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  1. AGinDC says:

    Ha! I totally agree. In fact, I'm wearing a Jackie cardi as I agree with you that they are an absolute must. There is almost never a day when I don't at least throw one in my bag just in case. Best $62 ever spent.

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  2. S says:

    Ha, I'm actually wearing this exact cardigan. Color and all. Got it on sale for $40 on Friday.

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  3. prosecutordc says:

    Unfortunately (and I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem)…but I can't get this cardigan sized right. The medium seems a tad small and the large a tad too big. And after its washed, I find the banding along the bottom gets messed up (despite ironing) and just looks weird. I just don't feel like the material wears very well. This is extremely disappointing since its a great idea for a cardigan and I do find a shorter version to be very useful. Has anybody else had similar difficulties? Perhaps its just the color (purple) I bought…or last years model (and this years one is better?)


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  4. anon says:

    Does anyone else have a problem with the button holes on this cardigan looking huge and stretched out? Every time I've tried one on, it looks like it's been through a war. Does it go away after washing?

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  5. Miranda says:

    I will take one in every color please! It's a great basic, thanks for sharing.


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  6. Ms. B says:

    Definitely,..one in every color!

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  7. Kim says:

    Prosecutor, I'm with you as far as the being between sizes. The medium is slightly too small and the larger is too big/not fitted. I have a few in both sizes because I really want them to fit, but it's just not sized for me.

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  8. D says:

    I have several of these, and they do not wear well…I wish they did because they are my absolute favorite cardigan but after a few washes they stretch out and the material gets pilly.

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  9. prosecutordc says:

    A little research in my lunch break revealed that JCrew has a stepped up version of the jackie cardigan called the jenna cardigan. Its merino wool (so perhaps not great for summer) and its a bit pricer but it looks similar (i.e. is cropped) and I just bet it wears better. Incidentally, I've never had a problem with a sweater before from JCrew so I was surprised how quickly the jackie cardigan loses its shape.

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  10. Belle says:

    I ruined one hand washing. Now I dryclean them. Makes all the difference.

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  11. Charleigh says:

    I love cardigans. Belle, I know that you had a posting about this, how women on C. Hill tend to make fashion faux pas by putting a cardigan over everything and calling it a work outfit, but it is surprising how well it actually works in most cases.

    Some of my dresses are either yes, a little too dressy, or not quite dressy enough to pull a cardigan over and waltz into work, but a majority of those in between dresses look absolutely adorable with a nice cardigan or shoulder shrug over with a high waist belt.

    That said, re: the posts above and the unfortunate durability-factor of most cardigans out there, no matter what the inside label might say about machine wash cold gentle cycle, lay flat to dry, I exclusively have my cardigans dry-cleaned. Sometimes the extra money every couple of weeks is absolutely worth it vs. buying a new cardigan every couple of months (plus it doesn't hurt that we have a dry cleaning delivery service here at the office).

    So when in doubt, dry clean only.

    March 1, 2011/Reply