Sizing: totally oversized,like the swing cotton trench from the summer. Size down one or two sizes. If you're petite, the arm length is ridiculous even after sizing down.
Pros: the exaggerated collar and asymmetric hem; front pockets that are deep and functional.
Cons: this wool Melton fabric is no good. I've looked at a couple of coats manufactured in this fabric: it is cardboardy, lacking warmth entirely and contains a third of poly and "other materials". The arm length makes it a tough sell for petite ladies.
Composition of wool Melton
My opinion: this coat attracted me with the mustard colour and the oversize silhouette. I also ordered gray jic. It is, in my mind, jcrew's offering to fill that void in your closet of a "vintage oversized coat" a la Garance Doré. I really don't like that even the 00 is huge on me. I could make it work, but for that price, one wants more, really. Why not do petite sizing in oversized coats??
As you can see, moreover, the mustard is a sad green colour, rather than the luminescent yellow online.
So I tried the mustard in size 0. I was not in front of my mirror. So I took a gazillion bad selfies. The coat was a mess. Below, a selection of the selfies.
If it weren't for my feet, you couldn't tell I was in there! That's how stiff and huge this was on me!
This morning I tried the 00 on in front of a mirror. Still not the slam dunk I was hoping for:
See those sad sleeves? Go to the product page on the site and see the contrast between The fit on the Amazonian model and myself.
Then I styled it with my pumps and the blazer lying on my chairdrobe. It accommodated the bulk of the houndstooth tweed blazer with nary a hiccup. The sleeve length marginally improved. This is the closest I can get to making this thing look good.
Sleeve length improved a bit.
Letting it all swing.