Closeouts. Bearing the signature Stapf look that traces its origins to the Tyrolean Alps, this boiled wool jacket is made from Shetland fibers -- which produce a longer nap and a wonderfully soft hand. Fibers are pre-shrunk in natural spring water, where they crimp together to block wind and cold.
Traditional braided trim on collar, front placket, cuffs and pockets
Reviewed by Deep Blue Sea from Washington DC area on Saturday, December 5, 2009
I bought this in blue, which is a lovely color; however, I tried it on over a black turtleneck (as shown in the photo) and it "shed" wool fibers all over the turtleneck. I'm not keen on spending money to dry clean a garment that's brand new much less toting a lint brush every time I wear this. Also, the buttons are not the nice, heavy metal (pewter) style buttons; they're thin and flimsy. I'd have to replace them if I kept the jacket, but I'm returning it because of the shedding issue. Re size: I have broad shoulders and am full chested. I bought a size 10 and it runs a bit large, so you may want to order one size down.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Office, Travel
Chest Size: Feels too big
Cons: Cheap Metal Buttons, Not Dense Boiled Wool, Sheds Wool Fibers
Reviewed by Sunny Sue from Seattle, WA on Thursday, December 3, 2009
This jacket was large and not fitted. It looked matronly on me and, I believe, aged me ten years. I returned it. The garment was very well made and the material was heavy and warm; however, the style was just not for me.