Rated 5 out of 5 by KasieB Refined "Military Field Jacket"
I've never been one to really follow fashion/fads however at 46 I find myself taking more of an interest. I'd like to look on trend without looking ridiculous. I've tried this style of jacket at several retailers and the look was just too young...a little too "grunge".
This jacket fit the bill perfectly! I got the dark olive color, totally on trend for the season. The styling is genius from the fabric to the fit. It has the military field jacket thing going on while at the same time being fitted (but not too), lots of pockets (but not billowing/dumpy). I purchased this with the intention of wearing it with everything from jeans to skirts and it looks fab.
Quality fabric and construction. A nice lightweight cotton twill that hangs perfectly. I received it this afternoon and already washed/dried it. I wash everything before wearing.
Fit details: I'm 5'6, 130 lbs, 34DD, not fat by any means but carry a little pudge in my low belly area. This was my first purchase with LLBean and was hoping I ordered the correct size. I wanted to be able to wear at least a medium weight sweater underneath and also wanted to account for any shrinkage in the wash. I ordered a size MED and it was a little roomy, sleeves a tiny bit long. I zipped/snapped and then did the arm stretch thing. Perfect, a little roomy. After a cold water delicate wash and dryer on delicate it shrunk just ever so slightly. Which means the shoulder seams sit exactly where they should. Perfectly fitted look, even with a mid wt sweater underneath. Comfy. Oh! Came right out of the dryer with no wrinkles...YAY! I don't iron...EVER!
Extremely pleased with my purchase!
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pursuetruth I consider this a shirt, NOT a jacket
Please be aware before you purchase this that it is very lightweight.
The photo gives the appearance of a jacket that has weight to it- it does not. I never expected it to be a winter jacket, don't get me wrong, but I have denim jackets that are warmer and more constructed than this.
For me it ran very true to size. Even if it was the weight I wanted,
I am not a fan of the mandarin collar, which I didn't notice before my purchase.
IF YOU WANT A SHIRT WITH A LOT OF POCKETS, this is a nice one for you.
October 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wings23 Decent jacket, just not for me
I love to wear nice jackets like this one for in between weather, when it is cooler during part of the day than others. I wear them over another layer and then can take off when it gets warmer. This one looks so pretty in the plum color. The plum is a little darker in person than online. It is true to other LLBean sizing for jackets and blazers. You can wear a light sweater under it. The waist is slightly fitted but not too tight. Smooth soft material in a medium weight. But like another blazer I tried, the neck on this is built very narrow, so that as I start to button it up I feel like I am wearing half of a tight turtleneck (on the sides). The stand up collar is also shorter than mandarin collars LLBean has had in the past. That might be ok if I actually wanted my collar to stand up, but I like to fold it over and it feels and looks funny when you do that on this jacket. So if you like the tighter mandarin collar thing, this might work for you, otherwise, I would look elsewhere.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flannel4camping comfortable
I am 5' tall and a size 2. I always take an XS when ordering from LL Bean but after reading the reviews I almost ordered a size up because of the reviews on the shoulders and upper arms. I am so glad I called and asked for the measurements! They didn't have the measurements for the upper arms but they did for everything else so I knew that it would probably fit fine. The waist is slightly low for me and I have to roll up the sleeves but I am really short and I have to roll up the sleeves on everything. The waist is adjustable so it was great that I could make it slightly smaller or adjust it according to what I wear underneath. My main worry was that it would be too tight in the arms since I occasionally have that problem but there is plenty of room. I ordered the dark plum and love the color. It is so nice to have a pretty color when it is dark and gloomy outside. It is comparable to a heavy shirt but it definitely feels like a jacket.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktscarlett Love, love, love this jacket!
I ordered this jacket before I read the reviews. While I was waiting for it to arrive, I was all worried about what some reviews said. "It fits small! It's too short in the sleeves! It's too lightweight!"
So I got it today -- I love this jacket. I ordered my usual size and it fits perfectly. Not too snug, some room. The spandex makes it very comfortable. Great colour, great fit. Definitely not meant for cold weather, but that much should be obvious if you read the description. Love my new jacket.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeaner21488 Love it
I am 6' 135lbs and ordered the Small. Besides the sleeves being about 1" too short (but I like rolling my sleeves anyways) this is the perfect Fall/Spring jacket. Slimmer cut in the body then some other LLBean jackets, cinch waist is great to give it shape, and it's long enough to hit below my hips. Will definitely be wearing this multiple times a week, it goes with everything!
September 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by southernmississippi strange cut on sleeves
This jacket would be terrific if only the sleeves weren't cut several sizes too small for the size of the body. It's like the company making it took the body from one size pattern and then sewed sleeves onto the body from another, much smaller sized pattern. Really poor design. Back it goes....
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianaInFlorence perfect for travel
A great travel jacket. Love the deep mallard color; the fit is right.
The waist cinches a bit which gives a better fit. Light weight and sturdy. Perfect place to place credit cards and phone.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Olympia9 Smart Purchase!
This is very flattering and comfortable. Received many compliments and requests where I bought the jacket. I usually wear a small, but bought the medium and was not disappointed with the fit - especially if I'm wearing a long-sleeve but light t-shirt underneath. Lots of pockets to put things.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RegularLLBeanCustome Fantastic!
I absolutely love the jacket. I purchased a petite, X-large in the natural color. It goes well with everything and is just right when the temperature cools down in the evening. The sleeves are about an eighth of an inch shorter than I would expect, but not enough to be uncomfortable. Really Super Purchase.
June 4, 2014