In this week's "Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?" post, many of you, including Fluffles, Anon at 9:09 PM, Anon at 9:31 PM, Anon at 9:38 PM, JaneEsq, Anon at 9:45 PM, & Cleo26, mentioned the issue of fit when it comes to J.Crew's recent jackets and outerwear.
In particular, many of the jackets and coats had "a too boxy" cut. Fluffles said it best with the following: "Either the shoulders fit alright but the waistline is far too large (cf. the teepee comment!) or have a jacket be quite tight in the shoulders and only a slightly smaller waist (which is still too large sizing down)". I could not agree with her comment more when it comes to a few of J.Crew's jackets this season. I missed the more tailored look for jackets from previous seasons (e.g. Bella, Lexington), as they were easier to determine one's proper size.
So, I thought it might be helpful to have a post where we could quickly review a few jackets we own or have tried on, in terms of size & fit. :)
For me, I am a normally a size 0-2 in jackets. I felt in previous seasons, the size 2 fit me best. This season, the size 0 more often than not was a better fit. The following are some quick notes of size/ fit:
- Wool-Cashmere Harriet Coat (Item 99222): had to size down (went with size 0); the shoulders were fine, the body of the coat was still loose, but the belt helped cinch extra fabric in
- Metallic Giraffe Day Coat (Item 96171): true to size (went with a size 2); the body of the coat is loose, the shoulders are narrow
- Berry-trim Astrid jacket (Item 96309): had to size down (went with size 0); the shoulders are a bit snug, but it made the body of the jacket more tailored; incidentally the jackets looks tailored in the front, but a bit boxy from the side
- Herringbone Fiona jacket (Item 96553): had to size down (went with size 0); shoulders and arms are a bit snug, but the body of the jacket isn't as loose as the size 2 (but still loose)