Monday, March 23, 2009

J.Crew: New Arrival - Print Shorts Review

These are J.Crew's new print shorts (item #12390), which I could not locate online, but saw in-store. I think they are about a 3" inseam, and have an allover print, with bright coral tones throughout.

These shorts fit true to size, although the fabric is a little stiff. I think it might soften up a bit after additional washes. As you can see from the side view picture, the pattern is all over, and has quite a bit of the coral-y pink in it.

I didn't notice this until I was writing this, but I'm not crazy about the way the back (and front, see above) patterns are the same panels side-by-side. I think I would have liked it better if shorts had the pattern more randomly.

Here is a close-up of the front pattern.

These shorts cost a whopping $68! I cannot wait to read J.Crew's description of these shorts to hear why they think these are worth $68 (I am guessing something about the fabric and the design). Because I wasn't crazy about the stiffness of the fabric and I didn't completely love these shorts (a requirement if I were to buy), I left these at the stores.

What do you think? Do you like these shorts? Do you think they are worth $68?


Christina March 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

Love the new arrival J.Crew shorts. I bet they end up going on sale. Def not worth $68.

JTS March 23, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

I would have considered buying them if they were cheaper, but $68 was too much for me!

Lake Nokomis March 24, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

Cute shorts, but not at $68...

ashley March 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

oh they're so cute! can't wait for them to go down in price!