Universal Standard's Pick-Of-The-Month: The Kate Twill Jumpsuit
By: Amanda Richards
Technically, the Kate Twill Jumpsuit is the reason why I work at Universal Standard. Not the only reason, of course. But the jumpsuit is what brought me to our original showroom on Greene Street in New York City, and what led me to having a conversation with co-founder Alex Waldman that would ultimately lead to me making the decision to come work for the brand.
A fateful jumpsuit, if you will.
I was working as the senior editor at a magazine at the time, and Alex invited me to have an appointment at the showroom to see how the process of working with a stylist actually went (tl;dr: it was amazing). During the appointment, I tried on the Kate Twill Jumpsuit in what was my typical Universal Standard size (L). Our large translates to a 20-22, but I didn’t like how the jumpsuit fit. Considering the cut, I really wanted to wear it oversized. At most stores, I’d have to hope they had one size larger (which they usually didn’t) and walk out empty-handed. But in this particular situation, I was able to size up to an XL, or 22-24. I still didn’t like how that one fit — it was loose, but not quite the billowy, far-too-large feel I’d envisioned. Looking back, I think I was going for “gay divorce who lives in Bearsville, teaches pottery classes out of her home, and refers to her scoby as a pet.”