Sunday, October 9, 2011
J.Crew Hacking Jacket Review: Grass
I've already admitted to keeping 2 schoolboy blazers this year (red and caramel) and this was the third blazer I took home and 'tried' out in my closet. This is the grass color - I purchased it in the store at FP which I *never* do because I loved it so much in the dressing room... just not so much at home....
J. Crew Hacking Jacket - Size 2 - $198
The leather buttons are a little 'granola' for me, and the length just makes me feel frumpy.
Not bad from the back.... probably my favorite view of the jacket, actually.
Not great un-buttoned.... I just feel sloppy like this.
In the end, I felt like this jacket overwhelmed me a bit. Life is too short (and my wallet is too thin) to keep something I don't feel attractive in.... is it the color, the length, the fabric, the cut? I can't put my finger on it...
I couldn't help feeling a bit masculine and the wool was a bit itchy. That said, I will stalk this jacket once it goes on sale (and you KNOW if will before the Holidays) if I can get the blue one close to $100, I'll do it!
Bottom Line: For me, the schoolboy blazer just worked better. It's thinner and not as long, ie. not as warm as the hacking, but once it gets *cold* outside, I will be wearing a REAL winter coat, not a hacking jacket.... so the thinner blazer/jacket will suit my needs better, anyway.... plus you could put a winter coat on over it.