Reviewed by safer shopper from boulder, co on Thursday, July 12, 2012
I was looking for a vest made of natural fibers, so this cotton item sounded great. I really liked the way it looked upon arrival, but I don't think it's a worthwhile investment.
I am 5'6", 122lbs and bought a Medium (I usually wear about an 8). When I tried the vest on straight out of the STP box, it was just a little large, but had nice lines, so I decided I would keep it. I then washed it on a delicate cycle in cold water and air dried. Despite this care, the vest is now a little small -- or perhaps more accurately, it is now small in some places and large in others, and it hasn't even been worn yet. The weave of the cotton is such that it will likely stretch out more and more with each use.
I had this problem with a different vest I purchased from STP last year (which I think was also a Woolrich item in rayon/wool)... it became a shapeless sack that could accommodate two people.
It's too bad since it's a cute design and a nice color (more of a green olive than a brown one), but not worth the money if it only fits once.