My kids are being especially needy this morning, so I have to make this a fairly quick review, but that is okay because the very lovely Slastena did a review on this way back in February of last year (it has been out that long and for the very same price--wow).
J. Crew Collection Icon Trench is available here.
I just wanted to make sure that you guys could see it on a different body, height, size, etc.
Every lady should own a classic trench coat. For years, I have owned trench coats, but they have always been single-breasted or if double-breasted, they are in a short length. I had been pining for a classic trench coat for years...but could never justify the higher price tag on the classic ones.
But then J. Crew had a sale in December on all coats...30% off. All coats? Including the object that I had been desirous of since last winter??? Yep! I checked it, and lo and behold, the Icon Trench WAS on sale, from 298 dollars to a little bit more than 200. It was definitely still a lot of money, but I knew the price would be worth it for a classic.
I eventually received it a little before Christmas...and it was exactly what I wanted...the right length, the right color, double-breasted, a belt that can be tied for the right sort of "jaunty" look, etc. In other words, I had bought a classic.
My normal shopping pattern is to buy pieces that are "special," but not necessarily classic...for instance, most of my J. Crew items are the pieces that are immediately recognizable as J. Crew, the prints like the Campo, the Fresco, the Liberty prints, the brightly-hued cashmere, the cardigans with unusual animal prints, etc. This coat? It is J. Crew (supposedly J. Crew Collection--mine does not have a black label, though), but you wouldn't know it until you looked at the tag. For me, this may be a first. A J. Crew item that doesn't look J. Crew from far away...amazing!
Coat: Size 8. Could have gotten away with a 6, but I am honest with myself, I want to keep this for as long as possible, and if I am wearing this pretty into my 50s, will I be a size 6? Probably not.
I wore this last weekend when we were experiencing torrential rains in VA. This is not "weather-proof," but did a fine job of keeping me warm and dry.
I know I can wear it in the fall and spring without a layer underneath (just the outfit itself), and in the winter, this has enough room that I can wear it with a thick sweater underneath. It is always FAR too warm here in the summer to ever consider it for that season. :)
Another view, whole body. It reaches just above my knee. Even though I have it buttoned up for both photos, I can definitely say it looks nice opened as well.
Hope this helps any of you on the fence. At full price, it is worth it, but if this coat ever goes on sale again, GO FOR IT.
Anyone else review it? Could you leave a link in the comments? Thank you!
Have a great morning. Should be back later with more (I hope)!