Rated 4 out of 5 by AppleBetty Good looking layering piece! Comparisons......
This was my first purchase from Appleseed's, so I was apprehensive about the size. I decided to purchase this because I really wanted the chocolate, and I am very happy with the color. I have 3 similar jackets from another company, and parts of my review includes comparisons.
FIT - I am PM, 5', aprox. 150lbs. Somewhat fit, but not skinny, and broad shoulders. I got the PM and it was slightly big over a long sleeve shirt. The sleeves were a little long. It felt comfortable, but when I stretched, it was slightly tight across the back. If you are big chested, and want to wear this buttoned-up, you may need to order up a size. I didn't want this to shrink too much, so I carefully washed in cold water, and dryed on low heat. It shrank just a little. I can still layer over a shirt, and the sleeve length is now perfect. It's still comfortable, just slightly tight across the back, but only when I stretch.
I almost always wear PM. However, with my similar shirts from another company, I wear PS, and there is more give across the back. There are 2 back pleats, so maybe that helps.
LOOK - I do feel that Appleseed's jacket looks nicer than my other jackets. The welt chest pocket looks more polished. Also, the collar and cuffs look nicer. The cuffs are longer though, making it a little more difficult to roll up. I like to roll them up for housework. The jacket looked even better after washing. On the right side, the front of my jacket is a quarter of an inch longer than the back, at the slit. It isn't that noticeable though. I was checking for it, because of other reviews reporting similar issue.
BOTTOM LINE - This is good looking, warm, and washes well. If this were offered in another color that I like, and was on sale, I would probably buy another. I do think the regular price is a little high, especially with shipping added on. However, it does seem to be good quality, and it has 2 extra pockets.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by F1nac03 Fits like a charm.
I always hesitate to buy clothing online because sizes vary so much. This product fits perfectly, and the quality is good.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by toots78 nice shirt
this shirt works well when worn over a top - expect to wear it many times
January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by mickeymac This product fit my needs exactly!
Side hip pockets were a plus I didn't know about! but the top pocket is a bit smaller than I expected....since the competition sold out of this color, I was very happy to be able to purchase the pewter shirt from you! thank you very much!
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy989 This is a quality product!
I love this jacket. I have two of them. Would like a different color for every day of the week!
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Persa Beautful corduroy shirt jacket...
As I ordered this jacket, I hoped the corduroy would be soft and nice looking. Some corduroy is not. This jacket arrived in beautiful condition. I washed and dried it before wearing. I got the black cherry color and this color can go with many things. Very nice jacket.
January 12, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by HappyK Ran too big
Usually love Appleseed's jackets and fit but I'm not sure if it is the boxy style but seem to run very large
December 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smit41 Just what I was looking for.
I love the shirt. What really sold me was the pockets. It is very comfortable and soft. Love the color (avocado). Will be ordering another one soon.
December 16, 2015