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
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