Vintage Serge Spy Trench
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This J.Crew Collection coat looks fabulous– from the subtle collar to the rockin' belt. According to J.Crew, "A romantic twist on the timeless trench whipped up in an unexpectedly bright hue. The genius is in the details: the slightly higher belt placement (for optimal waist cinching), soft ruching at the pockets and old-fashioned dressmaker touches that echo a classic feel. Wool. Mandarin collar. Double-breasted. Long sleeves. Vents with functional buttons at cuffs. Removable self-belt with buckle at waist. Welt pockets. Fully lined. Hits at low thigh."
A big "thanks!" to KitsMommy (in this post), who shared her thoughts on this coat with us. The following is her review:
...I received my Spy Trench coat yesterday. I had promised a quick review so...
I am a huge fan of the double serge fabric for coats, so I was really excited about the Spy Trench when I saw it in the catalog. In person it is lovely. The color is a very pretty dusty orange and is not bright at all. The buttons and buckel are dark brown and are very nicely done. It is lined in ivory and is very well made with nice details like functional buttons on the cuffs.
Unfortunately, it doesn't quite fit me right. I am 5'4" and 125 pounds and slightly bottom heavy and I think this coat would better fit someone taller and slimmer hipped than I am. The size 4 I ordered fit me just right in the shoulders and bust, but the fit is a little too long in the upper body and sleeves for me and tight through the hip. I think the fit of this is very similar to the Lady Day Coat except for the skirt being cut less a-line.
The only design detail that I do not like are the horizontal pockets. I like pockets that I can put my hands in, so I find these to be bothersome. Also, their location and gathering below them puts fullness where I least like to have it and this detail was not flattering on me. Also, unlike my Gretas, Tuesday Trenches and Gramercy coats which are also double breasted, this coat does not hang well unbuttoned.
This is a lovely coat and will look great on some body types.
"Thanks!" again to KitsMommy for her great review!
What are your thoughts on the Vintage Serge Spy Trench? Are you considering or already have purchased this coat? Have you seen this coat in person? If so, please share with us your reviews too! :)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Vintage Serge Spy Trench