^ Ha. Look what I posted above. Little did I know...
So, then, now, I post this to advise anyone considering this sweater, and with some regret: After finally pulling the trigger and overnight shipping the j. crew spencer jersey collar cardigan I've been lusting after for months, it arrives today and I find, lo and behold, it's like two sizes way too big. I'm a Large. I fit perfectly in other L tagged stuff from J. Crew, even a little snug (I'm about 185 at 6'1" and trim/medium-muscular build). This is like XXL from Eddie Bauer, I swear.
I'm so disappointed I'm not even re-ordering. Just shipping back for a refund. Thank God, returns "are easy," except for the shipping costs I'll have to swallow.
What gives with this? Anyway, frankly, the zip/button sort-of-military-looking black cardigan I purchased from BR earlier in the season is much nicer looking and fitting.
Thing is, still missing in my wardrobe is a more "classic" kind of shawl-collar cardigan. So... I might reorder this in a medium or small later in the season after it's on sale. Also, apparently because of this particular wool blend, it is very s t r e t c h y . . . . Like, if you wore even an appropriately sized version, it would stretch beyond reason.
The model photos look great. The reality--not so much. Certainly not worth 150 bucks plus shipping, in my estimation.
Rant over. Please forgive "the tone."