As I mentioned in my June Wants and Buys post, I saw the Esby Duffy Jumper on Brianna here and fell in love instantly. I had to try this out. Buuuut I definitely did not want to spend $298 on it, so I searched for it secondhand on good ole’ reliable: eBay. And lucky me, there was one in this denim blue color for half the price and in my size (or what I guessed was my size). Brianna got it in an XS and even though she’s skinnier and taller than me, I figured an XS would fit since it’s a drawstring waist and oversized to begin with.
So what do you think?
I’m wearing my favorite heels here (Everlane’s Day Heel Mule) and the hem is still grazing the ground. If I loved this jumper I would consider hemming it to better fit my 5’4” frame. I do like the wide legs bottom and the flattering sleeves. However there are a couple other things I dislike about the jumper so I rather sell it than alter it in hopes of making it fit me and my current wardrobe. The main thing I dislike it the neckline. It’s either a little too high-up for my liking or worn in reverse, it’s waaay too low for comfort.
The material (a 90% cotton, 10% linen blend) is quite heavy and thick, which isn’t great for the super hot summers here (100% linen is better). And although the heavy material provides a nice drape, I can also see it being a huuuge pain in the ass to keep from touching the ground when using the bathroom (also due to the wide legs). And since there’s no give to the fabric, when I wear it with the round collar forward it kind of feels like it’s choking me. Overall, this jumper is just not for me. Which is too bad too since I really wanted to like this US-made ethical brand. I just have a feeling their stuff may be made for women who at least 5’7” or taller. Or just be ready to alter their clothes to fit.