How many of you out there shop at J. Crew? I imagine no small number. Jenna Lyons, the design director, is a real talent. I’ve always shied away from their branding, but find their merchandising, and many of their goods, quite nifty.
Recently, I imagined I’d buy myself the J. Crew Field Jacket. And not unreasonably, I did. I thought you might like to know that I LUFF IT, in the words of Faux Fuchsia. I look quizzically at anyone who might question my affection. I believe Kathy agrees.
Sure, it’s Fauxbour, but I don’t much care. The waxy cotton is light enough for most cool San Francisco days, still strong enough to stave off crosstown winds. I am infatuated with the brass snaps. Very “good-looking,” as my mother would say. ‘Twould look even better on those of you narrow of shoulder and short of torso, as the jacket would hit a little lower on the leg, and a little closer in the waist.
I can’t tell you how well-turned out I feel as I walk the city streets. Those burgundy/brown Beautifeel booties, by the way, continue to treat me and my princess-and-the-pea feet very well.
(If you are color shy, and yearning, Sal had an excellent post recently on color mixing.)