Rated 4 out of 5 by HippieGirl Finally! A jacket for this athlete....
This jacket is fantastic. I was so excited when it arrived and I am not disappointed at all! I am normally a large and even though other reviewers said to size down, I didn't listen for the simple fact that I am a competitive athlete with broad shoulders. I am 5'9, a very muscular 180lbs, and a 36C/D. The large fit me perfectly and looks great, even without wearing a thick sweater under the jacket, which there is definitely room to do. However, if you are not an amazon like me, you will need to size down because its usually me that has to size up when it comes to jackets and then get it taken in around the waist. This jacket is beautiful and the sweater backing is amazing....so bright and colourful, the pics do not do it justice. I agree with another reviewer who said that there should be something to support the heavy gauge knit to keep it from stretching. I am not sure what the longevity will be of this coat, but I love it anyway and will wear it to rags. My only complaints is that it is not lined and that the material is thinner than expected. It also has one button on the top left side that is cream (what the heck, Anthro?!) that I didn't notice in the pic before but feel that it looks goofy. Thank goodness it came with an extra green button, and hopefully I'll get around to replacing the weird cream one. All in all, I think it's a great jacket and a great piece for Autumn. As long as most of you size down, you can't do wrong!
October 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lubella Incredibly cute, but...
This coat is gorgeous. Its a basic cargo type army jacket, with the most divine knit back. The online pics don't quite do it justice. My only problem with it was that it was HUGE. you definitely need to size down. Even when I sized down, it still was rather shapeless. Not for me, but did look adorable on others in my store!!
September 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AshBrooke I tried this on in my normal size large and was absolutely swimming in it. I tried the medium, which is better, but still has room to wear a thick layer underneath. Just out of curiosity, I tried on the small. It actually fit (room in the arms and seams falling in the right places), and if I didn't want to wear something thick under it, I may have considered purchasing that size. But I preferred the length of the medium, and the fact that I can layer it - it is after all a cold weather piece, and chances are that I will have a long-sleeved something on under it.
I preferred it open, contrary to another reviewer. But there is a lot of material in the chest, so I almost have to fold back the two sides where the buttons and button holes are, to make it look right. I know, I know.... That sounds like a lot of work for an expensive piece, but I really love the sweater back detail mixed with the army jacket front, so it's worth it to me!
Try it on in the store if you can. You will probably size down one, if not two sizes. Petite/XS gals, you may be sized out of this one!
September 12, 2012