Sunday, March 1, 2015

JCrew fishtail anorak in PXS and the skinny cargo pants, Spring 2015

Fishtail anorak:
I love the whole fishtail look and saw a really cool trench on someone at a mall last year, so I was excited about this one. 

Pros: well-made in terms of attention to detail e.g. Inside of zippers is covered in matching twill tape, double zipper, buttons and zippers to fasten. The coat is also cut to fit the current oversize trend, and the coat has drop shoulders. The cuffs of the sleeves have no openings, and are sewed with a slight a scrunchiness. I don't like it, but Intermix is featuring an anorak with identical details by Rav and Bone in their current catalogue. The whole thing only looks really cool if you scrunch the sleeves, or maybe if you pair it with leather or very short shorts. Oh great - I just thought of pairing it with my white leather jeans and now I'm more inclined towards the coat! The colour is nice, but...

Cons: the fabric is oddly shiny and makes me think of nylon a bit, thought it is actually cotton. The coat is whisper thin and light, bring entirely unlined. I have no idea how it would do in a downpour. No question the swing trench will be a better raincoat. It is also a bit balloony, given the oversized silhouette.

Sizing: if you're petite, definitely order petite. I did my usual XS in the petite, which felt right and will allow for layering.

Verdict: now I'm thinking of pairings with things in my closet and I'm tempted to keep it. But it's otherwise an expensive "statement" piece.

Easily accommodates very bulky layers underneath.

Not the cool fishtail hem I saw in that person in the mall. Hers had buttons or zippers and the fabric was more substantial. The whole vibe was tougher and cooler, of the order of Chloe.

Fabric details 



Skinny cargo pants, size 24.

Sizing: I took my normal size this year in jeans, which has been 24 for basically all jeans. I tend to think I'd still take a 25 in jBrand, for instance, so this night be vanity sizing at it's best. Just go with your normal JCrew jeans size.

Pros: amazing stretch, amazingly soft fabric; truly skinny cut. Most skinny pants are still not skinny on my chicken legs - but these are terrific. The material is so soft and gripped the leg so well that I actually felt very warm wearing them. They were instantly comfortable and I didn't want to take them off.

Cons: another generation of awesome casual pants that I now think I should hoard in all colours!

I'm wearing them under the anorak in almost all pics above. Here's two more detailed shots.

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