Printed Quilted Puffer Vest (Item 02533)
Steely Grey XXSI reviewed here. The design remains largely unchanged. The vest is still made of 100% polyester filled with a minimum of 60% down, with the remainder being waterfowl feathers. The herringbone pattern is still printed as opposed to actually being textured. The fit is still boxy through the torso and gaps under the arms. I would recommend sizing down if possible. Anyway, the main change is that this year's vest is rendered in grey and ivory, as opposed to last year's oatmeal and black. I prefer last year's colors, but if you didn't pick up that one, this is a passable substitute.
Verdict: Meh. Runs large, so size down.
Printed Quilted Puffer Vest (Item 02533)plaid quilted puffer vest, but after checking the tags, it's actually the same vest as above in a new pattern. I prefer this one to the grey herringbone. It's a bit difficult to see the colors here, but they are charcoal and soft black. Otherwise the fit and feel are exactly the same as the herringbone. I tried it on over the Fair Isle sweater (reviewed in this post).
Verdict: Like. Runs large, so size down.
Quilted Jacket (Item E2004)
|XXS - Front|
|XXS - Side|
|XS - Front|
|XS - Side|
Verdict: Like, but doesn't make sense for my wardrobe.
Wool Blazer (Item E0357)
Verdict: Like, true to size, but scratchy.
What's your favorite piece from the new J.Crew Factory roll-out?