I quite liked the fit. This surprised me, because I usually don;t do well with short, boxy jackets. It was not too boxy and draped nicely. Color is beautiful. It was soft and they did not overdo the details. I did not mind the hook and eye closures, in fact I liked it better than buttons. No band and gathering at the waist. Good.
|It looks good closed and open.|
|61% acrylic, 19% poly, 10% wool, 9% cotton, 1% nylon|
|Don't like it closed|
|Nice lining and contrast piping|
|50% wool, 37% acrylic, 9% Nylon, 4% Poly|
Now, let me digress a little.
Regardless of the current J.Crew fabrications, I cannot think of a place/occasion where I would like to wear those jackets. I have purchased them in the past. No matter how beautiful they were I never wore them.
I see many bloggers sporting those jackets worn with jeans, statement jewelry and heels, running around the city and hailing taxi cabs. It looks quite appealing and sometimes I can almost see myself in them. But then I try to remember what my day-to-day (suburban) life looks like. Most of the time I am either indoors or I am driving. And NJ weather has little time in between summer and winter.
In general, there are three categories of clothes I need and wear:
- office casual and, more formal/elegant but limited, school/family/church functions
- weekend wear and even more laid back lounge/sports wear
- date/party/girls-night-out plus more 'festive' occasions about 3-5 times a year
Hmmm. I could wear it to church maybe? In fact, I will fit right in, especially if I go to an early morning mass... I think next time I am faced with the dilemma of "Oh, item x is so beautiful, but will I EVER wear it?", I should ask myself a question: "Was I ever in a situation where I wished I had x to wear?".
And to answer this question, no, I cannot remember an actual occasion in my life when I wished I had Chanel-esque type of jacket to wear. If I bought one, it would end up being one of those items that I try to come up with an occasion to wear. There is always a better alternative and if I finally do wear them, I don;t feel like myself. So I end up selling/donating/tossing out.
Then I buy another one.
What do you think?
Do you wear Chanel inspired tweed jackets?
Will you consider the J.Crew ones?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!