Hi Ladies! It's been a busy weekend for me. I'm in the midst of moving and getting my apartment together. Can you tell from the pictures. it's a new background! LOL. So this is going to be a (kinda) short review because I don't have internet set up yet (and oh how much I miss the internet!). But thank god for the Starbuck across the street for free wi-fi!
It was a tough choice deciding between the Double-cloth Lady Day coat and the Double-cloth Metro Coat. The quality of both coats are fantastic with lining inside and reinforced buttons.
Here are the side by side pictures of both coats.
(On the left) J. Crew Petite double-cloth lady day coat with Thinsulate. 00P. Color hthr majestic. $234.75 after 25% discount.
(On the right) J. Crew Petite double-cloth metro coat with Thinsulate. 00P. Color hthr caramel. $238.50 after 25% discount.
The fit of both coats are very similar with the exception of the Metro Coat being a tad wider in the waist and the sleeves being a smidgen shorter. I feel that both coats are roomier in the torso as compared to the sleeves. The sleeves are fitted throughout and can probably accommodate a long sleeve blouse & cardigan or just a chunky sweater alone. Anything more than that would look bulkier in the arm area. On the other hand, the torso area of both coats can accommodate a long sleeve blouse, a cardigan and a chunky vest. If both coats' sleeves were a little looser or the torsos were a bit tighter, I think it would make the coat more proportionate. I hope that makes sense.
J. Crew Double-cloth Lady Day Coat (with Thinsulate) (00P):
Shoulders 13"/Sleeves 21.25"/Bust 16"/Waist 13.5"/Length 34.5"
J. Crew Double-cloth Metro Coat (with Thinsulate) (00P):
Shoulders 13"/Sleeves 21"/Bust 16"/Waist 14.5"/Length 34.5"
Another comment I wanted to make is that although the coats are embedded with thinsulate, I still don't think it's warm enough. I think it's fine for 50 degree SF winter weather. If I lived in an area that snows (like 30 degree weather or lower), I honestly don't think this coat will be warm enough.
So which coat did I keep??
I decided to keep the J. Crew Petite double-cloth lady day coat with Thinsulate because of the slimmer waist and the longer sleeves. I also thought the color was just beautiful and I currently don't have anything like it in my closet. If the Metro coat goes on sale more, I might consider picking it up again.
Also check out a number of reviews of Lady Day Coat (from 2010) on Alternations Needed Forum.