Correction: I tried on XS and it wast half as pleasant. The shoulders are too big and make a strange shape, and the body is wider but the ribbed hem is still narrower. The sweater is best worn one size down.
More pics of me in XS below.
Pros: cropped, but a really terrific chunky turtleneck; good chunkiness overall
Cons: very cropped and the sweater tends to cling to the midsection creating an awkward overall shape. A touch more swing is what I am looking for, or a square shape. Hence the need for XS, rather than the XXS I'm trying on here.
Styling: most people have been severely disappointed in the cropped length of this piece. I blame JCrew for not styling it well, in a way that clearly shows how cropped it is and what to do to make that a great thing.
So,even though I'm petite, I actually love the length of this: it is perfect to complete the illusion that high waisted jeans offer. Top it off with a cool leather (or other jacket) and you have a clean look: chunky turtleneck that doesn't stick out from under your cool jacket And highlights your legs and/or butt in high waisted jeans.
Wearing: chunky turtleneck in XXS, hthr silver; point sur high waisted jeans in Evansville wash (size down one, if your midsection can take it); madewell biker leather jacket (current, TTS).
UPDATE: I put the XS And XXS one on top of each other. You can see the sleeves are an inch longer, and the XS is an inch wider in the body and the shoulders.
The sweater has a triangle shape, to overcome which one must wear one size down. So I'm keeping the XXS. Also, I noticed that one XS (grey) was more tried on than the black I was sent. The worn sweater was a bit looser than the unworn one.