Talbot’s Grace fit corduroy jacket (A62027) comes in 10 colors & runs in regular, petite, woman & woman petite sizes.
I’m not sure about these terms retailers are using. Banana Republic had the Martin and Ryan to describe pant fit. After I memorized the fits that were good for me, the Ryan is no longer with us. Martin lives on. I’ve stopped paying attention to the product names now.
At Talbot’s it’s the Grace, Jackie or the Kate. The Grace fit is described as flatteringly classic. We know which American icons they’re referring to with these names. I like that idea, However, am I really going to remember flatteringly classic? Probably not. I also couldn’t really decide if there was a difference between Grace & Jackie. There’s a video on Facebook that explains the different fits. Unfortunately, the models’ names are also shared and added confusion to the fit names. Also, I really didn’t get the difference between each even though various details were highlighted. They all seemed the same. I think playful is used to described the Jackie fit. Playful? Um, ok. I think the content would have benefited from a script to ensure that we understand. It appears that there wasn’t one. I suppose we are to visit the store and try the clothing on and discern which fit appears to be a match. I’m sure the idea is quite clever. My guess is some of Talbot’s classic customers might gravitate towards a certain fit and us newbies might prefer another one. Ending on a high note, the 1st outfit Mary Alice shows us is smashing! I love everything about it. Now, onto the cord jacket.
Size 4P – Vicuna brown – I like the color & actually sought this out when I went to the store, based on what I saw online. I didn’t like the length. It should be a little longer, imo. A regular (non-petite) size might help w/length, but would be ill fitting elsewhere on me. I suspect there will be some misfires as Talbot’s tries to adjust the fit to reflect their new direction. Sorry Tal, don’t really want a diamond outline of my crotch when the jacket is buttoned.
* Banana Republic – This was too short in PM for me. The fossil stone looked so much different than online. I can’t even say they sent me the right one.
* Old Navy – I own this in PM.
* Ralph Lauren Rugy
* Urban Outfitters
Have you seen/tried this jacket? Any thoughts about Talbot’s new direction or anything else you’d like to share…
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