A crisp take on a modern anorak, this poplin piece features drawstrings at the waist and hem to cinch in the fit. Well constructed with a button-off hood, flap pockets, and hidden zip and snap closure, this is an oversized number in a trio of on-trend hues. Three-quarter length. Long sleeves. Crisp cotton poplin with a water-resistant finish. Unlined. Imported.
When (if ever) the weather warms up here, this will be a great lightweight jacket. The size 18 is fine for me--a little big, but I want to wear it over sweaters as well as thin layers. (Unfortunately, the garment measurements shown are for pants rather than tops.) Though this jacket is not meant for serious rain, the bright red will make it visible for long walks on cloudy days. I'll have to alter the sleeves: they're clearly sized for a taller person (I'm 5'5"), and the elastic cuff can be stretched but not made smaller without adding a big pleat. I might instead remove the elastic and turn up the cuff. I do wish that Garnet Hill would always include a photograph of long sleeves without the push-up to the elbows, which isn't how I would wear a jacket. By the way, although a small inside pocket isn't typical for lightweight jackets, it would be most welcome!