Last year, I had purchased the toggle coat in brilliant frame color from the Crew (a review here). Unfortunately, I had to size up as J.Crew did not offer a tall size. Well, this year, the toggle coat is back in four colors: navy, henna red, turquoise, navy and olive green. Also, the wool is Melton this time …which appears to be a medium thick wool used for blankets and old military uniforms per this link.
Now, below is a review and if you are interested into purchasing my vibrant flame toggle coat from last fall, email me 😉 Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the Collection Harper Calf Hair flats by J.Crew. Stay tuned!
Sissi’s Weekly Review – 20th October 2014 2014
What: Melton Toggle coat by J.Crew
Season: Fall 2014
Material: 95% wool and 5% poly outer, 100% poly lining
Quality: Very Good. The wool is warm and high quality, and slighter thicker than last year’s toggle coat version. The henna color is a deep orange in my opinion, very autumnal.
Fit: True to size. The tall size is a much better fit for me, went with my regular tall size and the shoulders are well in place and the hood covers my big head. The sleeve length is ok, I still feel the sleeves could be longer but this version looks more decent on me than last year’s coat. Zippers and buttons add to the look.
Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…the promo is good but you may want to hold for sale, if it lasts.