I ordered this a while ago because I just had to had to see it in person. But when it arrived, it was so hot outside that I couldn't even bring myself to put it on indoors because GOOD LORD I break out into a sweat just thinking about wearing it. So into the closet it went until the temperatures dipped down a bit last week...
...and then I could finally bring it out. Just to try it on. Because come on, guys, 70 degrees is cool enough to try this on, but not to actually wear it out. Ugh.
So I present to you, J.Crew's double-cloth townhouse trench!
Please excuse the weird outfit underneath it.
I got this in the "hthr majestic purple," which is more like a really royal blue in real life. In other words, awesome. But why it's called "majestic purple" instead of "majestic blue" is unknown to me.
I'm size 6 in dresses, 2-4 in tops, and 8 in bottoms. At 5'2", I'm definitely petite. Anyhoodle, the point of all of this is to say that I'm wearing a size 4P in this coat, which is what I typically take in J.Crew coats. But it's tight. The buttons were pulling and the arm holes were cutting off my circulation, even when I went sleeveless under it. I'd wager that trying to fit a sweater under there would be impossible. So if you're thinking about ordering this coat in a petite size, I'd recommend sizing up from what you usually get if you have previous experience with J.Crew coats, or just using your dress size as a guide.
Length-wise, this hit mid-thigh.
MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION:
The double-cloth material is thick and incredibly warm. I could have definitely seen myself depending on this when I still lived in Boston and had to brave my fair share of dreary New England winters.
Also, shiny gold buttons! As for the inside, the entire coat is lined with a matching color (no fun lining here, folks). The belt cinches the coat in exactly at the waist, creating a lovely silhouette.
I ordered this coat again during the recent 25% off promotion in a bigger size, so hopefully that will solve the fit problems because the coat is incredible and I'd love to have it... as long as it fit correctly. If you're looking for a fun, colorful winter coat to add to your collection, I'd recommend this one!
PS. Pam, "captain's log" will come sometime later this week! ;)