J Crew’s lady jacket in gilded tweed (28622, $398) is now on sale for $279.99 online and $199.99 in-store. 70% wool, 22% nylon, 8% cashmere, 100% poly lining
Size 4 – chest = 37″, waist = 35.25″
Size 6 – chest = 38, waist = 36.25″
Size 6 – I’ve been taking size 6 in these types of jackets for awhile now. The size 6 fits over the larger parts of my torso, but I felt it was too big overall. Best to be in different shape and go for a size 4. At least for me.
I appreciate that JC has corrected the fit a little bit on this type of silhouette. Or at least not made it as tight as the fanfare jacket. Another issue in these more cropped & fitted jackets is the sleeve. These aren’t too narrow and seem more average.
If I were to close it. My hands weren’t good w/the zipper that day and I couldn’t get it fastened.
As you’ve already seen, it does not have bracelet sleeves. I’m sure some of you welcome this change.
I think the metallic could be more subtle. I like sparkle, but I didn’t see it as a throw-on-with-jeans jacket for the daytime. I think the right person could wear it for whatever occasion she chose — daytime, evening. It will all depend on your personal style and lifestyle. But that tweed is really gilded!
Like many retailers, J Crew is aiming for a young demographic. This jacket I can see on many ages. However, when I tried it on I really kept thinking how much Linda Richman would love it. She’s a Mike Myer’s character that he rocked on SNL. And when searching for a pic of ‘her,’ I found a picture of an actress (?) channeling the character for her theatre/comedy/cabaret? show. In a gold jacket, to boot.
The matching collection mini in gilded tweed (36126, $158) is currently both $99.99 in-store and online.