Crocodile Cocktail Jacket
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After the Fall and Winter roll-outs, I thought I had enough of the A-line, swingy jackets from J.Crew. But then came the Crocodile Cocktail Jacket. :) I had been stalking this jacket ever since it came out. I finally decided to get it the moment it went on sale in stores, since I had a feeling it would sell out quickly then.
The Crocodile Cocktail Jacket is very similar to the Canvas Atelier Jacket (Item 13105; was $148.00, now $89.99) when it comes to shape and fit. The only difference (besides the design) is the fabric- the Crocodile Cocktail is made of a "refined cotton/linen" which is quite smooth to the touch (but still sturdy in holding its shape), while the Canvas Atelier is made of the classic "cotton", (very similar to the San Telmo Jacket [refer to this post]).
As for the design, the graphic print really is quite lovely. It is neither overly dramatic or understated. The shade of grey is also perfect to wear all year round. Moreover, the jacket can be dressed up (with a pair of black trouser pants & heels) or dressed down (with a pair of comfy jeans & flip flops) very easily- only adding to its versatility.
The jacket also has some fabulous details. First, I love the stand up collar- which has just the right amount of ruffle to frame one's face. Just to clarify that last point, I find that some ruffle collars are difficult to wear with my hair down- but not this jacket. Second, the plastic ball buttons are super cute.
As for sizing, I am normally a size 2 in J.Crew. But as of lately (the past few seasons), I have been a size 0 (with no change in my weight or height). With this jacket, I find the size 0 works best for me. The body of the jacket is an a-line shape, so the smaller the better. Unlike some of J.Crew's other jackets (refer to the "Product Review: Herringbone Fiona Jacket" post as an example of when sizing down), the shoulders of this jacket (in size 0) fit great too! I was pleasantly surprised to find this. :)
Overall, I really love this jacket and would highly recommend it to any Aficionada interested.
What are your thoughts on this jacket? Were you planning on purchasing one in the future? Do you already own this jacket? If so, please let us know what you think of it. :)