Rated 4 out of 5 by MGDC Great versatile vest - but runs large
This really is a great piece that goes well with almost anything - wear it with jeans, wear it with a suit - it works. But be advised - this vest runs large. I normally wear a small in J. Crew shirts and jackets, but actually had to go to an XS in this. Not only is the vest cut a bit wide in the shoulders, it's also cut for rather tall gents. For reference, I'm 5'9'' with a 35-36 chest. I love J. Crew, but I do find that most of their outerwear pieces are cut for guys who are 6' tall.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by paddyh Good for chilly mornings!
I bought this because I go to work early and because the terrible airconditioning system in my office means that the temperature in my workspace varies widely from hour to hour. So I needed something that was going to keep me comfortable, that I could take on and off easily, and that wasn't too formal, but was also pretty stylish. This was a great solution. I tried one on in a store in DC first, so I knew I wanted a medium, but I guess there's a variation in size because the piece that arrived in the mail was a lot bigger. It feels like a large, but it's OK. I'm worried that if I exchange it for a small, the replacement will be TOO small.
Otherwise, the quality is good, although I'm not mad about the leather tie on the zipper. And I don't like the breast pocket. It seems peripheral. But overall, a good piece of kit.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DistanceRunner Style & Substance
This vest is great! It's on trend with the quilted look that's been popular for a while now. It fits great and looks stylish. For reference, I'm 6'2", 195 pounds. I typically wear a medium or medium tall in J.Crew clothing & outerwear. The vest length is just right and it is not tight when zipped, looks tailored. The vest is perfect for crisp mornings or chilly evenings. It is lined with Thermore so definitely provides a degree of warmth. The chest pocket is negligible. I bought it in navy & grey and both look smashing.
Would definitely recommend but don't want everyone to be wearing it:)!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jase Buy this amazing vest now!
I don't gush over too many products, but this vest is kind of amazing. I bought it in blue last December and absolutely love everything about it. It has a simple design, is very comfortable, and goes with just about everything style-wise (I actually bought a second one also in blue that I keep stored for when the first one wears out because styles come and go but I think this has a certain timeless quality about it). I also bought it online in the green and was happy to see it is a little darker than the image (not close to neon green at all). Vests are the wearable man-purse of the cooler months and this one totally works to keep your mobile out of your pants pockets with its terrific open chest pocket (versus Crew's quilted Broadmoor jacket that for some reason puts a snap on that same pocket). I can't speak to the grey color, but the blue and green are so versatile I could go on and on about them.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CRASH Perfect Vest
I wear a small and read that this vest runs a little big, so I got the extra small. it fits really nice. you can make it even trimmer by adjusting the side tabs. this vest has a nice style to it. the navy color makes it look dressy. it has become my favorite vest, match,s up nicely with a lot of my JCrew shirts. great buy!
April 18, 2015