One of the first posts I ever wrote for TME was My Search for the Perfect Barbour Jacket. Over a year later, I’m still in love with the ones I’ve found. Barbour jackets are timeless, beautiful, and last for years. SO, I wasn’t looking for something new until I came across J.Crew’s Quilted Field Jacket. It reminded me so much of a classic Barbour jacket — but could it be as good?
I had to compare the two and find out.
J.Crew v. Barbour: 2 Cute Quilted Jackets Tried & Reviewed
After ordering J.Crew’s jacket, I quickly realized that while both jackets have a similar design, their fabrics definitely differ. The J. Crew jacket has an incredibly soft, cotton-like feel while the Barbour feels like more of a waxed jacket. There is a significant price difference between the two as well: J.Crew’s jacket is on the lower-end. Personally, I feel that the level of detail, the slighter longer length, and the overall quality of the Barbour makes it worth the higher price tag.
You can’t go wrong with either, but let’s see which one is the winner this time…
Tried It: J.Crew’s Quilted Downtown Field Jacket
This jacket gives me all the weekend vibes. I absolutely love the cross stitching and gold hardware. It’s sustainable, too — made from a soft, responsibly grown cotton fabric as part of J.Crew’s Better Cotton Initiative. It has the perfect worn-in feeling and is all-around a great piece! It’s available in sizes XS-3X and fits TTS. Shop a few more J.Crew jackets I’m eyeing up, below!
The Winner: Barbour Annandale Quilted Utility Jacket
This is my classic Barbour jacket — I think it looks so timeless. It’s got quilted-diamond stitching and unlike the stand-up collar on J.Crew’s jacket, this has a great sit-down cord collar. It feels slightly more water-resistant than J.Crew’s as well. It’s my personal favorite between the two. I will note that the navy color I have is sold out in the Annandale style, but it is still available in tan! I’ve rounded up a few more Barbour options below in navy, too.
Well, I don’t know about you all, but I definitely have a crush on these quilted jackets from Barbour and J.Crew! Which jackets you have been loving lately? Stay warm, y’all!
XX – Kat
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