Love this jacket
This jacket looks professional enough that I wear it to work, but I got it so I could bust into a handstand at any time without having to worry about anything falling out of my pockets. A common problem for most people, I know. It's also nice that the jacket breathes well, wicks away moisture, and that I can open vents in the jacket so these bursts of athleticism that I perform to spice up my day don't make me too sweaty and uncomfortable.
It is difficult to get spots of milkshakes or toothpaste out without running it through the wash, but that's what it was designed for so it works out. It's been through the wash many times, without any loss in quality.
I liked my first one enough that I bought a second.
June 3, 2015
I would like to buy it, but no size works
I saw this jacket in soft earth color online, and I wanted to purchase it on the spot. However, I held off and waited until I could go to a local store to check it out.
The large fit pretty well, except it was too long. Arm length was down to about my knuckles, and torso length was about an inch too long. The medium fit nicely unzipped, but had a bit of an hourglass shape look since it was just too tight. The medium was still fairly long in the arms by maybe half an inch. I'm 5'10", normal proportions, athletic (if my shoulders were narrower the medium might have been alright, but still pretty tight around the chest and even stomach area, hugged up against the body).
I would really like to see this product offered with hemming options for the length, or simply in a greater variety of sizes.
As for the material, I personally liked it, but something about it leaves a fair bit to be desired - depending on your expectations. My girlfriend (who is a major fan of Lululemon and buys clothing for me from Lululemon) said she doesn't like the look of the material on a jacket like this (sport coat style), although she said it might have just been the soft earth color that made the material look a bit cheaper. I found it hangs differently from a regular sport jacket, since the material is pretty thin and breathable... a slightly thicker version that hangs more like a sport jacket normally does could be interesting.
Would I recommend this to a friend? If it fits, then I think so. I would have bought it if the length was correct. It is on the steep side given the features currently offered, which is why I felt like mentioning what I'd like to see offered. But if it fits just right, the jacket is certainly nice.
April 25, 2015
This jacket good for women too!
I've had a bit of an issue finding a rain jacket I could use for commuting to a professional job in DC. I take the trains, buses, and metro. All the jackets for women, either have that Burberry quilt look or the belted trench noisy double breasted look. I was getting ready to walk out of the mall and just happened to stop in the store and saw this and tried it on before I realized it was a man's jacket. I walked out 20 minutes later with it. It is PRICEY, and therefore I am taking to my tailor, is she says it is a keeper I will keep it. It may need small alterations, but I am happy overall with the overall functions of this jacket. I especially like the two way zip; where men are generally slim through the hips it allows for some adjustment for us women who may have small hips. I am 5/4" 123 35" hips/26" waist and generally slim but athletic in the other areas and this is very flattering. I asked for opinions from a couple of people at other stores I visited in the mall and everyone liked it; said I rocked it! (Guys too)! A cool jacket in a work world of mundane. :)
April 19, 2015
Awesome all around jacket! Just bought this in Chicago and absolutely love it. Can wear it to dress up or just running to the store. Plenty of pockets and the zippered vents come in handy. A bit price
November 27, 2014
Awesome blazer... arms are just too short
It's really unfortunate that the arms are cut too short on this item for me. I'm not abnormally long-armed, but they just don't reach far enough! Aside from that, the jacket is awesome. It feels great, it fits great (everything but the arm-length), and it looks great. It's too bad that it wasn't perfect, and that I couldn't keep it.
October 10, 2014