Is it just me or has Banana Republic been emailing out 40% off coupons every week? I'm not complaining... but they need to update their current collection already! Anyway, there wasn't a lot that interested me, but I used one of those coupons to order this Short Crinkle Trench in XSP:
I honestly wasn't really expecting too much, and I'm not really sure how I feel about it. Here's how it looks in various stages of belting:
My initial reaction was a probable no. The material is rather stiff, almost paper-mache like, and I don't like the fact that it's not lined. The fit is so-so, not terrible but not great. The belt actually falls a little below my natural waist. The sleeves are too long as always, but that's not a big deal. Here's the side view, unbelted:
The total came out to about ~$75, which is not bad, but I'm just not excited about it for some reason. My search for the perfect light trench continues...