Friday, September 10, 2010

J.Crew In-Store New Arrival

I made a quick trip to my local J.Crew last evening to make a few returns, and they had started putting out some of the New Arrivals. (From what I saw, a lot of the items are already on the website, but apparently just now making their way to stores.) One of the pieces,not yet available online is a way overpriced tweed(ish) jacket for $298.


The jacket I took a pic of above is the size 4, but the SA found me a size 2, which I have on here. How incredibly unflattering...

In my opinion this jacket is SO NOT WORTH the $298...honestly, I wouldn't even pay $28 for it. Yes, I thought it was that bad. Cheap, cheap, cheap looking...honestly J.Crew, you can do SO much better than this IMHO.

What do you think of the jacket?

Check out my earlier post from today:


xoxo,

28 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you, FFM! I love me a tweed jacket, but I will definitely pass on that one. It's way too boxy, and I don't like the pockets with the zippers at all. Such a shame. :-(

    Thanks for posting pics!

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  2. *lol*, FFM you are cracking me up. It's a very stiff fit in the shoulders. Bizarre. I am now trying to put myself in a different store, in my mind, when I am physically in J Crew. At least in the fitting room. Would I pay XX at, let's say, JC Penney. Guess we will look for this tweed jacket to join final sale unless it's a very limited release. $298? Way to alienate.

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  3. FAB looking jacket...love the design and tweed is great, any day of the week:)

    Statements in Fashion

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  4. It kind of looks like Jenna "borrowed the look from the backseat of an old car". GIVE IT BACK, JENNA.

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  5. I saw the jacket and I thought that it looked very old-lady-ish. The price didn't shock me as we have seen so many overpriced items recently that this one didn't ring as exceptionally overpriced. I just plain disliked it.

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  6. What a horrible looking jacket. The patches with zippers on them--just looks like someone put them on as an after thought. I can see Project Runway judges just tearing this jacket apart if some designer on the show tried to send this down the runway.

    You are so right, JCrew can do so much better!

    I just keep thinking about the older beautiful jackets in my closet from JCrew. esp. this gray one with cute ruffles on the sleeves and pockets. This was YEARS before the current ruffle phase hit JCrew. This was when a little ruffle was just that and not a huge over the top done on every item.

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  7. Ugh, I'm not sure what those weird zipped pockets are doing and the shape is not flattering! You're right, FFM, JC you can do better than this!
    I've been on the lookout for a tweedy jacket - now that cropped and fitted piece from the Limited gets another look due to the horribleness of JC's version!

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  8. Hmmm.... I think when it comes to apparel it will come back to personal taste. And everybody has her own. For me, the jacket's OK, it's nice. Not to glamorous, not too great. Just fine. But maybe some women more conservative would fall for this?

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  9. I am conservative and an old lady and I would never wear this!!!!

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  10. from the pics, i'm liking the jacket. :) thanks for posting; will have to check 'em out in stores! :)

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  11. In theory, I'm always interested in a classic four-pocket boxy jacket--with a twist, of course, like last year's Collier jacket. (LOL, when I was first practicing law I preferred this kind of suit jacket to a traditional jacket and wore my faux Chanel so often that one of the secretaries called me Coco!)

    But, I am not a fan of zippers at all--did those the first time around! And look how stiff it makes the front of the jacket. Plus, even a boxy jacket should have a little waist shaping, but this one doesn't and is not at all a flattering fit on your slender figure. This one is a flop IMO.

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  12. The fit on that jacket is a crying shame, because the fabric is TDF! Were it softer in the shoulders and slightly tapered at the waist, that would have made a world of difference. They should have shown it to the peanut gallery (JCAs) and we could have helped them avert
    another disaster!

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  13. Marietta: You're welcome! :) I also love a beautiful tweed jacket, but sadly this is not it. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  14. Gigi: It's definitely stiff, sort of like wearing a big piece of felt...not good AT all! I have also been changing the way I shop at J.Crew, and I'm less likely to make impulse purchases now, especially knowing that everything goes on sale so quickly. Thank you as always for stopping by! :)

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  15. Collette: Tweed is indeed great any day of the week. :)

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  16. Ema: I'm with you...the prices don't shock me anymore, but I was thinking $198 max on this one.

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  17. Anon @10:56: I also miss all the beautiful jackets from past seasons. I keep hoping for another one that will WOW me enough that I would be willing to pay full price and not look back...sadly this one is not it.

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  18. Lisa-respect the shoes: I *get* that zippers are *in* right now, but this is just done horribly wrong. Let me know if you try the jacket from Express. :)

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  19. Fe': Hello! Thanks for stopping to comment! I completely agree that shopping is about personal taste, and I'm sure there will be some women who love this jacket and look great in it. It's just not for me. :)

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  20. Hexicon: This one is just a *miss* in so many ways. The pics don't fully translate the stiffness of the fabric and the fit is just truly not flattering. Hopefully they'll offer another tweed jacket this year that will be the one we're all searching for. :)

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  21. Elaine: YES!!! They need a panel of JCAs to give feedback and/or test market their ideas before they take them to mass production. That could save them a lot of money (and returns) in the long run. ;)

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  22. I think it looks square and stiff, and too many zippered pockets may be the problem.

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  23. "we're SO obsessed we finally have a chic jacket to carry spare floppy diskettes in!"

    um, no. major fail!

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  24. Um..no, no. Noooooo! *blocks eyes for fear of damage* Too square. Too shiny. Too expensive. What were they thinking?!?

    Reminds me of Bender from Futurama.

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  25. Rose: The pockets are definitely a problem on the jacket...just not a good look for this in general.

    jcbellemarie: major fail, IMO, too. Just not for me at any price...

    anon@7:32: ITA! :)

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