Size 4 - chest = 37", waist = 35.25"
Size 6 - chest = 38, waist = 36.25"
Size 6 - I've been taking size 6 in these types of jackets for awhile now. The size 6 fits over the larger parts of my torso, but I felt it was too big overall. Best to be in different shape and go for a size 4. At least for me.
fanfare jacket. Another issue in these more cropped & fitted jackets is the sleeve. These aren't too narrow and seem more average.
As you've already seen, it does not have bracelet sleeves. I'm sure some of you welcome this change.
I think the metallic could be more subtle. I like sparkle, but I didn't see it as a throw-on-with-jeans jacket for the daytime. I think the right person could wear it for whatever occasion she chose -- daytime, evening. It will all depend on your personal style and lifestyle. But that tweed is really gilded!
Like many retailers, J Crew is aiming for a young demographic. This jacket I can see on many ages. However, when I tried it on I really kept thinking how much Linda Richman would love it. She's a Mike Myer's character that he rocked on SNL. And when searching for a pic of 'her,' I found a picture of an actress (?) channeling the character for her theatre/comedy/cabaret? show. In a gold jacket, to boot.
I like the gold metallic fabric, although it is a bit...metallic-y. The word gaudy does come to mind. Maybe flashy is a bit more accurate. I like the pockets and the idea of the zip as a change from buttons. Something about the top of it seems very plain. I don't think it should've had a collar and it doesn't need fringe. It could've benefitted from one or two small chest pockets to add more interest. I like that the fit is a little more generous than other lady day jackets. I'm inclined to say take the smaller of your two JC sizes if you vacillate between. Check cs for measurements to be sure.
The matching collection mini in gilded tweed (36126, $158) is currently both $99.99 in-store and online.
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