Reviewed by Overdressed from The Pacific NW on Saturday, March 2, 2013
I wasn't certain I was going to like this jacket, as I'm kind of leery of plaids. I was pleased that the pattern is a subtle as it is, and that its colors don't contrast too much, so its not too loud. That said, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it really only works with a solid blue or white shirt. Maybe a really fine line white with blue shirt, but otherwise to my eye, shirts with patterns are out for this one.
While I'm okay with the jacket's look overall, I'm left wondering about the fabric. Being advertised as Loro Piana, I was expecting the fabric to look a little more refined than it does. It appears that the Loro Piana label had been removed from the inside of the jacket, which makes me wonder if it these jackets were labeled Loro Piana when they really weren't, or perhaps that Loro Piana recalled this fabric or something? Total speculation on my part; it just struck me as odd that the label was missing when they've been present on the other Jack Victor Loro Piana jackets I've bought.
Despite this uncertainty, the jacket seemed as well made as other JV products I've tried, and nice enough to keep. I'm a sucker for luxurious-looking linings too, which this one delivers with its rich color -- I might be the only one that sees it, but it still adds to the cool factor and the pleasure of wearing it.