My neighbors surely must think I am running some type of ‘operation’ out of my house. UPS is often stopping off to deliver a package. And today the driver showed up juuust as I opened the trunk of my car. He gave me the box, I put it in the car and drove off. Must’ve looked odd indeed. The timing was too perfect.
I was very excited about the Aubrey in the car when I opened it. I was so sure it was the color I had imagined. I took my hands off the steering to clap and everything! I didn’t get a chance to try it on until I got home. The catalog picture shows the Aubrey as follows:
Definitely not the deep yellow I’d hoped for. And just so you know…it’s a jacket, just like the catalog says, and not a coat. I would take it off once indoors; not wear it as a blazer. I think some might compare it to the weight of the herringbone Fiona, fall 08 = light. So some people are going to think it is not worth $250 based on that.
The 100% wool Aubrey feels good to the touch. It’s not itchy and the herringbone pattern is beautiful. Very subtle. The 2 buttons are plastic, not cloth. One button is purely decorative on the exterior and buttons from the inside. The other functions as normal through a buttonhole. I know some people don’t like buttons that snap.
I am inclined to say that the jacket fits TTS. I have enough room in the shoulders and chest. However, the shoulder seam is dropped a few inches down the arm. It creates a weird puckering from the underarm to just above the breast. Not too noticeable, but it’s there. The jacket looks outstanding with the collar popped. It stays in place when put up, but it’s not too stiff. And it was Mad Men-esque. I could see Joan in it. However, when the collar is folded down it creates a mandarin effect. IMO, when the jacket is buttoned and collar is down it looks like a Chinese shirt. I think the Aubrey will be going back.