A classic cardigan that's as soft as your most comfy broken-in tee. Pima cotton/lightweight Modal® rayon. Slim fit. V-neck. Long sleeves. Patch pockets. Hits at low hip. Import. Machine wash.
I tried this cardigan on in a size small, and it looked really big on the rack. It fits pretty big in real life as well. Looking at the model pictures, it looks like it's supposed to be on the looser, more casual side, but I think this much sizing discrepancy is a little ridiculous. I would size down at least one size in this sweater - I didn't get a chance to (was sick of trying on clothes at this point), but I'd be curious if an XS would be too big, too.
I mean, honestly, look at how loose this cardigan is! Instead of looking cute and casual, which I think was the intention, it comes across as sloppy and way too carefree. The only place I think i would ever wear this is lazing around the house, when I'm not giving two figs about my appearance.
I will give this sweater a ton of points for being super nice and soft. I know there are some who turn their noses up at manmade materials, but I am not one of them. One of my favorite fabrics is probably rayon (nice, smooth rayon), and I also love Modal. The sweater is on the lighter side, and it moves nicely. I just don't think it's that flattering, even from the side. It just sort of hangs there, and gapes. It's also pretty long, and normally I don't mind that too much, but because it's so loose, I don't think the length works for me on this sweater.
I did not like this cardigan. I think it is sad looking, and too unstructured to be so long, especially with those pockets. I also felt like a grandma (actually a grandpa) wearing this, which is never a good thing. I do think the sweater is a really nice, soft, lounge sweater, and would probably look great on others in the right size.
What do you think? Do you like this sweater? Have you seen it or tried it on? What do you think of J.Crew's recent bunch of long, grandpa-like cardigans?