J.Crew Tall Downtown Field Jacket

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket – Out and About

It was unseasonably perfect today with a high of 60F/15C and lots of sunshine. This weather has me all giddy for spring and also makes me excited to wear my lighter jackets again like my J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket.

If you’re curious about size, I bought both a small and medium and ended up keeping the small. The jacket has a boxy fit, and I felt like I was swimming a bit too much in the medium.  Even though I have a small, don’t think that I don’t cram one (and sometimes two) layers under this jacket because…mmmhmmm…I definitely do.  The fabric weight is perfect for temps in the 40s-50 (especially with layers underneath) and low 60s over a light tank or tee.  The fabric itself is a bit stiff and “canvasy” (technical description from J.Crew website is “water-resistant waxed cotton”), but it’s definitely not uncomfortable AND it’s machine washable. Huzzah! I’m wearing the mossy brown color and the jacket also comes in black, navy and burgundy. Somebody hold me back from buying the navy color!

Since today’s weather provided me with a rare chance to wear the downtown field jacket in February, I started reminiscing about all of the ways and places I’ve worn it the past year.

Last spring, I fulfilled my long time dream of tulip gawking at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, and the jacket was just the ticket for the brisk spring day. Mad for tulips? Click here to see more photos of my visit to the gardens. 

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember seeing this outfit. I love the field jacket paired with this flirty floral black and white tank. And, lest you think I never wear the outfits I show on Instagram out the door, I’m also including a photo of me out and about in this look.

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket J.Crew Jacket

This jacket is not only good for spring. It’s also perfect in fall! I wore it over the outfit shown here while toodling around Zurich.

J.Crew Tall Downtown Field Jacket

For more pics and details, check out my original 2014 review of the jacket here.

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  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft February 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Great jacket!!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm


  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes February 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Great jacket! It sounds perfect for Germany – I bet you get so much wear out of it!

    Visiting the Netherlands in spring is on my “list.” Glad you went!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks! And you’re right – it is perfect for the rainy weather here. I hope you are able to make it to The Netherlands sometime soon. I would love to go back and explore more of the little villages and countryside.

  • Reply Meghan February 8, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Loving all the ways you styled it! I tried the burgundy, but didn’t love the color. I should it in this color!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thanks! Interesting about the burgundy color. Bummer you didn’t like it. I find this olive color (or “mossy brown” as J.Crew calls it) to be very versatile.

  • Reply Allison @ The Tall Mama February 8, 2016 at 11:01 am

    What a great jacket! I love how you’ve styled it. x Allison

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Allison!

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