Tuesday, April 7, 2009

J.Crew: French Terry Hoodie Review

This is J.Crew's French Terry Hoodie (item #12661), which originally retailed for $68, and was on sale at my local store for $49.99 (I think). It was available in white and at least grey, I think.

This sweatshirt fit true-to-size, and was a little longer than I'm normally used to for hoodies. There was a little wiggle room in my regular size, so depending on how you would wear this, you could consider sizing down. The french terry fabric was a nice balance between thick and thin, but I can't say it's really soft or plush.

I was not crazy about the flap pockets on the front of the sweatshirt. I prefer off- or on-seam pockets with hoodies, and these are just okay to me. I do like the cuffs on the sleeves though - they are a nice change from your standard ribbed cuff.

I actually only own one white hoodie (an emergency purchase), and I rarely wear it because I'm always worrying about it getting dirty. The hoodie looks fine from the back - the hood looks puffy in this picture, but I think that's normal for hoodies.

This was another piece The Boyfriend really liked, but I didn't completely love it, so I left it behind. As a sidenote, I did end up picking up the French Terry Cardigan on another trip, so I mainly left this hoodie behind because of the design (and a little because of the price), not the fabric.

What do you think? Do you like this hoodie? Do you own any of J.Crew's French Terry items?

4 comments:

toast April 7, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

I've never experienced J.Crew's French terry, but I agree with you that the flap pockets aren't that flattering. :( I also owned only one white hoodie before, and it ended up turning pink in the wash. Oops!

ashley April 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

looks huge! thanks for the review.. looks like a pass for me.

JTS April 9, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

@toast - Hehe, I love your story. I just washed some red napkins, and they bled all over our bath towels!

@ashley - it does run a little large, but I tried on the French Terry Cardi in a size smaller, and the arms were too tight for my personal preference.

Ringspun March 5, 2011 at 12:10 AM  

That hoodie looks nice.

Ringspun Hoodie