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Reviews: 45
Average Rating: 3.5
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Posted April 05, 2013
Straps equal fail
The straps on these are all kinds of awkward. One strap doesn't have any elastic - it was a bit tight. Oddly, all the other straps, which have elastic, were way too loose. These straps were so loose the elastic wasn't necessary. Uh, shouldn't the elastic straps, which can stretch, be tighter? The ankle strap was OK because it can be adjusted. If your foot is fatter, the fixed strap will probably be too tight. If you have thinner feet, the elastic straps will probably be too loose. I wear normal width shoes, so my feet are not especially thin; they aren't fat either. Also, they failed in making the box too. The box was falling apart: sections were falling off and glue was exposed underneath. I ordered these shoes from Shopbop and another color from another site. Both shoes had the strap and box problem.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Not for me
I liked the idea of the tone-on-tone look, but I didn't much care for the paneling in person. The denim was stiffer than I expected. I normally wear a 26, and ordered the 26 - it fit fine. In a dim restaurant or other location, I don't think the paneling would be noticeable.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Didn't do it for me
My husband liked these, but these just didn't do "it" for me. They seemed well-made. The hardware details are nice. I wear a 7.5 and the 7.5 fit fine. Nice shoes, but I wasn't moved enough for the cost.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted April 05, 2013
How did she get this thing on?
I thought this was different, and I'd give it a try. I wanted to wear it like the model. It is all one piece as shown - no way to disconnect anything. I could not figure out how to wear it like the model. I have a fairly small head, and I could not loop it over my head twice. There is no hardware to latch it, so how is this thing on her? If you have a normal-sized head, you will never be able to wear this like the model... unless you rig up something to latch it yourself. And who wants to do that? I paid for a completed necklace, not one I have to modify.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Sizing down was my mistake
Sometimes Jeffrey Campbell shoe sizes can be off. I sized down to a 7 instead of my usual 7.5 - a mistake. I could barely get my foot in the shoe. It really seemed more like a 6.5 than a 7. I exchanged for my usual 7.5. The length is fine, BUT now the strap across the front is too loose - much more so than I would expect when going up only half a size. I like the style: the ankle strap, the acrylic, and especially the mesh... so I'm trying to work it out. Hopefully, adding a foot pad for the ball of the foot will make the strap fit more snugly. I thought the mesh might be a little stretchy, but it is fairly stiff. BTW, the ankle strap closes with Velcro. Also, this appears to be a new (at least to me) Jeffrey Campbell line - "Great Moments"
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Hmmmm - Send in the clowns?
I really liked the coloring and materials. The shoes come with both red and turquoise laces - a nice touch. However, when I looked down, the front of the shoe seemed so wide: they made me feel like I had on clown shoes. Too bad, because I really wanted to keep these. Oh, and I normally wear a 7.5, but ordered an 8 because the 7.5 was unavailable. The 8 seemed to fit fine lengthwise. So, you might want to consider going up a half size, especially if you are between sizes. The shoe was a little wide, but not too much.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted April 05, 2013
Cute, but two problems
First, the straps did not secure the shoe adequately for me. There was too much side-to-side movement. Every time I stepped down, my foot landed in a new place in the shoe. My foot is not really narrow (I wear regular width shoes), but I have had this problem before. If my foot was fatter the side straps would probably have prevented this problem. Second, the cute chevron "flaps" did not lay properly. When I looked at the shoes in the mirror and from the side, the chevrons jutted up/out in an odd way. They just wouldn't lay flat. Again, this might not be an issue on a different foot. Ignoring these issues: the shoes were cute, though not as cute as I expected them to be.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted January 14, 2013
I like it, but...
I really like the style of this jacket. The fabric isn't quite as thick/structured as I expected, however. Based on the pictures, I thought it was more...fluffy? Instead it has some drape to it and is soft. The fabric reminds me of boucle - it is fairly loosely woven and has "nubs." I wonder if this will make it prone to being snagged. The jacket I received looks like it has a snag or two, but I like it so much I think I may keep it anyway. The hardware is brassy in color but muted. The snaps at the collar and waist are (a bit too?) easy to pull apart. Jacket looks good in variations of closed/open. Note that when zipped and depending on how the jacket is worn, the zipper can tend to bulge. I purchased size 1 and usually wear XS to S. The fit is very good. I was surprised about one thing: the back hem is curved and dips lower than the front. That was not obvious to me because of the way the model is wearing the jacket.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Sophisticated, stylish, edgy
I love Helmut Lang's style, and this item is no exception. It is simple, but so sophisticated. The fabric is not as high a quality as one might expect, but it is soft and for the most part drapes well. I've tried this in size S and XS - neither fit completely to my liking. The small was a bit baggy/droopy. The XS fit in the shoulders (sometimes an issue for me) and body, but the sleeves were tight. I typically wear size XS to S. The sleeves on the XS were almost uncomfortably tight with a long sleeved shirt underneath. Also, there was a lot of friction making it difficult to get the jacket on over the sleeves of my shirt. I can only see wearing this with short or no sleeves underneath. The curvaceous asymmetrical hem gives this jacket a cool, edgy feel. I can see that this might pick-up lint. In fact, I had to pick lint off of the jacket after taking it from the bag.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted January 14, 2013
Grrr... It flips
The necklace is pretty. The silver chain is delicate and has a nice gleam. The stones in the bar glitter much more than I expected and, thus, the necklace looks more expensive than it is. Some of the stones are not set completely straight, and the imperfections can catch the eye if light hits it the right way (or wrong way - lol). My main problem is that the stones are on one side (expected), but the bar easily flips to the other side. I tried it on for less than 5 minutes and had to flip it over at least 3 times. For the money, it wasn't worth the hassle to me.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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