Rated 4 out of 5 by jmmi Runs large
Some are saying this jacket is boxy but I think it just runs large. I usually wear a medium in LLBean...occasionally a large in more fitted pieces. I ordered a medium and it did look really boxy so I exchanged it for a small... perfect fit and nice shaping. Also I think the issue with the tag on the sleeve may have been sporadic. Both jackets I received had the tag sewn with large stitches. Obviously I didn't remove the tag from the first jacket but I did inspect that while trying to decide whether to return or exchange it. When the second jacket arrived I had no trouble getting the tag off. It's a nice jacket. I ordered the blue and really like the caramel and teal accents in the fabric.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fifinella56 Color and fit are perfect!
I know many of the reviews said this jacket was "boxy" but I am very happy with its shape. I have always been curvy but have put some weight on my hips and stomach over the last year since changing jobs (and getting older too) and was concerned that an XL wouldn't fit over those hips based upon the other reviews. However, I am pleasantly surprised - the back vent does not gap, and the jacket comes down over my hips very nicely and I am able to button the top two buttons without a problem. And the color is perfect! I was looking for a muted plaid/tweed jacket and this fits the bill perfectly - the blue in the plaid is a soft, dusty blue and the sage green background is a true dusty grayish-green sage. The photos on the website appear much "bluer" than the actual jacket. This jacket will go with many different colors of pants and skirts, and I know I am going to get a lot of mileage out of it. And being a seamstress, I know I can handle that silly tag on the left sleeve. Somebody needs to find a way to eliminate that waste of time and money...
October 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Devora The tag on the outer sleeve does NOT come off!
I know this sounds lame and I ignored the reviews making the same complaint, BUT it IS impossible to remove the stitched black tag from outside the sleeve. I sew, so I thought it would only take some painstaking work, but no. After an hour of trying to carefully remove the unnecessary black tag, I discovered that the fabric underneath it, which is very soft, tore in the process. WHY, WHY, WHY does LLB allow the manufacturer to sew a black tag on the outside of the sleeve, double stitched in black? You couldn't wear the jacket with this tag on, and it is impossible to remove it without tearing the jacket fabric. I bought two of these jackets on sale and they are both going back because I can't wear it with the tag on and I refuse to pay for a torn jacket. Such a shame.
September 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnnaM follow the LL sizing chart
Jacket is really nice in Olive, looks as good as the catalogue pic. it's roomy, something I will wear with jeans and a light sweater. I normally wear size 4, or Small, and didn't reference the sizing chart first. Definitely should have gotten the XS the first time around!
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yourmajesty Classic fit and look
Just what I was looking for. This jacket is nicer in person than in the catalogue or online. It is a substantial weight but not so heavy as to make you think you're wearing a coat. 47% wool, 33% nylon, 19% silk. It is soft but not baby soft. The sleeves are tailored like a mans suit sleeve. A very unexpected surprise, I am 5'6", 160 lbs. and I wear a large. Fits very nice, slim, and on the low side of a Bean large. The tag on the sleeve is not an issue. A good seam picker will do the job of removing the tag quite nicely. I don't know what all the other reviewers where whining about. I highly recommend this blazer in the chalky teal colour. Very classic. A good all around blazer and worth every cent. I am very pleased with my choice. 2 thumbs up Mr. Bean.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelly1961 Super Versatile Jacket
I bought this jacked in gray and loved it so much that I purchased it in teal, as well. I'm 5'6", size 10, curvy, and short wasted. The *Medium* fits me perfectly. It hits just about mid-rear end. The shoulders are perfect and it fits my curves even when buttoned. I usually wear a blouse or knit shirt under it. Not sure if it would fit as well with a heavier shirt underneath, but I don't need that much warmth! Both colors--gray and teal--are neutral enough to go with just about anything. It's the perfect weight to wear to and from work in the DC spring air.
April 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ivyboo Sage is definitely green!
My monitor makes the sage look more gray, but it is definitely sage in person. The fabric is really nice. The fit-I was on the fence about ordering an XL, which is what I wear normally, but ordered the XL anyway. It fits properly and I am able to wear a button up shirt under it. The fabric label...wow! They really want you to work at taking that thing off. I used a seam ripper and a pair of embroidery snips (very carefully) and it took me a good twenty minutes to remove it. Keeping this blazer and would buy another if this plaid came in gray.
March 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by RottieMom Too huge
I normally wear a 1X but this blazer has a size 48 waist and a 47 inch bust. I did like Black tweed but will back. I would have ordered an XL but they're out of that size. It is also way to boxy. I got it for 20% off which is too bad. I should have read the reviews!
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlipperJD Perfect Jean & Boot Jacket
I bought this in the beige plaid color - "deepest brown". It definitely runs a little large, and is a little boxy. But I didn't want a fitted jacket, and the extra room allows for a sweater underneath. I wanted this jacket to wear with jeans & riding boots, and it was absolutely perfect! The fabric is soft, and the jacket is very comfortable with a nice lining. All seams and buttons seem tight, and the jacket feels well-made. Removing the label from the sleeve took a bit of patience, and a strong pair of reading glasses to prevent snipping the wrong thread. Overall I'm very pleased.
January 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MaggiGrace A great blazer is (still) hard to find...
I'm in a professional career that allows me to dress down, but often requires me to dress up for court proceedings.
"Suiting" seems a thing of the past, and I have searched high and low for great professional looking blazers at a fair price that I can wear with dark slacks ...still looking without much luck.
I ordered this blazer in a moment of exasperation. Shipping was fast (I paid extra)...
The nearly impossible to remove label on the left sleeve fabric declares "fabric Made in Italy" and the tag in the neck reads "Made in Vietnam".
That said... The other reviewers weren't kidding...that label on the sleeve...what the heck???? I spent 40+ minutes picking the darned thing off.
It is a "boxy" fit and a little short for my taste. I'm 5'9 and 58yo. The boxy isn't as bad for me at this stage of life but it would have been nice to have another inch or two in length.
I will decide whether to keep it or not tomorrow... In the meantime, if you readers find a realllly great blazer would you point it my direction?
January 9, 2014