Men's Madison Wool Bike Blazer
I love this jacket!
I ride my bike to work and this jacket makes me look great doing it. It looks like the photo. The fit is a bit more boxy then tailored but this helps when riding a bike. I read the other reviews and I am not sure why they disliked it so much. Maybe they do not actually wear it riding a bike.
I am very happy with this purchase.
April 3, 2013
more like outerwear then a sportcoat
So Im 33, in that in between between professional and casual. I often have to wear suits for work and have have specific tastes, preferring athletic cuts. I wanted this coat to wear with jeans, for travel, for short bike commutes, etc.
I am a 40chest, with large shoulders and arms. I sometimes have a problem with jackets in the shoulders, but even still, this jacket (ordered as a 42) fits a little oddly. Its short (im 5'10), and all most a little too short, because the way the jacket hangs, it looks wide in the body, narrow in the arms, and makes things look more boxy then sleek and trim. It is very tight in the shoulders and chest, which contributes to the problem with the lapels.
From the pictures, the jacket looks like a 2 button, but it is really a 3-4 button. The lapels dont sit flat if you try and wear it as a 2 button, and the top button is too high if you wear it as a 3 button.
The contrasting collar is what sold me on the jacket, but doesn't fold properly because the button flap underneath is a bit too wide. I can't get it to look like the picture and sit like a regular collar. the extra pockets are nice, but because this jacket is likely not lined with canvas, as regular jackets are - you can see the extra material bulge through the jacket, again taking away from the clean sleek cut attempted by the jacket.
So...a lot of small issues, but in the end it looks ok. i might be picky because I am used to fitted cuts and am quite picky when it comes to fit. but when it comes to jackets, fit is 90% of looking good in what you're wearing. This is the first sport coat i have bought online, and perhaps my last. If you are looking for a light jacket, that you can ride in, or go to dinner in, that kind of looks dressy - then this will probably do the trick.
Right now, I am really on the fence as to whether I am going to keep it, which is too bad, because I was really looking forward to wearing it, and really wanted to like it. It is still a unique jacket, and perhaps with a few alterations in production could be a great jacket.
March 27, 2013
Nice product, fits small
I like the style and material, looks great on and off the bike. The jacket si however warmer than expected. Fits about one size smaller.
December 21, 2012
Looks better in the catalogue
I sent it back as soon as I tried it on.
December 8, 2012