Review: Quest for my perfect winter coat, the J.Crew slim trench

coat - j.crew 0p, dress - banana republic - 0
tights - loft, shoes - loft 5.5

Review after the jump!

After a month and a half of ordering and trying on various J. Crew coats, including the funnel coat, the lady day, the metro coat, the coccoon coat, and the stadium duffle, I finally decided that the first coat I ever tried on, the slim trench, in vintage burgundy, was my winner. Unfortunately, by the time I had made my decision, I had to hound the site for weeks on end to find my size in stock. I eventually ended up with 5 sizes, 00p, 00, 0p, 0, 2p, and at various prices, since there were different promotions going on   during the popbacks. Below are pictures of the trench in 00 and 0p. I wore a medium-knit sweater under the coat.

But the sleeve is a good length, 00
A little bit poofy on the bottom, 00

The coat is made from J. Crew's double cloth material which is of quality, though not particularly warm. I really wish this coat came in thinsulate!

Nice and streamlined, 0p
Questionable sleeve length, 0p




















As you can see, the petite sleeves are much shorter than that of the regular sizing. I think my arms are short to average length, so you may want to choose regular and go a size down.

After careful deliberation with B, who has a fairer eye than myself for judging fit and practicality, we decided that the 0P would be better than the 00 or 00p, as it gave a more streamlined effect with passible sleeve lengths. With the 00p, the fit was very snug, and though it accentuated my figure the best, I wouldn't be able to layer underneath, a no-no for the harsh winters here. The 0 and the 2p made me look a bit bulkier, especially with the flaring bottom of the 0. I will keep my wrists warm by wearing long sleeved tops, sweaters, or wear gloves. I am extremely happy with my coat, and know that it will be a closet staple for years to come.




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8 Responses to Review: Quest for my perfect winter coat, the J.Crew slim trench

  1. The coat fits you so well! And the color is just ravishing. A burgundy coat would never have crossed my mind before this season, but the recent oxblood trend has piqued my interest. I love how rich the color looks on you.

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    1. Thank you life as a cat! I can't believe oxblood/burgundy hasn't really been really popular until recently, it's such a classic color.

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  2. This coat looks super sophisticated ans so stylish. The red colour is divine and luxurious. A great staple for this season and you wear it incredibly well with the pretty blue lace dress just peaking out from underneath it. Gorgeous.

    great blog

    Emily x
    8figured8.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Emily - thank you so much for the nice comments :)

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  3. Looks really awesome! What a classic piece. Looks like something you can wear for many years.

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    1. Bella - Yes, I think it'll be a winter closet staple of mine!

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  4. This coat is gorgeous! I just ordered the Metro Coat in Authentic Red and I'm hoping it's a winner because it was final sale and I can't return it! Especially from Canada haha. I love the rich red of yours though!

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    1. Thank ya! I tried the metro coat in red! I thought it was super lovely, but it was a true red, and I didn't have the confidence to rock it. I'm sure it'll look gorgeous on you! :)

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