Crab top (SU14, A5362, $98) runs 00-16. The color is called aqua pool. 100 % poly. It’s on sale for $69.99 in-store & online. In-stores are still running an addtl 40% off and SHOPNOW gets an addtl 30% off thru Tue, 6/17.
Size 6 – The top looked a little big onthe hanger, but I went for the 6 anyway. That seemed to be the correct size, so tts. I think it it would get too tight in the shoulders and arms if I tried a 4, the smaller of my 2 usual sizes. The fit was boring, like a regular t-shirt. I wanted it to fit a little mod. Fall away from the a little more. Maybe something in the syle of what Kate Spade Saturday did when they first launched. Maybe I’ll try an 8 out of curiosity if I see one.
The crab is ‘interesting,’ which I can’t decide is good or bad. It’s fairly literal and detailed, which is kinda cool. And then it’s a little too real. It definitely pops against the white.
The placement is interesting. They’re trying something a little different. I thought the legs might hit in an odd place on the chest, maybe pointing at a pointer if ya kwim, but they placed it well. The fabric is thick. Despite it being poly, I really wanted to like the top because the idea is interesting, but I couldn’t get into it.
Rear keyhole. Close-up of the crab’s colors. I think the blue color is a great choice. J. Crew always does color well so the blues are pretty. Red would’ve been cheesy and kitschy in this case.
I liked it with the color of the seamed motorcycle pants (29).
This is a screenshot from JC Penney. I wiped out the product text and put in stock picks of the pink geo top (review) and crab top. The geo top really blends in. The design of the crab is more sophisticated than we’d probably see at JCP, but the cut says nothing and blends in anywhere. The heavy polyester is what really made me think of JCP. It had that old ladypants poly weight and feel. I know JCP has been updating its merch and image, so we’re talking old JCP.
Oh J. Crew. We’re rooting for you.