Rated 5 out of 5 by JenniferD Perfect-Fit Pairing
I own several Mixed-Tape Cardigans, so it looks like I'm a fan. "Slim Fit" seems to be J.Crew's hint to "size up", so I take a Medium in this item instead of my usual go-to size Small. I find the sizing up to Medium consistent for all of J.Crew's "perfect fit" knits, which are smooth and a little heavier than J.Crew's vintage or tissue tee material. The "mixed-tape" refers to edging around the collar and down the front where the buttons are; the sleeves are long (not bracelet) sleeves. This item comes in many of the same colors as the other perfect fit knits, so I often wear them together as an informal twinset which works well in my casual, yet overly air conditioned office, malls, movie theaters, and chilly nights.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jess1337 LOVE these!
I have the mixtape cardigan in 4 different colors, all size Small: black, brown, green, and purple. I love these. I'm 5'1" (135 lbs) so they are a bit on the long side, but this is perfect for me when I'm teaching (they cover my bum in skinny jeans - important when teaching undergrads). The sleeves are also a bit long, but I like my sleeves to come down to my thumbs. They are high quality, durable through several washes, with very little color fading. One complaint is that the shoulder/upper-arm stretches out a bit during the day, but that might be because I pull on the sleeves.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nighunto Size up for a still-slim and streamlined fit
Thanks to previous reviews, I had ordered a Medium, although I am an XS in tanks, XS / S in t-shirts & tops and an S in sweaters. I have strong shoulders, but a lanky 5'5" frame. In M the fit was spot on: long enough, yet slim and casually easy. Definitely love the lighweight, yet substantial feel of the knit and general multi-purpose style.
Alas, my color choice was all wrong. The neon melon color, although outside of my comfort zone, looked fun and subdued enough on my screen. Once on, it turned into a screaming tangerine and illuminated every single facial imperfection. Ouch. No more color adventures. I'll definitely reorder in a more classic hue.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rumi Cute cardigan that works as a v-neck top!
I ordered four colors because they were on sale. I kept the black, navy, and grey ones. I returned the blue because I felt it was too Easter egg looking for my style. The quality is fair for the price you pay, this isn't a high end cardigan, but the cotton is nice, smooth, stretchy, and soft. I don't care for how the black is a dull black and not a true black so it's hard to pair with some of my black tanks and other things from J Crew. I think it's a bit long for me (5'1) to we are a cardigan without looking matronly so I wear it is top with a camisole inside; and this seems to work better because it's not swinging behind me. I ordered a large because I know "perfect fit" from J Crew tends to be very snug and I wanted something that would not show off my body--however, this still is a little snug, but in a flirty way. I will wear this top for a casual date night to the movies or to the grocery story (cold produce isles).
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TT89 Love this sweater!
I fell in love with this sweater when I saw it on a fashion blog that I follow. I really liked that it was longer than some other cardigans and that it had pockets. The mixed taped piping gives it a nice touch, also. It goes great with many colors and I have worn mine to work with dress pants and with a dress. I purchased the neon melon color and it truly is a neon. Very bright! A great piece to add to your wardrobe for spring. I also just purchased the same sweater in grey :)
May 13, 2014