Review: Toggle coat – part 2

Last year, I had purchased the toggle coat in brilliant frame color from the Crew (a review here).  Unfortunately, I had to size up as J.Crew did not offer a tall size.  Well, this year, the toggle coat is back in four colors: navy, henna red, turquoise, navy and olive green. Also, the wool is Melton this time …which appears to be a medium thick wool used for blankets and old military uniforms per this link.

Now, below is a review and if you are interested into purchasing my vibrant flame toggle coat from last fall, email me 😉 Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the Collection Harper Calf Hair flats by J.Crew. Stay tuned!

Sissi’s Weekly Review – 20th October 2014 2014


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What: Melton Toggle coat by J.Crew

Season: Fall 2014

Material: 95% wool and 5% poly outer, 100% poly lining

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Quality: Very Good.  The wool is warm and high quality, and slighter thicker than last year’s toggle coat version.  The henna color is a deep orange in my opinion, very autumnal.

Fit: True to size.  The tall size is a much better fit for me, went with my regular tall size and the shoulders are well in place and the hood covers my big head.  The sleeve length is ok, I still feel the sleeves could be longer but this version looks more decent on me than last year’s coat.  Zippers and buttons add to the look.

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Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…the promo is good but you may want to hold for sale, if it lasts.

J.Crew Review: Convertible Toggle Coat

Another 40% item (the code “TAKENOTE” is still valid): the Toggle Coat in brilliant flame.  J.Crew does not offer the coat in Tall, so I chose one size up for extra length.

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Pros: gorgeous color, a very bright orangish red. Mid length, great quality, versatile with the zipper to remove the hood for a different style.  Also, a hidden zipper in addition to the buttons in the front.

Cons: The hood does not leave much space to fully cover your head (unless I simply have a big one 😉 ); the price tag is high considering the coat is a mixture of wool and polyester, without thinsulate lining for added warmth.  In fact, the coat is pretty light weight, I would say the Majesty Peacoat is much warmer, with a softer wool.

Fit: I’d say true to size for regular; if you are taller than average, I’d recommend to go one or two sizes up to get a decent length in the sleeves.

Material:80% wool and 20% nylon with 100% polyester lining

Sissi’s verdict: final sale so will keep. However, if you are interested in the look, you may want to consider the Runswick Duffle by Jack Wills.  You can see the coat on ClassyGirlsWearPearls as well.

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