Review ~ J. Crew Minnie/ Banana Republic Sloan/ Ann Taylor Cropped

Below I have pictures and a comparison chart of the following pants (from left to right):

  1. J. Crew Minnie Pant in Stretch Twill
  2. Banana Republic Sloan Fit Slim Ankle Pant
  3. Ann Taylor Bi-Stretch Skinny Cropped Pants

JC Minnie Stretch Twill

BR Sloan Fit Ankle

AT Bi-Stretch Cropped

Fabric

Cotton/ Spandex

(thinner & very stretchy)

Viscose/Cotton/Spandex

(stiffer, still pretty stretchy)

Rayon/Cotton/Spandex

(thinner & stretchy)

Sizing

I took 00p (size down)

I took 00p (size down)

I took 0p (tts)

Colors

Stunning. Love the deep green

Very pigmented

Basic classic colors

Very pigmented

Small variety

Black and cobalt seem faded

Price

$89.50 (paid $75)

$89.50 (paid $55)**

$78.00 (paid $55)

Pros

Extremely comfy (best of 3)

Keep shape well

Stunning colors!

Belt loops

Fairly comfy, thicker fabric

Keeps shape very well

Awesome neutrals

Belt loops

Very comfy

Keeps shape decently well

Perfect length

Cons

Dry clean

Price (could wait for sale)

A little too short (about an inch shorter than the others)

Dry clean

TTS gave wrinkly crotch

Hook & eye closure is a little bulky in the front

Dry clean (but I washed them and it turned out fine)

Faded colors

No belt loops

Side notes on customer service (extremely important to me):

  • **Banana Republic – I originally ordered a size 0P with my 40% off code. Sadly, they were too big. I called customer service and they were nice enough to let me return these to store and place another order in the 00P. They then asked if I needed anything else with the 40% off, even though it was originally a one item use code. Sure, I’ll get them in another color! So now I have the pretty taupe and the navy.
  • J. Crew – Customer service is hit or miss with them. I went in store to get the extra 15% off with the student discount. I wouldn’t expect any extra favors from them.
  • Ann Taylor – Good CS in general. I like that they have the email option. I always use that if I end up talking to an incompetent person. Like the other day when I accidentally ordered $174.76 and they wouldn’t wave the shipping (free over $175). When I emailed them, they credited my account.

Let me know if it would be beneficial to compare measurements!!

I can also take closer up pics to show the details more clearly (different seams, closures, etc)

I’ll update with my favorite after a few more wears 🙂