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I mentioned awhile back (refer to the "J.Crew Jackets & Blazers... Still The Same?" post) that I got this jacket. I thought it was time for me to actually review it now that it is in the sale section! J.Crew describes this jacket as:
A spring classic beautifully rendered in a new metallic-threaded cotton and given a fresh update with artful weathering and outsize metal buttons. (The metallic threads are specially woven throughout, lending a subtly tousled, essence-of-the-season texture we adore.) Notch collar. Long sleeves. Welt pockets. Partially lined. Hits at hip. Import. Dry clean.So now my review... My initial reaction is that the jacket is super cute for Spring. I love the nautical inspiration behind it.
When it comes to sizing, I went with my usual size 0. The shoulders were a tad snug, but the body fit me fine. And here's the thing about the body: it was a great fit from the front view, but it was certainly not fitted from the side. So overall, not a fitted or tailored jacket.
The shine of the material is subtle, not in-your-face glitter. It was not scratchy either. Which is a good thing, since it is not fully lined. Honestly, the jacket could have used full lining, and a pretty one at that. When you take off the jacket, the body (which is not lined) looks cheap with its exposed seams inside. Moreover, it didn't look great when I tried rolling up the sleeve.
The gold buttons on the front and back are a great shade that provide a great contrast against the navy blue backdrop. But the buttons feel and look cheap. They should have used the gold embellished buttons of the Schoolboy Blazer.
Although the jacket does not have that much structure to it (it's a bit floppy and seams like it would be prone to wrinkles), the collar does stay up like in the first image of this post. This is actually pretty great as it frames the face nicely.
Overall, it felt to me that J.Crew should have spent a bit more on the details (like the lining & buttons) to make this jacket a classic staple that would be a "go to" for years.
Ultimately, I ended up returning it because I found I never wore it (let alone took the tags off).
What are your thoughts on the Indigo Pea Jacket? Do you own this jacket? Have you tried it on at a store? Do you like this style? If so, please share with us your review. :)