Reviewed by Bjornsson from Texas on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I ordered this item in the brown/teal/white plaid color. It is a cotton-linen blend, although the linen content is so diminutive (a mere eight per-cent) so as to be negligible.
All the same, what is perhaps most surprising about this item is its plushness. We're all used to heavy wrinkling in cotton garments. This one won't have that problem; the fabric is very thick! The lapels in particular are cushion-like. All the same, it breathes very well and light shines through without any issue. Altogether, a slight mystery in how to combine thickness with lightness - and all the more impressive for it.
The only "negative" as such is regarding this particular color. It's rather loud, and although it can be combined just fine with any number of blues and browns, it would not be suited for a social event of any remote trace of seriousness whatsoever. It is fun, carefree, and bold - so, perfect summer jacket for taking out your honey, or sharing memories with friends at a barbecue. Just don't think this will look good in, for example, a church setting.
One further note should be made regarding the jacket's length. As another reviewer noted, it is rather short. I am a mere 5'6", and the regular length is just right for me. Something prospective buyers should definitely take into consideration.
Reviewed by Jacob the Clotheshorse from Kansas City on Friday, February 17, 2012
This product is in heavy rotation as part of my warm weather dress wardrobe. The fabric is very breathable, and the lack of lining makes it even more so. Such a comfortable-wearing garment removes the excuse to go without, even on the stuffier summer days. Additionally, the fabric blend does lend itself to wrinkling as badly as a pure linen summer jacket.
A note on fit: this is very much an Italian jacket in fit. I typically wear a 38s in U.S.-made jackets, but this Italian piece fits shorter in the body. I simply had to have my tailor shorten the sleeves and hand-sew working buttonholes.
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Going Out, Office, Outdoor events, Travel