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Review : J. Crew Coats : Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench / Wool Melton Duffle Coat / Long Belted Puffer / Wool Melton Toggle Coat

I live in a part of the world where four months of harsh winter is the norm and for that I give myself a free pass on gratuitous coat purchases. For the brave, winter mornings are a time to show their mettle but for me, the first step--getting dressed--is the most difficult. Little things like pretty coats make a marked difference for me on especially trying days.

My first stop this fall was J. Crew, known for their extended sizes, fresh colors, and classic lines. Prices have gone up again this winter but are still affordable relative to coats of comparable quality.

As the owner of four Lady Day Coats (reviewed here), all of which continue to look new despite repeated wears, I deliberately  stayed away from the style in search of (a little) variety.

At bat is the Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench, as timeless a design as coats come. This is a style that J. Crew has offered three or four winters now so I was slightly disappointed to learn that only three basic colors--navy, camel, and wine--were offered this year. I can see it being stunning in emerald green or dark khaki.

What I like about this coat is that there are no extraneous details; it doesn't aspire to be more than just a "classic wear-with-all piece" and I appreciate its simplicity. The design is probably a little too monotonous for those with more adventurous styles but I am a fan.
J. Crew Wool-Cashmere Icon Trench in Navy | Size Petite 00
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