I'm talking about the Café Capri in Harvest Tweed in the camel coral color choice. Hmm ... camel coral sounds pretty tame but as you can see from my close up pic, it's much closer to technicolor. With so much going on, I decided a plain white shirt was in order. Had considered a chambray to prove its universal appeal and try to knock off two objectives at once (read: making a dent into the many chambray/denim shirt reviews still to come). And here's why I couldn't make that work in the 4.5 minutes I had to get dressed before heading out the door:
- Of all the café capris I've tried recently, these are the most close fitting.
- The chambray shirt that worked from a tonal perspective was too oversized to tuck and too sloppy looking to leave untucked for wearing with the jacket; and incompatible with factor #1.
- Chambray seemed like too much texture for this
[But back to the capris ...] The technicolor tweed is a lot of texture and a lot of look! The fabric -- 35% polyester, 30% acrylic, 23% nylon, 12% wool -- is deceivingly lightweight, and probably a good thing since the dimensional pattern adds visual heft. The pants are well constructed and fully lined.
There're only one-and-a-half complaints I have. The cloth is loosely woven so it gets lumpy/bumpy after a day's wear. But! I forgive that as well as the non-natural fibers. Because they're a little wild. They are different. They are the things J.Crew does that keeps me coming back for more.
And I'm quoting Gigi again ... J.Crew, I can't quit chu!