Wednesday, May 26, 2010

J.Crew Torque Moto Cardigan Review

Torque Moto Cardigan - $118.00  Item# 27520

Comes in Pearl and Dark Indigo and XS - XL

This was going to be my big new-arrival, full-price splurge using my rewards card.  I really loved the similar style JC offered over the winter, but the sale price never got low enough for me to bite.  So this, I had to try.

This is a size Small in the Pearl color.  Yes, it still zips (although a bit weird looking) without stretching much at all, meaning I would want an XS.  I also think it's a bit short for my long torso (again, I know, the tummy is making it hard to tell) but not so short that it would prevent me from wearing it.

Here's the problem with these type sweaters .... what the heck do I do with it if I DON'T want it zipped? It's a hot mess. So I guess with these sorts of sweaters, you only wear them zipped, without the option of wearing open like you would a cardigan.

Bottom Line: Runs TTS to a little big.  I'm sending this back for now for a couple of reasons: 1.) although this is a cotton sweater, this is so not a Spring/Summer sweater... I can wait until fall for this, 2.) I don't fit into it right now, and 3.) this should go on sale at some point.  Love the Pearl color... haven't seen the navy IRL.  I really want SOMETHING with the 'moto' diagonal zip look... whether it be this or something else down the line!


  1. I keep wanting something moto-ish, but none of them have worked for me so far. I guess we keep looking... :)

  2. I have to ask - I just put in a search for this jacket b/c its all over ebay for $75ish and j crew has this on final sale for $49... I am 5'3 and 108lbs, what size do you think would work from your experience? I really do appreciate it :) I love the moto look myself!

  3. Mila: I'm thinking you would want the XS. The only place the XS was too small on me was in the arms... and I have small arms. HOWEVER, I was also 9 months preggers at the time! Depending on how you want it to fit, I would say go for the Small only if you are looking for extra length or would want to layer a long sleeved shirt underneath! Thanks for reading! Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks so much, Lindsey! :) I ordered the xs... appreciate it!


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