Rated 5 out of 5 by bonnie1b Excellent quality, Fabulous style, Comfortable
I am wearing this jacket for the first time today and have received 4 compliments already. This jacket is such quality and fit. It is truly a classic look. It is very comfortable and I expect to wear this for years to come.
I had a hard time picking the color I wanted and when this jacket came in and I saw the quality and fit, I immediately went back and ordered the other color.
Good job on this one LL Bean!
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happymomof2 LOVE THESE BLAZERS!
I purchased the donegal tweed blazer in the vintage sage and deepest brown when a sale was going on. After reading some of the reviews that said it was too boxy, plaids didn't line up at the sleeves, etc., I was a bit skeptical. However, knowing I could return it without problem or cost, I ordered them and I'm glad I did. The colors are lovely, plaids line up perfectly and I don't find them boxy in the least . The wool is fairly soft but I think that if I wore something collarless it might be a little itchy on my neck. However, it is wool fabric and to be expected; I don't mark down for that. They are slightly fitted, as the description states, and have flattering lines. I am 5'5-1/2", 135, and a trim 59 years old and ordered them in small. I don't find the sleeves too large for my slim arms. The sage is a beautiful pattern and the colors will go with many things, very well with denim. The brown is a classic, perfect with a crisp white shirt. All in all, a good value for the money. I'm very glad I bought them and I'm thinking about ordering another if a sale comes up! Thanks, Bean!
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BoughtThis Jacket, fabric and the label
Just received this jacket, professional look, great fabric, one of the best fitting jackets that I've purchased in a while, for a good price. The label took all of 5 minutes to remove from the sleeve. How? Under a very bright light, using a seamstress hook. This hook is used to quickly cut the individual stitches, and remove them. The hook is made of plastic with a metal cutting blade in the shape of the hook. Try JoAnn Fabrics for the hook. You can see the hand stitching on the top of the black label under the strong light. Simply cut each stitch completely through using the hook, the label will come off. Remove the lose black threads from the jacket sleeve fabric, top cut the remaining sleeve threads from the label stitching and you're good to go. The jacket fabric is intact and none the less for wear and tear from the label...
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nereid Amazingly Soft, Perfectly Warm
My only critique is that I'd like the fit to be a little more sculpted, and possibly a little longer (I'm 5'9, 150 lb and ordered the Small): other than that fairly trivial kvetch, this blazer is everything I could possibly want - and way more than I expected! It's beautifully warm and impossibly soft: I've owned tweed blazers before, and they were stiff sandpaper compared to this wonderful thing! Also, it's far more flexible than other tweeds I've owned. I love it.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cirquemom Sleeve Label issue resolved.
I just wrote a review and then read all of the others. Apparently the sleeve label issue has been resolved. I removed mine using a pair of embroidery scissors. There are about 7 or 8 stitches down each end. NO damage to the fabric of the jacket. So I suspect they must have read the reviews and changed how the label is stitched on.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 33566 LL BEAN BLAZER
I love this blazer, purchased it in Mallard Blue. Unfortunately the arm hole for the Misses L and the Petite were both 22" round, which was a little large for me. I had to have the arms taken in and they took off the strange label on the arm sleeve. Other than the arms the jacket is great for casual with jeans or dress up with slacks.
Julia, Camarillo, CA
October 23, 2014
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