Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 98
Rated 2 out of 5 by CollegeGirl Not the same as before
The material seems cheap as the pattern is printed onto the polyester vest. The lining is a light grey rather than black, so the contrast and style of the design is not as striking as the previous one. It does keep you warm. I am 5' 3" and weigh 128 lbs and ordered a small; there is enough space to wear a thick sweater since the shape is boxy not tailored at the waist. It is not worth it buy this model since they changed the materials of the vest entirely than the one from 2012. Bring back the previous vest please!
August 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kristin Cute Style - Poor Quality
Adorable style, but the quality is just not there. I expected it to be some sort of wool/tweed but it's actually a nylon-like shell with a herringbone pattern printed on it. It is also extremely thin. Runs large and boxy, I sized down a full size and it's still too large. So disappointed with this purchase and returned the vest.
August 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hill Disappointment
I could not WAIT to get home today as I knew that my vest was finally being delivered. Having missed the boat on this trend for the past few years, I was so happy to have finally caught it this time around. Excitement quickly turned to disappointment as soon as I opened the package. The quality is DEFINITELY NOT worth the price. The material is the same as you'd find at various big box retailers, only marked up about 5 times what you'd pay at a place like that. It's a shiny windbreaker-like material, with the pattern printed on there. There is no texture or anything to it. And the colors don't look anything like the picture on this page. The lining and trim are a light gray color rather than the dark shade that is portrayed here. All in all, this piece was a huge letdown, quite the opposite of what I've come to expect from J. Crew. Save your money. Stay away from this one.
August 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kaycee NOT Houndstooth, Looks Cheap
I've been eyeing this vest for a while now, and I finally made it mine last week. Upon opening the box I was really disappointed. The description doesn't say anything about it being a houndstooth PRINT on a nylon puffer vest. Not only that, it's a BLURRY print on a nylon vest. Maybe that's what "novelty" means?
In person this vest looks and feels really cheap. I returned it immediately. I didn't even try it on.
August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahtheShopper "THE" Vest
The fit is on the large side. I went down from my normal size small to an XS. The XS is still a bit loose but that gives you the option to layer & it's not so loose that it looks shapeless. The color on thisis definitely more of a slate gray herringbone with a gray trim. Still very pretty and a great neutral. I love that the hand pockets are trimmed in gray as well as it provides a nice contrast. The thickness and quality on this is good. These excursion vests are surprisingly warm on their own and even work layered under coats when the temps really start to drop. This vest looks great layered over sweaters, plaid button downs, striped long sleeve tees and turtlenecks, t-shirt dresses. denim button downs. There really isn't too much these don't go with in the fall. Overall, definitely recommend.
July 17, 2015