Sunday, August 23, 2009

J. Crew Fall Finds + How A Jacket Should Fit

Got the J. Crew catalog in the mail and found more objects of desire! Take note, I have yet to buy the boyfriend military jacket, and still I found more to add to my J. Crew wishlist! Darn you Jenna!

Selvedge chambray shirt $98

Wool herringbone professor blazer (which comes in petite! Yay!) $198.00

Navy wool schoolboy blazer (also comes in petite! Double yay!) $178.00

Since I've got jackets on my mind, might as well answer the long asked question on "How should jackets fit?" which I got months ago! Ooops! Sorry about that! But here it is, finally!

Any tips on where to get nice fitting blazers and how to evaluate the perfect fit?:)

The best fitting jackets I've seen so far, that are reasonably priced, would be from H&M, Zara, Mango and Topshop. J. Crew would be nice, but darn, they cost quite a sum! I personally have yet to succumb!

But hey, if you can get a well fitting blazer for much less, why spend a lot right? Here are some points to remember when trying on a jacket/blazer for size.

The shoulder pads should sit on your shoulder. If they extend or droop, you have to go down a size. The shoulder of your jacket should look like this:

You'll know the sleeve length is right when it falls right before the wrist bone:

When it comes to length, it should hit right at the hip, except for long boyfriend style blazers which should hit at the low hip:

Now that's easy to remember right? Hope this helps! =)

1 comment:

Eubelle said...

i was just at j. crew...hay so many things in my wish list too! i was able to take advantage of their recent final sale with added 20% off but their winter stuff are so adorable!

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