A big "thanks!" to Marietta who not only let us know about one of J.Crew's new arrivals being featured in In Style magazine's latest issue, but also scanned the image for us to view! (Click on the image itself or here to see it larger.)
The jacket is described as "Cotton Sateen" and retails for $155. I was unable to find the jacket on their website. The closest item I found was the Stretch Cotton Sateen Two-Button Jacket (Item 12593; $168), but the price does not match.
Marietta also mentioned that she was "excited to see a jacket that is more waist defining and structured". I could not agree with her more. Bring on the tailored jackets!!! :)
What are your thoughts on the new Cotton Sateen jacket? Do you think J.Crew should introduce more waist defining, tailored fitted jackets this Spring? Or do you prefer the swingy, boxy look for jackets? :)
I think the sateen jacket is OK, but I love that Armani jacket!ReplyDelete
Also, they have come out with a cotton sateen skirt that is $69.50. I have seen it in the store and really like the slate color.ReplyDelete
The Just Cavalli jacket is what I call a tailored, fitted jacket. Get going JCrew!ReplyDelete
IRL: Lol, you can't compare Cavalli to J. Crew. If that's the way J.Crew made their fit, they'll lose 50% of their customers.ReplyDelete
Jeff . . . what are you saying *tears* J/K :)ReplyDelete
I like that they are offering some tailored pieces in a summer weight fabric. This jacket would work much better here in SoCal.
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Stacie: Erm, nothing. Lol.ReplyDelete
Well, J. Crew's jacket sleeves could be a bit slimmer if anything.
I only wear swingy, boxy jackets. I own 17 JCrew jackets from the past 3 years. Tailored jackets that nip in the waist are too restricted for my job and very uncomfortable over all. Hopefully, JCrew will continue to make swingy, boxy jackets.ReplyDelete
I've been on the hunt for a nice, fitted blazer for this spring/summer, so I was excited to see the J. Crew one in the In Style magazine.ReplyDelete
The Armani blazer is freaking gorgeous, though. *sighs*
The Cotton Sateen reminds me what BR had a couple of years ago, they had the jacket, pants and the skirt. Looks like it is coming back in style I should have held onto mine.ReplyDelete
I'm pleased to see more fitted jackets being offered, but still like the swingy, boxy ones, as well.ReplyDelete
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Boring! The J.Crew one looks like a plain old suit jacket to me. And they are calling it the "un-classic jacket". In what way?ReplyDelete
I also prefer much more fitted suit jackets. The sleek look provides a lot of confidence. Of course, you have to be able to pull it off and most people can't, often for valid reasons.ReplyDelete
I have a J.Crew bright pink sateen pencil skirt from several years back. I bought it deeply discounted on FS and totally love it. Because of the sateen finish I usually wear it for parties and it is a wonderful piece, I will be wearing it for years to come. Cotton and machine wash/dryable too.ReplyDelete
Agree with Anony@7:28ReplyDelete
SOOO Boring! I like jackets with unexpected and unique details...I know many people need conservative jackets but those can be found anywhere! So nothing new here!
Also, while I am tall and thin I do not like fitted jackets even though I can carry them off with no problem. I like a little more "give" in my jackets.
Sort of off-topic:ReplyDelete
This month's issue of Real Simple features the Ringspun Cotton Rosette Tee, and also a pair of flat leather sandals (can't remember which ones, off the top of my head)...
I'm not in love with this look. I just don't like blazers much at all. Even though they are LIGHT YEARS ahead of the blazers of the past, they just remind me too much of that shoulder pad era. They're not really appropriate where I work either, so I much prefer the swingy shape...the kind with ruffles and unique additions :) I do like the sateen fabric though...ReplyDelete
I like it and am glad it had buttons! That is the only thing that kept me from buying any of the ecole blazers. I'm petite and like having that structure b/c swingy jackets with cropped sleeves make me look about 12 years old. :PReplyDelete
Love the tailored jackets indeed. Love the cotton sateen - it's on my wish list!ReplyDelete
ITA w/ anon @7:29 "The sleek look provides a lot of confidence." Very feminine yet powerful!
With that said, I also love the boxy swingy jackets. They are great for a business casual workplace and everyday wear.
I'm kinda over the baby doll jacket look, but the sateen jacket is nothing special, IMO, just hohum. wouldn't spend $155 for it.ReplyDelete
Ya, that Armani jacket is lovely, but wearing a long jacket over a poofy skirt would not be flattering on anyone who is not model-sized as it would add layers and bulk on the bottom. Wearing it over a pencil skirt or even a mini would be very nice.ReplyDelete
There's been a lot of love for J.Crew jackets, especially the past season's Astrids and Ecoles. The CF Astrid in particular was given a lot of posts, much to the jealous griping of some nasty anon who blasted La Belle Helene.
This jacket is just meh, IMO. And J.Crew, enough with the yellow everything already. It's starting to make me queasy. }:P
Jeff, most women need some room in the arms, especially if you want to wear a blouse or sweater beneath a jacket and be able to drive, lift up your children, etc. We aren't all tiny and we don't all wear camis or tanks beneath our jackets. I'm not being nasty, I'm just saying...ReplyDelete
I should add, while I like the structure of this jacket, I agree that it isn't anything spectacular. I like simple + well-fitting blazers, but I won't be paying $155 for this one...ReplyDelete
michelle obama's vogue cover is on the web site, and she's wearing a jcrew outfit from fall09! really awesome salmon colored ruffle top under a salmon cardigan!ReplyDelete
I like this jacket. The subtle detail that makes it great for me is the collar. The notch collar isn't too wide, dramatic or sharp. I love the front pockets and it looks like it creates a nice shape. I like the sateen fabric and will definitely try this. If itReplyDelete
is lined and with J Crew's little details inside, I think a classic style is worth $155.
Just like eeps, I spotted a familiar look while cruising the news sites this morning. Has anyone else seen the Vogue spread featuring our lovely first lady, Michelle Obamba?
The front page features an amazing dress annnnd if you look at some of the other images like the one shown on the tlegraph site:
it sure looks like Mrs Pres is rocking another amazing JCrew ensemble. It certainly looks like one of the dusty rose sweaters from this season.
I loved this quote from the Michelle O article:ReplyDelete
Reflecting on the enormous media interest in her fashion choices, Mrs Obama, 45, said: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
Good advice for those of us bloggers as well. In the end, someone will always not like what you like and we should be practical about the comments others post. Who wants a bunch of fawning yes-men anyway?
Thanks Anon 2:40 for the quote,ReplyDelete
I thought I should mention that fellow JCA Francesca posted a link on one of the other threads when she wrote:
"Newsflash -- First Lady Michelle wearing more JCrew! See preview of Vogue spread here:
Great colors on her. Wonder if that outfit is available at JCrew or if it's another exclusive for her alone?"
The link is great. Has a few photo's & a really inspiring article. I think the author did an admirable job of expressing Michelle's appeal.
Hope y'all are finding inspiration by these articles as well.
Thanks again Francesca!
I just tried on this jacket at the 900 N. Michigan J. Crew in Chicago, in both green shown and a dove grey. Man, beautiful on the hanger, ugly on the body. The darts hit right on top of my nipples and the waist does not have a good shape. I LOVE J.Crew jackets and must have 10, but this just did not work. The sales manager actually commented that they were going to have to tell the company about the dart issue, as she tried it on immediately and had the same problem (she is a 2, I am an 8). Bummer. Did buy the Maissey jacket and Aubrey jackets though, way cute on.ReplyDelete