I had the chance to get this beautiful jacket with a coupon for 20% off and free shipping from a very nice J. Crew aficionada from the JCA blog.
The jacket has an interesting irregular pattern of (almost) navy blue and white, and has two chest pockets and one small interior pocket on the left side. The fabric is 36% cotton, 32% acetate, 25% polyester and 6% linen. I love the subtle sheen of the fabric, which is not too much for day wear.
The lining is a different story. The body of the lining is cotton, while the sleeves are acetate. Why this, I have no idea, other than it has to be a cost-cutting measure. Read this article on the JCA blog about cost-cutting measures by retailers. At least it has a lining.
The two fabrics do not match perfectly in colour, as you can see below:
And here is the jacket on me:
The jacket has bracelet sleeves (read 3/4 length), and the fit is quite small -- similar to the Honey Tweed blazer, if you have that. I took a size 4 in this one, just as I did in the Honey Tweed.
Overall, I like this jacket and hope to wear it for a few seasons.
Do you have the Verona jacket? How do you like it?