Friday, April 10, 2009

J.Crew: Faille Maisey Jacket Review

This is J.Crew's Faille Maisy Jacket (item #11977), which originally retailed for $148, with select colors on sale now for $89.99. This jacket comes in a navy, natural, and dusty pink color. J.Crew describes the jacket as such:

Simple, sweet and detailed with pleats. Our designers gave it a classic fit with pleating at the waist seam for a flattering feminine shape and inverted pleats at the back. Cotton/poly/nylon. Rounded collar. Long sleeves. Vertical hidden pockets. Sleeves are lined. Hits at hip. Import. Dry clean.
I just sort of stumbled upon this jacket in-store, and I tried it on in the natural color. Here is the online picture of the natural color for reference.

The jacket fits true-to-size with a little wiggle room, I think. I think it looks a little shapeless from the front. The fabric is nice and moveable, and a little more durable than a regular cotton jacket.

From the side I think it's pretty cute. The bit of flare at the natural waist is cute. I also like the contrasting lining that you can see when you roll up the sleeves (navy, in my case).

I am not typically a fan of pleats - I don't own any pleated pants. But I thought the inverted pleats on the back were kind of cute, and made this jacket more interesting beyond being another neutral colored jacket.

The Boyfriend loved this coat on me - he thought it was really cute, so he ended up buying it for me! After I steam this jacket, I'll be definitely be wearing it around!

What do you think? Do you like this jacket? Do you already own it? Do you like the pleats?


ashley April 10, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

cute jacket. i like the pleats in the back. you should start posting what size it is you have on as well. :)

Cate April 10, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

very cute jacket! may have to go buy :D

Anonymous April 11, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

Adorable jacket but sizing is problematic. 6 fits in shoulders but sleeves too long and body too big. Just ordered the 4 -- hope it will work. Nothing but pink left in 2 and 0. JCrew sizing is all over the place in their tops. I wear a 0 bottom but tops could be anything from 0 to 6

JTS April 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

@Ashley - I have gone back and forth about posting sizes, I can never really decide (this is a 4 though, in case you were curious).

@Cate - Did you pick it up? I was just okay with it on the hanger, but I thought it was cute on. Plus the BF liked it, so that is always a plus :)

@Anon - I hope the sizing worked out for you! I have the same issue with shoulders vs. body sometimes, it makes it hard to shop online! I didn't see the pink one in-store, but I saw it online, and I really like it!

Cate May 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

i actually just bought this jacket for 39.99! over a month after i said I wanted it. lol

JTS May 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

Cate - yay! I'm glad you were able to get it, and what a steal! :)

Anonymous May 30, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Thank you for your positive review on this jacket. I just received the Maisey jacket which I purchased online ($39.99) in dusty rose and LOVE it. I'm very tall and it fits well-- good sleeve length too. It has a sort of a modern, (but hip and fun) Mary Poppins look, very feminine. I wore it with a summery, lightweight/sheer J Crew long cotton scarf (it added some interest over the jacket) and a long, gauzy, taupe skirt with the spearmint, JCrew scoop neck perfect-T and got lots of compliments on the jacket. It seems to be very well made and a great price too. I'm glad that I made the purchase.

JTS June 4, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

Hi Anon - thank you! I'm glad you found the review useful. Your outfit sounds really cute! I'm glad you were able to get this, and especially at the sale price!!