Tuesday, October 26, 2021

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

  This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)


  1. Quilted puffer lady jacket with PrimaLoft®
    Item BA586 in Dusty Ivory. Friend purchased this. Should be called “Muddy Ivory”. No need to add details.

    1. @MmeJacqueline, as is the current weather for anyone living in the NE or Ca. I hope anyone on this thread isn’t having flooding issues.

  2. I’m thinking I am seeing new items today. I’ll be honest I’ve been so busy that I didn’t really look at all the new arrivals from the last roll out so I’m not sure if these are items are brand new. The Relaxed tie-neck sweater-dress
    Item BC498 looks interesting but the usually questionable blend and would be miles long on my short self. There is also a gift section with some holiday plaids. I need to get to the store to take a look. On a completely unrelated note, has anyone tried the tie waist straight leg wool pants in wool flannel, honey plaid, houndstooth, or pinstripe? I am intrigued by the look of these even though I might change out the drawstring to something that would coordinate more with the color of the pants. Any information on sizing would be appreciate it because now they are all final sale and Jcrew sizing has been all over the place recently. Has anyone had any luck with ordering final sale items to be delivered to the store for pick up in multiple sizes and then trying on and only taking the one that fits?

    1. @ShoppingCelle, I purchased the wool flannel in navy and black. I like them and they’re very nice. They run large and I sized down one size. @Suz, mentioned these. I’m having the drawstring removed. Good luck with them!

    2. I got the tie waist wool pants in 0 tall in black. They are loose but I tighten the waist. I wanted the longer length because I find that 28” inseam hits me at a weird spot. I might switch the drawstring to black just by attaching a black shoelace to the white and pulling it through. I’ll report back if this works or not.
      A few other thoughts. I’d consider this a true straight leg, though some might find it wide. I think they might look nice cropped to ankle length or even as joggers with elastic added to the hem. I have seen a longer full length on social media and I think it can also work but after years of not full length pants I admit it feels a little weird, so I’m not sure how I will best utilize the extra length. I think the cut works well with a blazer or with a chunky sweater but an elastic waist is never my favorite for looks! I do consider them a sweatpant alternative and I wore them one day when it was cold last week to test them out at home. They were comfortable and unlike wearing most sweatpants, I’d even go out in them.

    3. I should add we went for a walk and I wore wool socks and my Nordic boots and I tucked them in, playing around more with the jogger look. I thought that was cute and worked fine with no alterations. 😜

    4. @Suz, and others hope you’re not flooding there. Thinking of you and keeping fingers crossed❤️

    5. I purchased my regular size in the solid wool flannel (navy blue) and was pleasantly surprised. They reminded me of J Crew pants I wore to work 20 years ago, for two reasons. First, the lining. I'm in the Northeast and very much appreciate the lining! Second, the cut. Like Suz said, I would consider these a straight leg, not wide. They are a classic cut. I'm glad to have them in my work wardrobe. I do not find much use for pants like these outside of work, as I'd prefer to wear jeans or leather in my downtime.

    6. My JC pant size is 6 or 8, I bought the tie waist wool pants in 8 and they were huge, but I liked enough to re-order in a 6. Got the tall size but think I will have them hemmed up as I like the look slightly cropped. Hate the string, will remove. The material and lining is nice and all my other navy pants are the trim, narrow leg so I liked the drape of these. Agree it's more of a traditional straight leg cut.

  3. I tried the Fair Isle cropped crewneck sweater (Item BD415) in the bright cerise color.

    Pro: LOVE the color/pattern.

    Con: Fit. I ordered my usual Size small and it fits but it's kind of meh. The sleeves are slightly short and the body just kind of hangs there. It's also only 30% lambswool (70% poly-whatever)

    Overall: I like it enough to try it in a medium to see if just an overall baggier fit would work. But not keeping it as is.

    1. I haven't tried this one, but I ordered the
      Cashmere crewneck sweater with Fair Isle yoke (Item: BD029). I haven't gotten it yet. There's also a pretty light blue fair isle, but I don't think I'd like the puff sleeves.

  4. I received the Wide-sleeve alpaca-blend sweater in ombré stripe
    (Item BD604) today and it's going back. The sweater is very narrow at the waist. The description says the sweater is a relaxed fit, and it is in the arms, but definitely not in the waist. Some people might like this about it, but I don't and wouldn't have ordered it if I knew.

  5. Received a few recent orders I like!
    University terry sweatpant with logo embroidery
    Item AY443
    University terry half-zip sweatshirt
    Item BA372
    Wasn’t sure of sizing so I ordered two sizes top and bottom.
    Small top fits fine but I prefer the extra length of the medium.
    XS bottoms are loose without being sloppy. Small was very baggy.
    These are Terry so not a heavy fleece sweatshirt material but I really like them. The material is a little heavier than the magic rinse Terry and much, much nicer than last year’s vintage cotton. Last week I think they were on promo and it was a great deal for about $32 per piece. I got black of course…

    Demi-fine 14k gold-plated sapphire dot hoops
    Item BD063
    I got these with three different color stones for my girls who like small hoop earrings and love them. The Aqua is a little deeper blue than expected but I think she will still like them. Great price and the look exceeds my expectations. These make a nice little gift.

  6. The classic raincoat (Item AW105) was a pleasant surprise. I got the green for $31.60 after discounts (used my husband's card for the 20% discount) and it's kept me dry dry dry this past week when I have had to commute on foot during a Nor'easter (I live in a city, don't have a car, and walk to work and umbrellas are useless because of the wind). It's actually nicely cut - I'm small and it doesn't overwhelm me. It's warm enough for fall and spring. The zipper is a little wonky and the hood is slightly to big for me, but otherwise it's perfect. I just ordered the navy for $50.


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