Wednesday, May 6, 2009

J.Crew: His Derby-Stripe Shirt Review

This is J.Crew's His Derby-Stripe Shirt (item #97335), which originally retailed for $69.50, and select colors are now on sale for $39.99.  This shirt is alpha-sized, and is available in shell, dove grey, and blue.  J.Crew describes the shirt as such:
Our favorite boyfriend shirt in new stripes. Looks like you borrowed it from him—but we're in love with the way it goes with a skinny pant. Cotton broadcloth. Point collar. Long sleeves. Chest pocket. Box pleat at back yoke. Shirttail hem. Relaxed fit. Hits at low hip. Import. Machine wash.
I tried this on once before, but in a small, and it was huge, so I left it behind (plus it was a little pricey for an oversized shirt).  I tried it on this time in an extra small, and in the shell color.  The extra small is still a bit big, but I think that is the style.  To be honest, I think I would have preferred it a teeny bit smaller - I realize that big and loose and masculine cut is the point, but it's almost too big and loose.

I like the pink strip color a lot.  The fabric is a nice, smooth cotton, and it is pretty light.  The shirt is a tad bit sheer, but since this would mainly be a casual look for me, I don't mind too much.  I did tuck this shirt in, but Balloon City!  I think I'll wear this untucked with a skinny belt, and then I can pair it with skinny capris or jeans.

I don't have a whole lot else to say about this one.  I think this shirt pulls off the "I borrowed this from my boyfriend" look rather well, and it is really comfortable.

I did pick this up.  I debated about it, as I already own some casual cotton shirts, but in the end, the sale price + the Mickey Card + the fact that those other cotton shirts are much heavier won out.  If you are looking for some styling tips, I want to say that FFM posted some, but I'm not positive.

What do you think?  Do you like this shirt?  Do you own it?  How would you style it?


RatsOnParade May 6, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

I just ordered this in my regular size (S) in Dove Grey last week - it hasn't arrived yet. I'm all for loose-fitting (as in, not skin tight), but if it's really as baggy as it appears, this one might be going back. Thanks for the review!

gigiofca May 6, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

Unbutton it one more -- not suggesting to show cleavage -- just create more of a v-neck. Roll up the sleeves. It will look so cute. It looks good as-is. Good purchase.

JTS May 14, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

RatsOnParade - Have you decided if you're keeping it yet? If you size down, it might be a little less baggy!

Gigi - Haha, that is a good tip - thanks! I would definitely wear this with the sleeves up - I don't even wear my sleeves unrolled for work :)

Striped shirts December 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM  

Great purchase I think anyway. Agree with gigiofca one more button as I like more of a v shape on striped shirts. It completes the look.