Rated 5 out of 5 by Portlandcasual Pleasantly Surprised
Overall, many of the reviews of this jacket were positive, but issues with the sleeve tag , boxiness or sizing issues made me a little reluctant to order. I'm 5'8", 172 lbs. and the L is fine. It does fall a little high on the hip. Sleeve length is perfect. Will work well w/ blouse or lightweight turtleneck. The neck could be a little scratchy. The Italian fabric is soft, lightweight and beautiful. It is well made and the sleeve tag took about 3 minutes to remove with a seam ripper. Buttons are well secured. I'm going to get a lot of use out of this classic for many years to come.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PinkAzalea A Classic
It took two tries to get the right fit in this jacket and I had to size down (and I am NOT usually an XS). However, I'm glad I re-ordered because I expect to wear this beautiful, classic tweed jacket for many years. It can be dressed up or down, and the charcoal color is very versatile. A keeper!
March 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jenelle I really wanted to love this jacket
First off, the fabric is gorgeous. I got the olive green color and it was stunning. I wanted to love this jacket so much but it is getting returned. I ordered one in L and one in XL because of the sizing issues noted by other reviewers. Unfortunately, for my size/shape it was too boxy and therefore, too unflattering to wear. If it was just a little longer, it would be perfect! Again, I really, really wanted to love it (I already had outfits in mind to style it with) but I need a little bit more length in a jacket for it to suit me.
March 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RIYogaGirl Why was the tag sewn on the sleeve?
I ordered two of these blazers - the blue mallard and houndstooth. Beautiful fabric and well made. I'm looking forward to wearing these to work with either black pants or jeans. My only complaint is the tag sewn on the outside sleeve. It took over an hour to get them off. The tags were double stitched and sewn directly into the fabric of the blazers. Please consider changing this. I'm surprised I didn't damage the blazers trying to get the tags off.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIYogaGirl Classic Styling - Cute Design
I ordered this blazer to wear to work. It pairs nicely with black dress pants. It runs big, so I ordered down a size. My only complaint is the tag on the outside sleeve. I haven't figure out how to remove it yet.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestCoastProf Love this blazer
I ordered the light brown plaid & loved it so much that I bought two more in different colors. Yes, it is boxy--and very flattering! I am an attractive, in shape, middle-aged professional woman in a male dominated profession on the work casual West Coast. This blazer is soft, warm like a comfy sweater, flattering, but professional.
I would purchase a red plaid, black plaid, or a heather in either of those tones. Please do not change the fit--it's great!
January 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Veroh Classic
I ordered a size small, even though some reviewers advised to size down. (I'm a 36A for reference.) The fit is comfortable, however maybe an XS would have been a better fit. I just didn't want to risk it being too tight in the shoulders. I suppose if you want a more fitted look, the advice to size down is correct. Overall I like it very much and don't really mind the looser fit. The fabric is soft and on the thinner side.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 224436 Thanks for previous reviews
I recently purchased and received this blazer. Thank you to those of you that entered reviews on this product. You were bang on in your descriptions. I ordered a size smaller than I would usually, and it fits perfect. The label on the sleeve was a little time consuming to take off, but your comments made it that much easier. I love the fit and look of the blazer and am happy with my purchase.
January 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by my3boysmom beware of sleeve tag
I picked up my blazer today and was pleased with the tweed pattern, color, and fit. Before wearing it I had to remove the sleeve tag that stated the fabric is made in Italy. It took me 45 minutes of intense work to get the tag off without damaging the jacket fabric. I used a pin, scissors, razor blade, tweezers, and magnifying glass. I still have a 1/4" piece that I cannot remove out of fear. LL BEAN should know better.
January 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mtbjane A good, but not great blazer
I ordered the charcoal in petite small. I am 5'2", 130 lbs, and 32D for sizing reference. The size small was a bit too large in the chest and shoulder, but wanted it loose so I can wear heavier layers. Normally, I would order an xs for a more fitted look with light layers. The sleeves are slightly long, but I roll up for a more casual look. The blazer is somewhat boxy, but going down a size may be helpful.
The fabric is very soft which is nice. However, it is too soft for a blazer and there is not enough stiffness. At the sleeve insert at the shoulder, the fabric tends to pucker. It makes the blazer look wrinkly. I know this may be picky, but it makes the blazer look "cheap" and not well constructed.
January 18, 2015