While I was reading the May issue of W, a fluffy Moncler Gamme Rouge jacket caught my eye.
It reminded me of a rosette jacket from H&M’s recent Garden Collection.
Leaving price out of it, which jacket do you prefer?
Never Is the Next New Thing
The third pic is HOT!!! She’s gorgeous and the jacket & shorts are fantastic!!
From just looking at the images, I picked the H&M jacket. I prefer the color and the sleeve length. I’d have to look at the quality though. If the H&M one was crap I’d probably say neither. I’m trying to be better knowing the shapes that suit me and if I know it won’t then I won’t buy it.
I couldn’t agree more with Poochie. She said it all.
I’m with Poochie too. Normally, I’d always opt for the better one, but the H&M one looks really cute, but it might look like cheap drek in person. Have to see it upfront and in person. I don’t like the shape of the Moncler one…on me anyway. Might look great on another body type.
I really like the ad because it throws together three disparate looks/ideas: sweet, girly floral jacket, tough zippered biking pants, and . . . Caribbean beach. But I must say, I prefer the H&M jacket. But if you’re paying, I’ll take both!
Madeleine Gallay says
(my anti-spam word is bromance????? hmmmmm.)
LOVE the roses. I have lived years and years with the theory that … you never promised me a rose garden? fine, I’ll do one myself.
I do confess that I would immediately turn the Moncler rose jacket into a rose skirt.
The Preppy Princess says
Great post Miss Wendy, I actually voted for the Moncler, initially I thought I would go for the long sleeves on the H&M, but didn’t like the exaggerated shoulder so much.
I’ll be watching for the UPS man to drop off the Moncler, thank you. 🙂
The Moncler is too boxy, and not in a good way. I like the bow on the bottom, and that’s about it. The H&M just looks more…wearable.
That’s my $.02, anyways.
I love the concept behind both but the execution of neither. I think they’re both far too boxy and bulky. I am, however, very hourglass-shaped, so I’m petrified of anything that dimensional without aggressive waist shaping.
I particularly dislike the sleeve length on the Montcler version, though.
a stylized hysteria says
Yeah, I agree with the masses. The H&M version has a more wearable shape and is more tame. BUT the color of the Moncler is waaaay prettier.
La Historiadora de Moda says
I love a short-sleeved jacket, but I also love the bright red of the H&M jacket and think I like it’s texture better. In my fantasy world, I have both, as well as more of your fucking amazing jewelry.
deja pseu says
Both my eye and wallet gravitate toward the H&M version. I like the cut and sleeves on H&M jacket. but it’s not like any H&M near here will ever carry it. :-p
Well, isn’t this just fashions ultimate predicament? Lower priced chains knock off high-end designers so quickly, it makes ones head spin. As I’m completely against this aspect of this industry, it pains me to say that I did, in fact, vote for the H&M jkt. It is actually more wearable in my opinion.
I really dig the color of the Moncler, but the shape of the H&M. That’s why I voted for “If you’re paying, I’ll take both!”
I wish I could see those photos in W for myself, but I can’t, because those clowns haven’t sent the last two issues! I subscribed, I got an issue, and then . . . NOTHING. I contacted customer service. We’ll see what they do about it. If they don’t fix the problem, I’ve got a chicken who could use a special pecking project.
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
I’m being very contradictory here… I don’t shop at H & M and normally wouldn’t choose it, but judging from the pictures it looks far less bulky than the Moncler. But, I do love the texture on the Moncler, and I know it would be something you’d treasure for ages as opposed to the H & M which could be dodgy. So I’m actually no help even though I voted for the H&M based on silhouette alone. (;
Die Konigin Der Herzen says
Wendy, if you see the H&M roses jacket in NYC somewhere and wouldn’t mind picking one up for me, I will airmail you dinero tomorrow — I simply MUST HAVE IT (and I won’t be back until mid-May).
the moncler is much more amazing, but i like the red of the h&m one more. hope you had a great weekend. mwah.
I love the color of the Moncler, but I do love the cleaner look of the H&M variant. That said, none really grab me; not really into flowers that much.
sharon rose says
Hi there-I’m loving the H&M jacket for the colour and cut and texture, the Moncler one is more uniquely stylish though!!
|tex| fashion butter says
I like the shape of the H&M one more, but I wish it wasn’t made out of tissue paper and chewing gum.
Fashion Butter gets an A+ for that comment.
ohhh i love voting polls! fun fun fun! i voted for Moncler! i like the texture of it, the h&m is cute too but i like that the texture of the moncler would add depth to an outfit
I love the Moncler jacket. You’ve mentioned their bags before I think – am off to check them out!
pretty face says
By far the Moncler. The colour, the sort of furriness, the shorter sleeves. But then I do have this annoying habit of choosing the most expensive option. xx
Couture Carrie says
I love the H&M jacket!
Make Do Style says
I’m a big tick for the Moncler – love the colour and cut xx
elena daciuk says
moncler had me just for the color…rich and vibrant…although the shape of the h&m looks better…but again…it’s a picture…walking into h&m…i am sure i would find a whole lotta wrong with it…just sayin… =)
i smiled when i read your first sentence…i am constantly perusing some issue of some magazine…and “something” catches my eye…which explains my pile of ripped out “inspiration” pages…
Ah Wendy B… <3 🙂
Miss Janey says
Miss J likes both, tho is probably too busty to pull off either w/o looking extremely round all over.
U are right! 🙂 What a great alternative at H&M, but I really love the Moncler jacket, especially the color. 🙂
Maybe the one from H&M…the red is more red…
this jacket is really the last obsession…it is everywhere!
Hi Wendy, thanks so much for visiting my site. I LOVE your minx nails. I couldn’t comment on the top minx entry because the anti-spam word was invalid. Anyways, I just came here to comment and also say how amazing your jewelry is! Those rings are a dream come true.
miss cavendish says
The Moncler cut is boxier than the H&M, which reminds me of an 80s power jacket from Dynasty. But I’d take then both!!
Iron Chic says
I saw the H&M version in peach at the store.
I wass like, holy complex H&M!
I like the Moncler version better though just because I think the jacket is enough without the puff sleeves.
Reena x says
I totally can’t afford the Moncler, so I will have to say H&M I do love the shoulders on it
Moncler all the way for me, please. But that’s my cut. And I tried on the H&M jacket, it’s very cute for the price but nowhere near as fabulous as the Moncler.
Prêt à Porter P says
my vote goes to the h&m one.