Great fit, poor finish

Reviewed by Davey Crockett from Tennessee on Friday, March 13, 2015
PROS:

- First, the 40S fit my 165lb 5'8" frame nearly perfectly, albeit slightly more snug in the shoulders than I would prefer.

- The shape of the jacket is very American, but not too boxy like most American suits/ blazers That said, the blazer sports distinctively sharper contours than most Italian or other European suits. Generally I prefer the Italian cut, but the Hickey Freeman jacket here is nonetheless quite a pleasing shape.

- Deep Navy is a great color, and should pair with a wide variety of pants and shirt combos, casual or more formal. It's a true Navy, quite dark, but not black. The kind of Navy Blue that you'd find in a traditional American Navy Peacoat.

- The Worsted Wool material is spectacular.

- Made in USA!


CONS:


- Slightly too snug at the shoulders--prohibitive if, for example, I wanted to get a sweater underneath

- THE DEAL KILLER: Appears to be a "2nd" because the left sleeve is bunched up noticeably where it attaches to the shoulder; A flaw where there is a "gap" in material circumventing the sleeve at the shoulder; you can see it on the outside surface, and feel it inside when you run your fingers across the gap;


All these great pluses, so it REALLY pains me to return this jacket.

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