Rated 4 out of 5 by bridget Great design, quality somewhat lacking
I tried this on in a store, I did not purchase but hope to do so if it's still available once it reaches sale. I think this would be a very useful fitted jacket/sweater that could pull many outfits together, however I don't think the quality justifies full price. The wool blend is OK, but quite thin and not very soft. I'm not sure what the straps are made of but I'm pretty sure it's not leather, they are very thin and just look kind of cheap, like an accent I'd expect on a doll's outfit, not on a quality sweater. However, the shape, design and color are spot on. The sweater is fitted, it gives definition to the waist but it doesn't overdo it (I'm in general not fond of waist-hugging styles, but this is a good compromise). I was worried based on the pictures that the bottom part is too flared and that it would look too much like a tailcoat, but no, it's just perfect, lays pretty flat and looks flattering. I was wearing Anthropologie's Hellebore Sweater Skirt from a few years back as I tried on this sweater and I thought it was just the perfect pairing. If the wool and overall make of the sweater felt more substantial, I'd buy it full price. Alas, that was not the case, so it goes onto my wishlist for reconsideration on sale.
November 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by betta522 Cute sweater jacket
Buckles are nice touch--doubt real leather, but this sweater reminds me of one from last fall with buckles. Fabric s 99% lambs wool and sweater is nicely constructed. Under the buckles are snaps to keep it closed. Found fit to be a little large and depending on bust and desired fit, one might be able to size down. I'm normally a size M in sweaters and because I have longer arms would not size down. Moss color is great and versatile. Modified peplum doesn't add width to hips and I am pear shaped. Price could be a little less, but design and construction are top notch. Fabric is not thin, but not thick.
December 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kasthu I tried this on in my local store when I went in today. Although I like the equestrian styling of this sweater, as well as the color, I didn't like how it fit on me--the flared hem didn't work for my body type (5'1, 105; made my hips look bigger than they are). I also didn't end up loving the clasps on th front, because they truly don't close the sweater. In all, I had to let this one pass, especially since the price was a bit steep. But it's a cute idea.
November 24, 2012