I got a silk Equipment top recently (remember that Refinery29 Reserve deal from Otte NY? I still had one left for $200, so I was able to get the top for just $10) and now I’m obsessed with silk tops (in spite of their relatively high-maintenance). My friend Sydney is perpetually obsessed with silk, but I’m just becoming a convert. I’m not entirely convinced that the Equipment shirts are worth their hefty price tag though, especially since J Crew has a comparable version for $98.
Since I haven’t tried the J Crew blouse yet, I can’t really compare the two accurately but besides the price, I like that it’s a bit longer so it stays tucked in better. I haven’t really had a big problem with my Equipment top staying tucked in, but I like the idea. But Equipment definitely has J Crew beat in terms of colors; I LOVE the Peacoat & Wine colors available at Shopbop.
Equipment DOES go on sale (there are some good colors on sale at Shopbop), but not normally for below $150 or so. And I’ve never seen the more “classic” colors on sale, so the J Crew Blythe is very appealing, especially since I want a silk top in EVERY color imaginable now…
Have you tried both Equipment & J Crew’s versions of the silk blouse? What did you think?