a light brown corduroy blazer will forever conjure up an image of Billy Joel in my mind. I just can’t.

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    Ellie
    29 Sep 2020
    10:03am

    Those pants are adorable! And their default size range runs all the way up to 14-16?! Yay! It looks like the 16/XXL sizes are sold out in virtually every style, so ladies who wear the average size for American women will have to join a waitlist to actually get anything. Kind of makes you wonder if they ever actually manufactured the largest sizes or are accumulating a waitlist before they put in the production order…. Is that something clothing companies do? And anyone wearing an above-average size (by definition, that’s half of them) are still SOL :(. But it’s a start …

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      Kim France
      29 Sep 2020
      10:59am

      I’ve noticed and wondered the same thing, Ellie.

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      liz
      29 Sep 2020
      11:15am

      Just wondering if they “vanity” size at all.

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        Kim France
        29 Sep 2020
        11:43am

        They’re French, so I would doubt that they vanity size, Liz.

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          Katrina
          29 Sep 2020
          1:05pm

          Who’s French? Alex Mill? But the brand’s founders are ex-J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler’s son Alex and ex-J.Crew designer Somsack Sikhounmuong.

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            Kim France
            29 Sep 2020
            3:22pm

            Forgive me, I was spaced out on too little sleep when I wrote that and was thinking of another post.

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      Eloise
      29 Sep 2020
      10:35am

      I think they operate via “small batches” no matter what size.

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    JB
    29 Sep 2020
    9:06am

    Curious: Have people been pleased with their Alex Mill purchases? I like what I see – but after ordering a bunch of pieces when it first went online, I was disappointed by the quality and fit, and sent everything back. Should I give it another try? Did anyone else find the early merch not so great?

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      Rae
      29 Sep 2020
      6:33pm

      Yes JB, my first order (2 or so years ago?) was for a pair of pants and a long sleeved t-shirt. Both went back due to fit issues and quality-ish problems –the fabric of the pants, while nice, was too stiff for the cut making them awkward to walk about it. I tried again last year with a sweater and shirt and love both.

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    Kim
    29 Sep 2020
    8:02am

    That corduroy blazer is really tempting.
    I finally succumbed to temptation and got their standard jumpsuit. It arrived a few days ago and I love it! I’ve been dubious about coverall type jumpsuits but am now a soldier fan.

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      Kim
      29 Sep 2020
      9:55am

      *solid fan. dang autocorrect!

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      Kay Erikson
      29 Sep 2020
      9:42pm

      I am really tempted with that blazer too! Seems like a cheaper version of the Emerson Fry which I am coveting. Kim, can we have a post on blazers that have bit of a casual vibe? Something that doesn’t look out of place Sunday morning at the Farmers Market.

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        Kim France
        30 Sep 2020
        10:14am

        I’ve actually been thinking of doing just such a post, Kay.

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    Nancy
    30 Sep 2020
    10:21am

    Question – is there or could you set up a facebook page for your followers? It would be great to be able to share finds/ask questions/offer support etc. For example…I am trying to find the PERFECT chambray shirt…JCrew’s Everyday Chambray is almost “it” but I need an 18 Tall and they are not restocking that size…for whatever reason the regular is too short for i.e. wearing outside and having the shirt tails show under a blazer or sweater and I am only 5’5.

    Thanks either way. I LOVE your blog and podcast…new posts and shows make me very happy.

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