Review: J. Crew Hacking Jacket–Heather Dark Grape

I’ve been eyeing the Hacking jacket since it was released on the J. Crew website. I initially ordered the Midnight Ocean color. I couldn’t figure out how it would fit into my wardrobe and my in-store PS didn’t like the color on me. So, we decided to try the Heather Dark Grape color. This color didn’t work on me either. And, I think the fit is off on me. I think I need to stick with the Schoolboy Blazer.

So, I exchanged the Hacking Jacket for this Schoolboy Blazer (I don’t see it online).

What do you think of this Schoolboy Blazer?

See the Hacking Jacket on AppGal, ShopwithM, LizPoms, Audrey Bella, and fshnonmymind



  1. Anonymous
    September 10, 2011 / 9:18 am

    I like the check on it and it doesn't look too shrunken on you, it looks great combined with the bright jumper, I look awful in dark clothes too, I'm trying to phase them out of my wardrobe.

  2. rynetta PhD
    September 10, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    Bourbon and Pearls, thanks!! I was a little worried about the length. That's the Betsy sweater underneath, and I agree, the brighter color makes it pop. Thanks SO much for stopping by!

  3. roevegas
    October 15, 2011 / 5:41 am

    I question the fit. The sweater is pulling in the bust area. The jacket also looks one size too small. Most people think the more snug something is, the better they look. On the contrary, it makes women look poured into their clothing. The blazer should button comfortably without puckering. Just my honest observation.

  4. rynetta PhD
    October 15, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Roevegas, I appreciate your honesty. Just so you know, I returned the Betsy sweater. I was concerned about the quality. And, this pic was a quick snap. The jacket fits really well. I absolutely refuse to wear clothing that does not fit properly, because as you point out, I don't want to look "poured" into it! Thanks for stopping by!

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