Another different post this week...today we're gonna just cover 1 item.
Evidently *someone* has been reading my posts, and I received a special gift of one of my review items last week. (yay!!!) :)
Hope it's of value to anyone that was on the fence about picking this one up.
Quilted shirt-jacket (06888, $119.99 plus 50% with code) runs XS - XL. Color choices are classic navy & military olive.
Size L - Upon initial try-on, this shirt/jacket has a bit more heft than I'd anticipated. Felt solidly built in that regard, but also meant the lower torso portion was a tiny bit stiff, for lack of a better descriptor.
Fit in the upper torso seemed pretty much on-target for it being a size Large. Arms were slightly long, but this seems to be the standard length for almost all of the J. Crew shirts I have tried on thusfar. Probably not made to wear too many layers underneath, as I only had a short-sleeved t-shirt on in the
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I really enjoyed the feel of this shirt/jacket overall. It's got a nice relaxed quality, but that subtle additional style bump from the textural quilting gives it that extra kick. Seems a good candidate for pseudo-rugged adventures like fishing-hiking-camping-keggerpartyin'-archery-etc., as well as just hanging out. One thing maybe worth mentioning is that with the added material thickness it doesn't seem to lend itself to being tucked-in.
Also of note, I got the feeling upon unbuttoning it that the button sewing wasn't overly heavy-duty. Not saying it was anything other than standard, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more attention there because, again, the heft of this shirt/jacket makes good solid button stitching fairly necessary...basically, I think I may end up having to get a couple of buttons re-sewn over time unless I consciously take care with the button-unbutton process.
As mentioned in last week's post, I really like this shirt/jacket. It's textural quilting lends to a nice additional interest point.
George's Sale Picks
* G.H. Bass for J. Crew & Co ranger chukkas ($139.99)
* Leather flask ($32.50) - would've come in handy last weekend in Vegas
* Rugged cotton sweatshirt sweater ($54.50) - only S & M
* Slim lightweight garment-dyed shirt ($54.50)
* Summit fleece half-zip sweatshirt ($69.99) - wish there was a L in any color
* Vintage cord in 770 fit ($24.99 & $34.99) - limited sizing, good prices
Bye for now...
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