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Refer to my review of the Chateau Parka here which is currently $219 after discounts. I have this jacket in dusty ginger from Holiday ’16 and in grey (below) from Holiday ’14. After wearing the grey color for a few seasons there is a tear in the inner lining where I sit down. I’ve noticed that the material also pills at the sleeves from the friction of swinging your arms back and forth and or where I carry my purse but you can use a fabric shaver to remove the pills easily. Check out my other J.Crew reviews here.
If you don’t need a coat right away then you may want to wait until after the holidays to get it since various sizes and colors will pop back in the early AM restocks. I got the dusty ginger color for $173.99 last year but I remember I bought the grey color for only 25% off the very first season it came out in 2014.
This parka style jacket is so popular that even Ann Taylor has a similar faux fur parka this season in both grey and black (I took the black color in my usual size 0P but more on that jacket in an upcoming post).
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I like this heather saddle color which is a camel color in person. Size 00 fit me well it has 23.5″ sleeves and it’s 29.5″ total length. This is a mid weight swingy coat that’s perfect for layering underneath since it’s not particularly warm on its own. I also like the size of the faux fur hood and I prefer hoods over wearing hats which I would probably drop and lose in a hot second. Note that unlike the regular J.Crew version this factory version’s faux fur trim on the hood is not removable.
I recently received a request to try on this Lodge jacket over the weekend and I first tired on size 0 regular but it wouldn’t zip up since the shoulders are narrow and the sleeves are snug. Size 2 regular fit me well with a sweater underneath. Note that I was wearing a dolman sleeve style poncho sweater which is difficult to wear under a coat comfortably since the extra material at the sleeves bunch up. For size comparison the body of this Lodge coat is still less roomy than size 00 of the Chateau parka that I was wearing that day over my outfit.
FYI. The LOFT sale will start as a 40% off sale soon and then switch to 50% off for Black Friday and it will finally be upgraded to include free shipping for Cyber Monday. Please keep an eye out on my Insta Shop
for more updates until the next post. Update 11/21: I received a few of my orders early yesterday so you may see me upload new photos and video clips to my Flickr as I work on a new post.
I finally got my hands on the grey version of the parka a few weeks ago, and am absolutely in love. I have the black version from 2014 I think, and held off on buying the coat again until this year because I just felt like the quality was going downhill, but the price remained the same. I sprung for it again this year because the wool content is back up to 80% and the fabric feels much nicer. In spite of the decreased wool content in last year's version, do you feel your ginger coat has/will hold up as well as your grey version?
@Leesooim I'm so happy to hear that! I checked both coats and they both have 79% wool despite being from different holiday seasons. My ginger coat is holding up well since I've worn it less due to getting it last January 2017. The lining is still in good condition too.
I know this is an old post but I was wondering if you tried the regular vs the petite? I’m 5’1 so I ordered the 0P and the sleeves feel a little short so I wondered if that’s why you got the 00 regular. Really the sleeves are probably “right” but I’m just so used to everything being a little big that it feels wrong.
I guess I should specify I mean the J Crew Chateau Parka 🙈
Hi Amber, I haven’t tried the Chateau parka in petite. J.Crew petite coat sleeves tend to be too short for me. I just ordered 3 colors in this year’s Chateau parka and size 00 fit me well. What was interesting is that the color I really wanted and kept (Hthr Acorn) fit me well but the same size in the other two colors (Vibrant Flame and Hthr Gold) felt snug so the sizing may be inconsistent. The Hthr Gold was a dark mustard color that I didn’t like at all. The J.Crew Factory Golden Yellow color in the Vail parka is so much nicer. Also, I ordered size 00 regular and the sleeves are 23.5″ in Hthr Acorn and 24″ in Vibrant Flame and Hthr Gold so the fit is indeed inconsistent between colors.
Hi I’m not sure if you can answer this but I’m trying to find this out. I’m considering buying a J crew chateau parka on eBay. I noticed some coats have a chain coat hook above the tag on inside and others have a strip cloth chain hook. Do you know why ? I was wondering if the one with the cloth hook was a factory coat . Thanks for any feed back
Hi Amy, Great question! I own 3 J.Crew Chateau parkas over the years including one from last year and all of mine have a chain coat hook. I have a bow collar wool coat from J.Crew Factory and that one has a strip cloth hook. I hope that helps!