Review: J. Crew Chambray ShirtsDecember 09, 2012
(There are numerous review posts scheduled for the coming weeks - the seemingly endless sales were too good to pass up. I'll try to intersperse them with sale updates and outfit posts.)
I bought my first chambray shirt (in recent memory) from H&M a few months ago and have worn it enough for me to consider an upgrade. On my friend Cat's recommendation, I ordered the J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt, a "classic" style for the retailer. On a hunch, I also ordered the Crewcuts Bow Shirt in Chambray and the J. Crew Faded Chambray Popover to try (I would've ordered the Selvedge Chambray Shirt and the Perfect Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot but both were out of stock in my size at the time).
In retrospect, I am glad I ordered additional options to consider. While the Keeper Chambray Shirt was a winner on its own, the other options exposed its shortcomings in a way that I couldn't have anticipated.
|Crewcuts Bow Shirt in Chambray | H&M Chambray Shirt | J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt | J. Crew Faded Chambray Popover|
|Wearing size 14|
|Keeper Chambray Shirt | Faded Chambray Popover|
The Faded Chambray Popover in Cabo Blue was exactly the color I was looking for. However, it was not available in petite so the length (both overall and sleeve) was a concern. In addition, the fact that it's a popover and not a shirt meant that it was more limited in versatility. I did like the color a lot and was also a fan of the collar.
|XXS measured 14" across the shoulder, 23.5" in sleeve length, 26" in total length, 27" in back length, 17.5" across the underarm|
|Wearing size 00P|
|J. Crew shirt, skirt + necklace, Uniqueen jacket, Zara bag, and Butter shoes|