I originally bought this when Rae first posted about this Spiegel jacket, so I bought it at the $60 price. My size (4) was not available when the jacket went to $29 so I didn't re-order it then. (I also have a 6, but the 4 feels pretty huge as it is). I'm thinking that I am going to return them both though--I am just not sure about the wide lapels and whether this looks too tomboy on me. I'm showing it open, partially snapped and fully snapped (there are 3 snaps). I thought this might help those of you who are considering or ordered this jacket, to see it on me. Please excuse the loungewear, this is not styled at all.
However, I already have a black leather jacket from Tahari (7-8) that seems more consistent with my ladylike style. I don't know what craziness came over me that I felt like I needed to get another jacket. Lemming sale goggles, I guess. Moral of the story is if you're already happy with what you've got, do not duplicate, despite how good of a deal it seems. What do you think? Do you agree with my assessment?
1-6. Spiegel black leather jacket
7-8. Tahari black leather jacket (already own)
ETA: I did post on Style Exchange a while back on MNSara's thread that I have a 4 and 6 available--nobody seemed interested but I thought I'd do a last call before I ship them back. I got them for $60 though, so they weren't the screaming $29 deal.
ETAA: I also ordered several tops from Spiegel and they're all going back--100% polyester and they feel really cheap with terrible handfeel. I am normally totally unaware of fabrication issues (I will happily wear poly) but just wanted to let you know that even I didn't like the way these felt. The jacket feels OK, definitely not as soft as my Tahari or my new L148 leather jackets which are both buttery soft, but I would have been OK with it if the style fit me more.
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