Excellent quality; beware the sizing!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by ESElrond from North Hills, CA on Thursday, October 11, 2012
These sweater vests are well-made and attractive, in a nice palette of colors, but with one major caveat: they run noticeably small.

I already own a Toscano long-sleeved cardigan, which fits quite nicely in size XL (I wear 46R suits), which is consistent with other brands of sweaters I own.

When the vests I ordered (also XL) arrived, however, it was immediately clear that they were too small.

Each of the vests I received measured 22" to 22.5" across the chest when laid flat. There is no way they could properly fit someone with a 46" chest -- let alone 48"!

Ultimately, I was able to exchange them for the next size up (XXL), and the replacements fit me well, though even size XXL might be too snug for someone with a 48" chest.

I would recommend that you order one size larger than normal, at least if you can and if you have a fairly typical physique. If you're especially trim, you might be able to get away with your normal size. If you're a "true" size XXL, then...you're probably out of luck.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Layering, Work
  • Cons: Too Tight
  • Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
  • Fit: Feels too small
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Comfortable, Great Color, Lightweight, Soft
  • Sizing: Feels too small
  • Was this a gift?: No
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