Bi-Stretch Shirt-Collar Jacket
I was disappointed in the color. I was hoping for the lighter sand/alabaster color rather than khaki. The picture in the catalog was lighter, as had previously been available. I had the suit previously in alabaster and was trying to replace it as I have lost 40 lbs. The lighter color makes a great dressy suit. The khaki has green in it and is not flattering. It may go back. I had lots of compliments on my previous suit.
March 1, 2014
I also ordered matching slacks. They are a different color of black than the jacket. I checked all labels and numbers match but the two of them have had to come from different dye lots. I can make due with them and probably someone else wouldn't notice it but I know they are not the same color of black.
December 29, 2013
It fits well, is flattering, nice shade of black
This jacket is a nice length and the pockets are good. It is the same shade of black 001 to match many other items in the catalog. This is a prettier black than the Da Rue classic black, which doesn't match at all so I have to be careful not to mix them up.
I like it so much I am thinking of ordering it in navy.
December 29, 2013
Nice work jacket, sizing can be a challenge
I've got two skirt suits with this jacket, one in black and one in navy. They look polished and professional all day long, don't wrinkle, and launder beautifully. You can wear them year round - - at least you can in New England - - and the colors are nice and deep. The only problem is sizing. One jacket is a 14 petite and one a 16, and both fit exactly the same. To get the jackets that fit me, I had to order and return sizes 14 (finally jettisoned for the 14 petite) and 14 petite (ultimately replaced by the 16). Weird.
December 14, 2013
The Coat is Great Quality!
The coat is slightly fitted, but great quality and beautiful construction. They completed an exchange with no problem - and it is nice that you can order the coat the pants separately. Thanks so much!
December 11, 2013
lovely looking--if sized right
The jacket and slacks make a handsome outfit, but it's going to be a little difficult to get the size right. I found the jacket much too small. If you take that into account, you may end up with a great outfit.
June 6, 2013
LOVE THIS JACKET!!
I LOVE THIS JACKET SO MUCH I PURCHASED IT IN 3 COLORS!! I AM 5'3" AND WEAR AN 18 PETITE. IT IS FLATTERING AND LOOKS VERY PROFESSIONAL.
February 20, 2013
Easy-care, well made jacket
I have had an Appleseed's navy blazer-style jacket and pants made of the same fabric for several years. It washes and dries beautifully and requires no touch-up with an iron. I expect the same performance from this style. The navy is a true, rich navy that has kept its color through countless launderings, but the black when brand new looks "tired" and a bit off-color as black tends to get after it has been laundered many times. I would rank this as five stars for workmanship and style, two-three stars for fit, and two stars for color quality. A larger size would be too large through the shoulders and upper sleeves Thus, I recommend this product, but with reservations. It runs small through the torso, and it probably is fine in any color but black.
October 10, 2012