J.Crew Denim Jacket in Calyer Wash // Size Petite xxxs
Last year, J.Crew introduced a new size xxx-small to their regular sizing lineup, and this season they’ve begun rolling out it’s petite counterpart, size petite xxx-small. Whether you call it vanity sizing or not (there are so many x’s, I kept having to count every x I typed while writing this post…safe to say I consistently kept missing an x!), I’m pretty happy about it! I’ve definitely found myself swimming in J.Crew’s smallest sizes in the past, so if this new size pans out, I can see myself shopping J.Crew petites much more often! I’m an monstrous fall shopper, so I’ll be anxiously awaiting the fall lineup to try more in this size (a commenter from another post (Hi Suz!) praised the fit of this size in pants. Whoohoo!), but for now, I picked up denim jackets to see how the sizing runs in person.
The verdict…size petite xxx-small is pretty awesome! If you like fitted styles you have to check this one out. A nice small shoulder, fitted torso, and super slim arms (I added a bicep measurement because I can see a lot of people finding this too snug, especially if you plan to layer) had me a bit shocked as I slipped it on. In short…it just fits.
I’m also a big fan of this wash…it’s bleached out without falling into the dreaded acid-wash zone, with little bits of distressing. I think this light wash looks great against black, grey, and white (especially with the silver-tone buttons), which happens to be the bulk of what I want to wear these days. The details are kept classic, with buttons, pockets, and contrast stitching in all the right places. This one I’m keeping!
The approximate measurements of size Petite xxxs are as follows:
Sleeve Length: 20.5″
J.Crew Denim Jacket in Tyler Wash // Size Petite xxxs
This wash had very similar measurements to the Calyer wash, except I felt the sleeves were a tiny bit slimmer, and about a 1/2 inch shorter…not sure if this would hold true across this wash, or if sizing just isn’t uniform from jacket to jacket…maybe order two to compare just in case? I like the copper buttons against the faded blue for a more traditional/vintage looking jacket. I plan to return this one, since it’s so similar to my American Eagle Outfitters version, but no promises if I won’t pick it up if I happen to catch it on a good sale.
American Eagle Outfitters Denim Jacket in Medium Rinse // Size xxs
For comparison, here’s my American Eagle Outfitters denim jacket. It’s a bit darker than the J.Crew Tyler wash, with silver-tone buttons instead of copper. My one gripe is the little side/back button is useless and just for show…not that I’d use it, but I like heritage/traditional details, and having only one button back there defeats the purpose and just screams “cost cutting!” to me.
As for a fit comparison, the AEO jacket has the same small shoulder, but is a little roomier and longer everywhere else. This one is a great value option if the J.Crew prices feel steep. I’m pretty happy with this one, which is why I’m passing up on the J.Crew Tyler wash version for now.
The approximate measurements of size xxs are as follows:
Sleeve Length: 22.5″