Rated 4 out of 5 by GirlWithGoals Beautifully Made
A classic jacket and a must have staple for every preppy woman's wardrobe. My only complaint is that it did not come in a smaller size. I would have loved a 0P or 2P. I am 5ft 105# and I swim in the 4P. Despite the fit, I loved the jacket enough to keep it despite the boxy body (I had the arms hemmed). The good news is that I'll be able to layer with a sweater underneath in cooler weather.
October 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl Love this jacket!
I love everything about this jacket. I bought the black and white tweed. The cut, the styling, the color, the material, the buttons on the sleeves etc. is all just perfect.
I took it to my mom's for her to see and she liked it so much, she ordered the same one for herself.
I can see this with jeans and a turtle neck and black boots.
Or dress slacks and a shirt.
Either way, this is a winner.
I just can't wait for cold weather so I can wear it.
September 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by coldincalif Poor fit and strong chemical odor
I was so excited that this went on sale but disappointed with the item in general especially considering the cost. It had a tight fit through the shoulders (went with a 20P this time around and I am much smaller than the size chart for a size 20P) and the fabric/color was not what I had hoped for at all,
The color was the teal color but dull with black in it. I have returned this item for a refund and the one thing I really disliked about it was an awful strong chemical smell that my husband could detect across the room.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VirginiainVermont Beautiful Blazer
This is a soft, beautiful blazer with a classic style. Although I use LL Bean extensively for sport clothes and home products, I do not usually purchase more stylish items. In this case, I needed a brown toned blazer and took a chance. I am very happy with this beautiful jacket and know I will have it for a long time. It is warm, luxurious to the touch, fits well, and looks sleeker than the photo.
I usually take a size 6, but purchased the 8 petite because I have short arms. The size is just about perfect on me.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beancanada Runs small
This is a beautiful jacket. Very good quality and classy. Unfortunately it runs small, perhaps because it is tailored. I usually wear a 16 with big bust but had to return and order a size 18. I agree with the other reviews that label on the sleeve has to be removed very carefully with a seam ripper. The blue is a lovely shade. It is quite heavy so would be good for cool spring days.
December 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by coldincalif Wool/Cashmere Jacket, Bouclé
I ordered this jacket in a size 18P. Sadly, it runs small across the shoulders and was too tight and I've had to return this for a refund. It is a lovely jacket and the fabric is soft and wonderful. I bought it in the color black and it was truly stunning and very sharp looking indeed. Oh well!
December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SusanfromCanton Beautiful Jacket With a Ridiculous Flaw
I don't know what happened, but clearly the label on the sleeve was supposed to be tacked on, as these sorts of labels ALWAYS are, and yet it is machine sewn on as if it is supposed to remain on the sleeve! I thought previous reviewers complaining about this were being dramatic. They were not. It is extremely difficult to remove this label without damaging the fabric of the sleeve! The back vent is properly tacked. The pockets are sewn shut in the normal manner. But that label! Crazy hard to get off.
Once it was removed, it's a really nice blazer. The collar is a tiny bit itchy and could be improved it it was lined with something smooth against your neck, but the cut is nice, the pockets are nice, the fabric is heavy and perfect for winter. Would be a five star review if not for the silly label!
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCatNightOwl Beautiful Jacket
I bought the black one and the plum, but it was a little more on the red plum than purple plum side that my screen shows, so I returned that one and kept the black. The plum was nice color but just not on me. I used a reading light, tiny seam ripper, and reading glasses and was very careful, patiently, lovingly - so the label came off pretty quickly with no harm. The jacket is well worth it. Classic jacket, beautiful fabric, soft. I'll wear this all winter. Hope you offer a dark or medium gray this year too. I'm typically a XL or PXL in shirts and jackets. I ended up with an 18 PXL to have room for turtleneck underneath. Love the cut, fit, color, everything! Classic, will love for meetings at work.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 370Z Total excellence in this classic, timeless blazer.
This classic blazer is excellent in styling (a hint of a riding jacket); workmanship especially with the slightly fitted flow in the sides and back; perfect shoulder, sleeve and hem length. Actual working buttons on the cuffs! A timeless, affordable piece for a tailored lady's wardrobe. Any wrinkles fall out easily. Naturally the wool blended fabric is a tad itchy, however the inner lining is luxurious and detailed. What a delight to button all front buttons in a tailored jacket. No strain. The sizing is generous and true to fit even over a sweater and shirt. I feel it is better the fabric is more a tweed (smoother) than a true dressy/suit boucle, which would have been easy to snag and limiting the classic, traditional casual look I prefer. As for the tag on the sleeve: take the time, in good lighting, work patiently from the top of the tag to lift the stitching and snip. Use a device very small, pointed and meant for seams or tight stitching as this. It takes only a dew snipes to start the unraveling of the tag from the jacket. No harm to the jacket.
I look forward to receiving the next one in black. Enjoy or at least try this item, especially if you are one to be less fashion trendy. It is the staple in a classic ladies wardrobe. Always proper and appropriate unless a formal affair.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TallCanadian Dark Plum and Black Wool Cashmere Blazer
I purchased the black and dark plum wool cashmere blazers and I am THRILLED with them both! They fit perfectly, and they are very flexible! Awesome purchase!!! Thanks, LL Bean!!
June 28, 2014