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I absolutely *love* glittens! (I didn't even know there was a proper term for this particular type of winter accessory- fingerless gloves that can be converted to mittens- until I saw these at J.Crew.) :) Although I own a few glittens, I don't own any from J.Crew and was curious about their version.
Luckily for us, Gracefully (in this post) shared with us her great review of these glittens:
Hello JCAs! The cortina glittens are no longer online so either they're sold out or it's more J.Crew website voodoo. But at any rate, if you bought a pair for someone, I got a pair at full price in black and recently tried them. I wanted to love everything about these and get them in many colors, but I'm really sorry to say I'm leaning towards a poor rating. I have shearling mittens from jcrew -- they're 10+ years old, heavily used and just beginning to wear out. Not so for these.
On the pro end, the glittens are incredibly cozy. My hands get cold very easily but these do keep me warm and the wool is very soft, not itchy at all. I love, love, love that. But they run rather big. I always wear women's large gloves and these are large even for me. The mitten cover bunches at the top.
But what I found I most disappointing is the quality. This is really poorly made. I'm surprised it's a J.Crew item at all. The buttons on the mittens came off within the first two hours of wearing, on the 3rd time that I unbuttoned the convertible part. Never mind, I'll sew them on I thought.
I've worn the gloves briefly 3 times after that. it's already pilling -- badly. and the seam on the left thumb is beginning to open so you can see the top of my thumb. Worse yet, I noticed tonight, the mitten cover is sewed onto the glove and it's beginning to separate!! So much for a glitten. Very shoddy. Very disappointing.
A big "thanks!" to Gracefully (in this post) for her great review! :)
What are your thoughts on the Cortina Glittens (do you like/dislike the style, design, material)? Are you considering or already have purchased these gloves? Moreover, what are your favorite J.Crew winter acessories (that you would recommend) and why? :)
Friday, December 19, 2008