Friday, March 20, 2009

New JCrew Jacket

Hi all, the next item I wanted to post about is this new Cotton Linen Metallic Jacket. I don't know the proper name for it, but the item number was 11482 and it retails for $148. 73% cotton, 24% linen.

It had a slight ruching around the collar, similar to the Issy Jacket, and the Metallic threads gave a small sheen, I wouldn't say it was "glittery"

I tried on the size 6 in this jacket so that it would be fitted at the shoulders and since I knew I would wear only a light tee underneath it. The jacket length hit between a couple inches about the waistband of my jeans. IT had a slight a-line shape but I wouldn't say it was swingy, just flattering...

The sleeves hit just beyond my elbow and were straight instead of belled, I liked the shape this created...

The fabric had a great texture and feel to it: had heft but not scratchy. The buttons were a nice matte gold that matched the dressiness of the jacket. There were darts/seaming in the front to shape the A-Line that were flattering.

Unbuttoned, the jacket sort of fell away from the body, but had a real fun look. I think this would also look great with a pencil skirt or capris. The key for me was that although it was gold, the jacket read as a neutral as opposed to a gold piece.

I liked this jacket, but I wouldn't spend full price on it as I am not sure how it would fit into my daily wardrobe. For me the Cocktail Crocodile Jacket is higher on my list.

What do you think of this jacket? Questions? Have you seen this jacket?


  1. Oh, Love!!! This looks like the type of jacket that belongs in my wardrobe...perfect neutral to accent all the bright tops I own.

    YOU look beyond pretty in it. :)

  2. Love the jacket! Super cute. Hopefully it will go on sale. It's a great natural color.

  3. Cute jacket ... cheaper version of the Golden Foil Agnes jacket! Looks great on you!

  4. It's very chic and sweet on you. I think it's a great neutral to dress up or down to take from work to dinner. The only thing I'm not too fond of is the addition of linen since it gets wrinkly.

  5. So pretty on you!! This seems to be slightly more fitted that the Atelier, would you say?

  6. It looks fabulous on you! And its a great neutral. I think you would get a ton of wear out of this piece over a couple of seasons or more.

  7. Thank you for more info!March 21, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Thank you for the item number! It is so helpful when you do that! :)


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