Rated 5 out of 5 by tiggersmommy lovely blazer, need pettite sizing, 4 stars**
Very nice blazer, the stretch makes it so much more comfortable than most blazers. Princess seaming makes it look nice instead of boxy. **The only downside is that it needs to come in petite sizing so that we could get it with shorter sleeves. I am 5'6" and the sleeves come half way down my fingers and I can't see any way to shorten them. I gave it 4 stars because it really is a nice blazer but it won't work for most women. I'm also puzzled as to why they would sew on three of the buttons with red thread. That could easily be changed, but without a petite size I will never be able to wear this blazer, so back it goes. The search for the perfect summer blazer continues.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KKWSZ Long sleeves fit me perfectly, but...
What's with the red thread used to sew on the third button on each of the sleeves and the button inside the jacket? Is that a fashion thing? Or, did they run out of proper color thread? I just don't get it. Love the jacket though. I bought it after reading other reviews saying that the sleeves were too long. I'm 5' 9.5" and my arms are crazy long. I can't find anything to fit. So, when I tried this on and it fit, I was thrilled. I wish it came in other dark colors, though.
May 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WashingtonPhDstudent Great fit; crazy color!
I absolutely love the fit of this blazer. It is professional yet comfortable. It is true to size. I only wish that greater color choices were available. There were two bland colors and then poppy, so I went with that. However, many people have commented that it is orange and one person said it hurt their eyes. I wish it was slightly subdued or that other fun color choices were available. Otherwise, a great purchase.
May 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Many pockets
The pockets are great and just what I like except that they are a bit small. I seldom carry a bag, preferring to keep wallet, phone and keys close. If pockets were just a little wider, they would be perfect.
Also, I have never before seen a lining that ends slightly below shoulders and consists of two "pieces" of material "crossed. It is very awkward.
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by cityblock Cheap cut
This jacket has no shape, no shoulder line, and no sense of style. The lack of a lining also makes it feel cheap.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DarthIndy Lovely Blazer
It was so wonderful to find a jacket that finally had sleeves that were long enough and was easy to wash. The fit is nice; it doesn't look like a box while still not being so darted as to not allow easy movement. The material is soft so gives and moves with you as well as allowing easy packing in a bag.
April 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by seababy4 Disappointing Blazer
Sure would have given this blazer a much higher rating; but the sleeves are extremely long; and I do not have short arms. Otherwise it is a very nice, attractive jacket, made with fine material. If L.L. Bean offers this again, with the appropriate length sleeves AND in more colors, I'll sure order another one. I sent mine back due to the sleeves problem and the awfully loud, orange color. I already have navy and the boulder, or stone colored jackets, so hopefully, there will be some other colors available as well.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Somersetcntyshopper casual blazer
This was well made, fit to size, and was made from good quality fabric. The sleeves, however, were extra long. Because of my short limbs, I am used to having things altered. I was unable to do this with this garment, because there are three buttons with button holes on each sleeve. I consulted with two experienced seamstresses, and they assured me there was no other way to correct the problem except to cut the sleeves off above the button holes and hem. This would make the sleeves too short for me. For this reason I had to return it.
March 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TurnerGirl Not a good fit
The sleeves in this jacket are cut way too long for the average woman. I ended up giving it to my daughter who is taller than me, and the sleeves are too long even for her. Everything else about the jacket is very nice. I was really disappointed that the sleeve length could not even be altered.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BaiMc03 Sleeves are Lined with Polyester
This is a great jacket, very well made with taped seams. The poppy color is beautiful. However, the sleeves are lined with polyester which is not in the description. Polyester linings are not comfortable in our hot, humid summers. I haven't decided whether to return it since it is it so nice.
February 15, 2014