Customer Reviews Of:
Pendleton Beaumont Shirt Jacket - Wool-Cashmere (For Men)
Average Rating based on 2 reviews 5.000000 0 5
Reviewed by Max from DC on Thursday, May 3, 2018This is a great looking shirt (or is it a jacket?) that looks refined enough for me to wear it open, over a button-down, as you might wear a blazer. I'm a college teacher so I kinda get to make my own decisions about what's professional enough for the classroom, and I'm deciding that this makes the cut. If you're meeting with clients, stick with your suit jacket. The look is a little military, but I got it in black so I don't think it's got too strong of an army vibe. The green option probably lays that on a little thicker.
But you know all that from looking at the picture. Your question is this: what are the material and the fit like? I'm always suspicious of "cashmere blend" because it seems like a gimmick to permit the manufacturer to put the word "cashmere" on the product. At 10% cashmere and 90% wool, this shirt isn't going to win any softness competitions against a 100% cashmere product. However, I was surprised at how soft it feels, all things considered. It's comparable to a merino wool sweater I have, which is soft enough that it doesn't chafe my neck when paired with a collarless shirt. If I pop this on over a t-shirt or crewneck, I don't think I'll have any complaints, which is a test that a lot of wool shirts fail.
The fit is a shade on the generous side, which is great for me because I'm halfway between a M and L (5'11" 175). I got the medium and it's big enough that I can put a t-shirt and button-down under it without it being tight, but it retains a modern/slimmish profile.
I just got this a week or so ago, and it's May so it's really not the right weather for it. That means I can't say much about how warm it is. It's thick for a shirt, thin for a jacket. It won't replace your winter coat, but it's probably as warm as a sweater.
In short, it feels good, it fits right, and it looks cool. It’s expensive, but it feels like money well spent.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lousoever from California on Sunday, April 1, 2018Great quality Pendleton.