Classic button-down shirt in flannel (FA14, $69.50) runs regular XXS – XL (30519) and petite XXS – XL (A9634). Color choices are acropolois blue, buffalo blue, heather graphite maple (burgundy check), mustard grey and orange multi, The petite comes in all of the colors, except buffalo check. Review of the mustard grey.
Size M – acropolis blue – The color code for this is ABL. I liked the look of the blues online. When I tried it on, it felt a little androgynous, but leaning toward the masculine side. Remember that I have short hair. So now my perspective that these button-downs lack femininity might make more sense. Short hair is fun, but an entirely different topic.
Factory tweed-front baseball sweater (FA14, A9052, $98) runs XXS – XXL. The color is called heather graphite (HGR). 96% poly, 3% wool, 1% other fiber. The back/bottom/collar/pockets are 37% viscose, 35% nylon, 28% merino wool. I was surprised that it’s that much poly. It feels like a sweater.
Size S – As you can see, the body of this is a bit wide. I liked the fit and look, though.
Size 29 – classic rinse – I had J. Crew retail and factory denim. Until I discovered Loft modern fit jeans. Those fit me so well, it’s difficult to consider buying other jeans. These fit pretty good, though. They didn’t feel too tight anywhere. I do find that they sag down the booty a little bit during the course of the day. If I wear a belt, it prevents that issue.
Thanks, but no thanks for putting wrinkles on there for me. I’m not lazy. I can wear and make my own wrinkles over time.
Factory slim-stretch wool pant (FA14, $89.50) runs regular 00 – 16 (A9062) and petite 00 – 12 (A9642). Color choices are black, dark heather charcoal, heather caramel and olive moss. 39% wool, 28% poly, 28% rayon, 5% spandex. Dry clean. Made in Sri Lanka.
Size 6 – black – These were more fitted than I’d like. The petite equivalent would be an 8P, which I would try to bring up the length. I think the hip measurement would be the same so that wouldn’t change how the thighs look. I think they might stretch a little with wear, so I’m not sure that sizing up is a good idea. This might be a case of the style fits and looks good on you or it doesn’t. Don’t force it. There are other options out there.
The fabric was on the thinner side. It’s that type of lighterweight that you bought from Express for your first pair of professional pants. You know the ones. I have a pair of wool Ralph Lauren pants that have a similar, light weight and a slim cut, but they don’t look like this. I don’t know what the deal is with J. Crew’s pants. Sometimes I feel like they’re cut for a slimmer thigh than I have. But then the back of the pants will sometimes be too big. Loft and Ann Taylor have a better fit. If I needed a black pair, I’d be all over these from Ann Taylor (8P). I shed a tear because those aren’t available in plain, solid, grey wool.
Too thin, imo. Thin in a way that the lines of your undewear show. It’s a nice pant, if it fits you well. Introducing the non-commited thumb.
9/13 – $49.99 in-store. On promo for $29.50 online.
Size 6 – TTS. The length is described as 28″ but it felt like 30″. I’m not arguing with the online description. I just wonder if it’s on the longer side than most of J Crew’s cropped pant lengths, which would be good news if you’re taller.
I’d go for an 8P to bring the length up and hopefully tighten up the pant just a little.
I think the pockets were unstitched on this pair and they didn’t poke out at the sides like the retail Andie chino. Too bad those pants don’t work for me. I like the garnet.
I think we’re going on about the 4th season of the racing stripe tuxedo pants being in style. If you haven’t joined and would like to, these are the right price and a good fit.
* 30% Gilt promo code for J. Crew Factory
* Jenna Lyons’ beauty pickets and me in a M.A.C. red lip color I love
* review – factory medallion Charley, jeweled shell, colorblock zip sweater – this Charley is retail only
* review – factory button-down flannel – love this one