Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by chutzpah18 Perfect
Great fit, especially for me who's usually on the shorter side for outers. I'm 5'7 and about 145lbs, great length and nice fit. Not too tight and not swimming in it. Navy color bumps it up a bit too.
Kind of wish the collar didn't lean in so much
October 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SkinnyGuy83 Life preserver?
I ordered this in the olive/tan color. The color pictured is accurate, and it's well-made and looks nice. Until you put it on.
Watch out for this "standard" fit you see on some Signature items. It means you may as well be ordering from Bean's regular line with its trademark "big waistline" tailoring. The length was perfect, but the vest billows out around my waist. I'm returning it. For reference I'm 5'8", 130 pounds. If I were taller, the vest might in fact be too short.
I've always wanted a down vest like this, but avoid them because of my small frame; if they're too big at all, you get the "life preserver" look as they joked in "Back to the Future," and it's not good. If it doesn't fit snugly, it defeats the whole purpose, you lose both the warmth and the stylishness.
I don't know how they made this look so form-fitting and snappy on the models, who appear to have athletic builds. Unless your waistline measures greater than your chest, you will not pull this thing off. LL Bean Signature really needs to start rolling out XS sizes, or be more confident with the tailored fits.
October 9, 2012