Merino wool glen-plaid panel sweater (FA14, B5059, $98) Front: 70% wool, 30% poly. Back/sleeves/collar: 100% merino wool. Dry clean.
The difference is small, but the XS fit better. The area where I can usually tell is across the chest, particularly right at the sides near the underarm.
Shiny puffer vest (FA14, B1160, $138) runs XXS – XL. Color choices are alhambra green, cerulean sea, dark cranberry and navy. 100% nylon. Fill: minimum 70% down, remainder waterfowl feathers. Lining: 100% nylon. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Iron on reverse side, lowest setting, Ok to dry clean.
10/1 – Currently on promo online and nets $96 with FALLSTYLES thru 10/2
Size XS vs. S – If you wear very thick sweaters, you might need your regular size. I like the cranberry color.
I’m usually S, but I size down to XS in the puffers. However, this one felt a little higher up on the armhole than the excursion vest, and therefore a little tighter. I would probably try one or two different size XS to see which one fit the best. I prefer the tighter fit that a XS offers and usually don’t wear very thick sweaters under these.
This is a size S.
Endless shirt in stripe (FA14, A9873, $88) runs 00 – 16. Color choices are burgundy and navy.
Size 4 – navy – I knew this would be way oversize, so I didn’t even bother with my usual size 6. The size 4 fit well. I’m 37″ across the fullest part of my chest, 39″ hip and I’m 5’0″. Size 4 is the correct size for me, though. The fit didn’t feel very exciting. I didn’t think to check for side seams at the chest.
Layered with the navy shiny puffer.
Layered with the rib-stitch open cardigan in size S. I have the marled rib-stitch open cardigan and chose size XS (review). I liked this look even though the sweater is way too heavy for white jean and sandals.
What year is it? Is that grosgrain trim? I love it. These are the details I miss at J. Crew.