Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 20
Rated 4 out of 5 by SpYoungMum Great quality but somewhat short
I purchased this in pale pink and was really looking forward to receiving it. I should start by saying that both the color and the softness of the cashmere lived up to my expectations and went even beyond them. However, the fit feels somewhat odd. The sleeves are way shorter than I would have expected on a boyfriend fit and the cardigan looks much shorter on me than it seems on the model. I'm not particularly tall (5'6''), though I do have a relatively long torso and arms. I also purchased the short cardigan and the style is a lot more flattering, in my opinion. I am keeping it because the color makes it worth it for me, but if you're undecided between this and the short cardigan, I'd recommend the latter.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizJ Classic, Quality, Beautiful Cardigan
I like my cardigans to partially cover my butt and this one does. It is exactly as pictured as far as length. It has a slightly boxy, square cut (aka boyfriend) that I wasn't sure about for a day... and then fell in love with!
I wasn't sure about the cut at first because I was used to a longer and more closely fitted cardigan but I prefer this cut now.It looks effortless and compliments anything paired with it.
The cashmere is very soft and comfortable and a perfect weight...not too thick or thin. I have not seen a hint of pilling after several wears. There is no doubt this sweater looks expensive...because it IS expensive. I will continue to stalk this to see if I can get more colors on sale. I bought the black and heather grey and both are classic pieces. This is a classic go to piece that will be a mainstay of your winter wardrobe. I would own every color if I could.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JcrewShopper Poor quality this year...
I buy a few of these sweaters in different colors/styles every year and now own around twenty. This year, I bought the boyfriend cardigan in pale pink and was, for the first time ever, REALLY disappointed. I typically wear an XS so I bought a XS and S, just to be sure to get my free and flowly look that pairs well with leggings. The S was a boat on me. The XS fit, but really didn't fit (cut poorly and was loose in odd areas-- I felt frumpy wearing it which is not good for a $250 sweater). The cashmere was also thinner (translucent) than any other JCrew cashmere sweater I own-- I returned both.
December 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by miladykay Sizing changed dramatically
I have been collecting the Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater in multiple colors for a few years. The sizing has been inconsistent, yet the name has stayed the same. Frustrating! If it's a different item, it shouldn't have the same name, or at least the product description should indicate that it has been dramatically redesigned. I ordered the 2015-16 item in the medium size that I had purchased the previous year, but I received a sweater that was enormous in comparison. I called customer service for clarification, explicitly asking whether the sizing had changed. I was told that no, the sizing was the same, so I must have received a mislabeled item. Per the associate's advice, I exchanged the sweater for the same size: medium. Nope--the next item I received was similarly enormous. The problem was not mislabeling, it was inconsistent sizing. So then I ordered a size down: small. And still the small size was larger than the medium size from the previous years. I give up!
June 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CashmerePhan It runs BIG and BOXY!
I ordered the x-large at first thinking that size would give me an oversized look, as some boyfriend sweaters are cut too narrow. This cardigan is already cut to give an oversized look and the box shape is VERY GENEROUS. So I ordered the large and the sweater is still too big! I am going to purchase the medium size and hopefully this size will work! It is a true boyfriend sweater! The cashmere feels pretty good to touch. The colors are well saturated. The only headache is that this style is sold in select stores. Unfortunately I have to reorder the sweater and wait to receive it to see if it fits properly. Wish me luck!
December 16, 2015