Rated 5 out of 5
Â by brennanmarie great piece
lambswool, hopefully not to itchy, great colors. small fit me very nicely, 32dd
layered with Ellison tunic
October 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Phoebes Jacket that feels like a sweater
I really like that this has the elegance of a jacket but the cosy, comfortable feeling of a sweater. Lovely autumn colours. I am a US size 4 to 6 and got a small. The fit is perfect around the chest and a little loose around the waist and hips (35-27-35).There is room enough to layer with a jersey top and fine wool top underneath. Label says dry clean, but I plan to risk a handwash. My dog has jumped on me in this, and it did not snag or pull. So pretty sturdy, for a knit. Personally, I would prefer it without pockets. But overall a winner.
October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by emster Best of both worlds (almost)
I am 32AA-28-38. I am usually a 2 or 4 in number-sized tops, or Small in alpha-sized. I ordered a Small in this blazer. It fits true-to-size for a slim fit, but Iâ€™m considering sizing up to accommodate layering for when the weather cools down.
The garment measurements for the Small (taken unstretched) are approximately 34.5â€ť around the bust, 31â€ť around the waist, and 37â€ť around the hem. The length from the high point of the shoulder to the hem is 22.5.â€ť The shoulders are 13â€ť across from seam-to-seam. The sleeve, from shoulder seam to hem, is 24.â€ť The arms, which run narrow, measure 11.5â€ť around the bicep and 8â€ť around the wrist.
This is more of a sweater with blazer styling rather then a true blazer. The wool is slightly felted, and feels pretty substantial even though itâ€™s not thick. Unfortunately it is kind of itchy â€“ Iâ€™m not super sensitive to wool, but I think Iâ€™ll probably layer long sleeves under this sweater (which means I might have to size up to a medium, since the sleeves are cut quite narrow). Style-wise, this sweater is really cute â€“ the colors are great for fall (bright but not eyepopping â€“ navy with hits of pumpkin, ochre, coffee brown and warm pale blue) and the fairisle pattern is intricate and made of alternating bands of â€śright sideâ€ť and â€śwrong sideâ€ť knitting. The fit is really flattering as well, since it has darts that nicely define the waist. This sweater is nearly perfect except for the slight itch factor, but that isnâ€™t a deal-breaker for me since the fun style combo more than makes up for it. I fell for fairisle blazers after seeing images from Junya Watanabeâ€™s Fall/Winter 2011 Menswear show â€“ itâ€™s nice to see that style adapted for us gals!
September 8, 2012