Rated 4 out of 5áby offhegoes Great Jacket For Travel, Order a Size Smaller
Bought this for an upcoming personal trip as I needed something I could wear with jeans or business attire that had substantial pocket space. This was a great pickup, I would have paid full price but lucked out and got it while on sale. Read some of the reviews and decided to order a 40 reg instead of what I usually wear which is a 42. I am 6 feet tall and 175 pounds. Was worried about the size, but it fits great. Glad I went a size smaller as a 42 would definitely have been too big. Fits well but not snug; plenty of room to layer underneath in cold weather.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby goose OK
I don't understand all the hoopla about the fit. I ordered a 42 Tall as I do with all my suit coats/jackets and it fit perfectly well. I am 6'2" and 170 lbs, and it fit nicely. Nice attention to detail, button flaps on the external pockets and zippers on the internal pockets, one fabric, one mesh. There is a mesh lining in the upper back, which will probably function to help keep cooler. Four buttons on end of sleeve are decorative, not functional (too bad, for it would have made it easy to roll up the sleeves a bit). Elbow patches seem to be awkwardly shaped ovals, and just seem out of place. Not sure how it should be done otherwise, but awkward, not bad though. I guess that I don't think of this jacket as a "tropic weight explorer blazer", but more a cotton blazer for the summer, not so much for exploring.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 10Rita Topic weight blazer
After reading reviews I had difficulty deciding what size to order. I'm 5'8" and weigh 166 with a 32 inch sleeve length. I normally buy a 41 Regular or 42 Short in sport coat. I decided to go with the 42 Short and the fit was perfect, except the sleeves were about an inch too long. My tailor charged $24 to properly shorten the sleeves, and I'm now quite happy with this blazer!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby HorseSoldier Comfortable Jacket for Travel
I chose size only after reading a number of the previous reviews. I am 5'8", 170 Lbs, and normally wear a 42 jacket and a 15 1/2 33 shirt. Because of the reviews, I ordered a 42 Small when I normally would have ordered a 42 Regular. It fits perfectly. Sleeve length and skirt length are just right. It is true that shoulders and upper arms could be roomier, but for summer with light shirts, it will be just fine. Pockets are good for travel. Great summer jacket to throw on with jeans or chinos to dress up a little or to ward off air conditioning.
May 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Mucker This is a Slim-Cut Jacket
Looks sharp, nice light-weight but sturdy fabric for those Early Spring days. Only problem I have with this jacket is that it's slim cut for the string-bean fellows out there. I got a 42 Long, and even the sleeves feel a bit snug unless I'm standing up straight with my arms down. I wouldn't know how to resize the arms. Keeping this one. That's the biggest problem with buying online. Can't try on a few sizes. (Had that happen with LLB shoes as well.)
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby rchev Snug!!!
I am 6-2, normally wear 44-tall...which is what I originally ordered. It was waaaay too snug, sleeves were quite short. Seemed designed for guys with a six-pack--not me, but I ain't a fattie.
So--back to Bean, which handled the return, I must say, flawlessly. Let's try 46-long...oops. Just barely long enough in the sleeve, still pretty snug...and being almost-all cotton, I dreaded washing this item...forget the "straight out of the dryer" stuff. Be a miracle if it doesn't shrink.
Problem is--it's a really great-looking and useful coat. So--it's back for a 48-tall. I'll update.
February 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby ronzel Size difficulties
I am 5' 11" and 180 lbs - 42" chest and 35" waist w/ 34" shirt arm lgth....normally wear a size 42 reg. and, after reading the reviews, ordered a sz 40, thinking that these jackets were oversized...it was too snug and the upper arms room was insufficient...I returned it for a sz 42 which fits pretty snug with "just enough" waist and upper arm clearance for it to look "fitted"...I am 73 yrs old and like my sport coats to fit loose, not snug on my shoulders, chest and waist like most of the younger men wear today...this one fits me more like what I just described, but I do like it...will not wear anything other than a single thin shirt underneath...so, the 42 was a "small" 42, but the 40 seemed to be the correct size...good luck!
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby richgar sizing and style info
I'm 5'10.5" and 180, usually wear 42R, and ordered 42R.
It was clearly a size too large. I returned it for a 40R which was just right and still has a bit of extra room for a light sweater underneath. The sleeves are still about 1/2" longer than expected, but this makes it a little more useful as an outdoor jacket, so I consider it a reasonable compromise.
I called customer service about the potential for shrinkage and the nice lady said I should expect very little shrinkage as long as I follow the label and wash in warm, not hot, water. (LLBean should include shrinkage info in their descriptions.)
As to styling,
- I absolutely agree with those who would like this jacket even more without the false pleats on the outside pockets. Yes, I'm going somewhere hot; no, I don't need to look like I'm on safari. Or in the army. This jacket is versatile and good-looking. Without that decoration it would be even more so.
- Despite its Euro-style double vents it is quite American-style in body shape, that is to say boxy, not trim. A tailor could probably adjust that if you want.
November 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Larry1959 Wrong size
I have been looking at this sports coat for years and finally bought it. I liked the look and feel. It's a little tight in the shoulders. I am returning the coat because I wear a 46 Short and had to order a 46 Regular, 46 Short is not offered! The regular coat is too long and altering is not practical. When a 46 Short is offered, I will try it again. Hint. Hint.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby TravelingJack Stylish, Comfortable with Pockets Aplenty
I bought the jacket for an upcoming trip with the idea that I could throw it on and spiff up my outfit. But it's so dang comfortable that I've been wearing it to work, and even after work.
The jacket fits perfectly. I didn't have any problems with the sleeves like other people have had.
The best thing is all the pockets. I put my camera in one pocket, a reporter's notepad in the other, and I still have a whole bunch of empty pockets waiting to be filled. That will be a great feature when I travel. I'll be able to carry my camera, mini-tripod, notebook, guidebook, maps, tickets, candy, gum, assorted trinkets, etc.
October 12, 2013