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Mulling over getting one of these but hesitating as it's very pricey but also: a) J Crew are supposed to come up a bit big (I'm a UK 8 on top half of body and a 10 below the waist); and b) This style has changed a bit since last year and has lots of pockets. Anyone got one who can advise? I would be wearing slim polo neck or possibly warmer jumper underneath. I was thinking of getting a size 4...
Thanks. The reviews on the US site are so so. Mainly complaints about the change of style. Blogger sites were not bad - just no one with quite my figure type. I guess the question is whether to go down a size or stick to a 4.
Couldn't look at the actual coat when I posted earlier, but now I have I would say go for your top size, so an 8. The fact you are a 10 below the waist I would say is irrelevant for a coat that length. Also you don't want to go too big, there's a lot going on on the front of that coat with the lapels, pockets and all the buttons, I think a slim fit would look better.
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I have it in navy. I've had it a couple of years, so I would guess it's the old style? It is lovely and warm but I couldn't bring myself to pay full price for J Crew over here. I got mine in the sale for £150 or so.
Size wise, I am a solid 10 and got a 4. I could definitely wear a polo neck under or maybe a thicker jumper, but don't see it ever being cold enough, it's a really warm coat. If you want it to be slim fitting I would probably go for a 2 if you're an 8 (and it is quite fitted at the waist unlike some more "boyfriend" style peacoats).
One final thing... the buttons on mine have been utterly shoddy. Of the 6 on the front, I think 4 fell off last winter. I am a crap sewer (and wanted it done properly) so took it to the menders each time, but it ended up happening so often I got embarrassed and it has had a button missing since last winter. A couple of weeks ago I took it in again and asked them to replace every single button that they thought needed it. Bad job J crew!