What I am wearing:
Coat: BR wool short trench in XS Regular (click here to buy)
Jeggings: A&F dark grey in 25 (click here to buy)
Booties: Madden Girl Rouched Bootie (click here to buy)
Most of us have at least one irresistible obsession, and my husband’s happens to be outerwear. He always spots outerwear first before he looks at anything else when we go shopping. We went Christmas shopping one day and the first thing he spotted was this jacket. I asked him “what size was it?” He replied “it’s a small regular”. I told him “It’s not going to fit” without even look at the jacket. He insisted I try on. I finally did and was shocked of how tiny this jacket was. It was just a tad too bit. I wasn’t swimming in it at all.
I thought for sure that I was going to get this jacket for Christmas but nope, Santa did not get me this jacket. I decided to ask Santa and he said it was completely sold out the very next day in store and online so he couldn’t get it for me :) Since then I was on the hunt for this jacket.
Fit: This jacket fits tiny. I am wearing a size XS Regular and I couldn’t ask for a better fit. As you can tell from the photos, the shoulders, the sleeves and also the length fits me where it supposed to. Just like other petites, sleeve length has always been an issue for me. Not for this jacket, the sleeves are just long enough to cover my wrist bone (which is an ideal length for me). This jacket is available in both regular and petite sizes.
Material: The jacket contains 84% recycled wool and 16% nylon. I am not familiar with recycled wool but I found many articles online talking about recycled wool. According to Style Forum, “Recycled wool tends to be weaker than new wool because of its shorter fiber length. It is frequently blended with stronger synthetic fibers such as nylon or acrylic to make a more durable fabric. Recycled wool tends to shed more lint than new wool. Fabrics made from recycled wool may appear somewhat darker and duller in color. Recycled wool is sometimes used in lower-priced, heavy weight clothing, such as winter coats.” I gave this jacket 4.0 out of 5.0 because of the material.
Cost: For this jacket, prices are all over the place. I have found recently that the online prices at BR/Gap are typically higher than the in store prices. It is true in this case. There is even a discrepancy in prices between regular sizes ($199.99) and petite sizes ($149.99). This jacket was marked down to $169.99 in store plus another 25% off on New Year Eve. One thing to keep in mind is that the SA won’t be able to place an online order for you at the store and give you the in store prices. My husband had to call 3 stores and finally able to located one in Philadelphia. I also had pay $8.00 for shipping when it is supposed to be free if I order online.
What I love about this jacket:
- I love the look of a classic trench coat with a thicker/warmer material for Winters
- The color is so versatile that I can also wear in the Spring
- It can be easily dressed up or dressed down
- The most important thing is that it fits me perfectly. Thank you, husband for all your efforts trying to hunt down this jacket for me.
We told each other that we’re not going to spend anymore $$ on shopping starting the first of the year . We made the last shopping trip on New Year Eve and walked out the BR store with 3 jackets. The husband got this jacket in both colors and I got my now-favorite jacket.