Thursday, December 11, 2014

JCrew Collection Harris tweed topcoat

Sizing: TTS but you can also go down a size. I got one in 00 (one size down) and one in 0 (my usual size before oversized garments came into being). 

Pros: gorgeous wool, beautiful in the red. The buttons are domed, which I love. Warm.

Cons: this topcoat, like all the others made this year, has a shape which always makes me think: "bole". As in the bole of a tree. It is the strangest shape, widening exactly at the hips where no woman wants widening. Also, these are cut long. I will have to take off at least 3" at the bottom to make them truly stylish for myself.

Verdict: I love the quality and will keep these if my budget can allow it.






The bole shape.




Domed button







4 comments:

  1. Oh how I wished to own one of their topcoats. It looks silly on me since I'm only 5'0. I ordered the navy pinstripe coat in petite, the sizing was fine but I felt conscious about the length...have you decided which one you'll keep? Both colors look nice, but I like the camel.

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    1. Hi JSR! Oh, I'd vote for getting the navy pinstripe in petite back! If you like the topcoat style, that's a good one! I know what you mean about feeling odd about the length, though. Everything I normally wear is 3" shorter, so I want to get these altered ... But when I look at my pictures, I wonder if I can't pull them off as they are. I like both colours. I love the red, but it's not a 00, so I'm also feeling compelled to hang on to the camel 00 for now. I love the old plaza coat, btw. It's very top coat-ish, and used to come in petite sizing too. In case one pops back or smth, I'd vote for you to try it!

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  2. These are both beautiful! Do you feel they would need to be hemmed? I like a topcoat to be slightly longer, to hit below the knee. I love the red one, I think it looks great on you (as does the camel one!). It's just that the red one feels more special, it's a real eyecatcher.
    The great thing about topcoats is that they allow you to show off all your beautiful scarves as they button low;-))

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    1. Ooh, thanks for pointing our that silver lining, Fleur des Lys! I'm inspired!

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