Reviewed by Lady from outer burbs of Chicago on Thursday, September 6, 2012
I really wanted this item to work. It has some nice detailing, and I'm sometimes willing to do some alterations or embellishments to make an item work, if the price is right. On the up-side, the colorful lined cuffs is a plus. The contrasting green topstitching and buttons add interest.
On the downside, the buttons were all barely holding on, and would need to be reinforced. With the cuffs and back-detailing, there are twelve buttons, so this is not a quick job.
The little asymetric watch-pocket on one side of the chest is poorly sewn, and adds nothing to the styling.
But the real deal-breaker is the fact that one side of the bodice on the jacket I received is longer than the other, and this is made obvious by the fact that one pocket is over half an inch higher than the other.
All-in-all, unless you're a person who loves the styling, and doesn't care much about looking neat, I can't recommend this item.