Women's Boiled Wool Jacket
This is a lovely coat/jacket that is lightweight but substantial enough for nippy evenings. It can be dressed up or down with a classic shape. I actually like the texture. It's a bit rustic and the color is vibrant. :) For reference I'm 5'4" 120 lbs, long torso and bought the Petite 4. Just enough room to wear a sweater underneath and I'm happy with the arm length.
November 20, 2014
Great colors and fabric, but sizing varies wildly
I have this jacket in three different colors (Dark Berry, Midnight Sky, and Capri Seas). That's partly because the colors are unusually eye-catching and vibrant, but also because it has been a major challenge finding the best size and fit across the range of colors. When these jackets first went on sale, I ordered a Dark Berry and a Midnight Sky in Regular 8. The Midnight Sky fit like a glove over a light turtleneck; the Dark Berry was enormous. I returned the Dark Berry and reordered in a Regular 6 -- which fit reasonably well over a dressy blouse but was a tad long compared to the Midnight Sky. Later, I ordered a Capri Seas in a Regular 6, only to find it impossibly tight in the sleeves and through the bust. Undaunted, I returned the Regular 6 and -- when one became available -- ordered a Regular 8. Sadly, it didn't fit much better than the Regular 6. (What happened here??) Unless my daughter wants it, I will likely have to return it, too. I've informally concluded that each color of jacket was produced in a different factory, and/or sewn by a different person. While a little variation is to be expected, there's a serious quality control problem when sizing varies this much. Also, I think the pattern should be redone so that the front of the garment reflects the same kind of tailoring detail that the back does. (The back looks like a nice blazer; the front -- which is essentially flat -- looks like a short coat.) If you like boiled wool, and jackets of this sort, you may have to order and try half a dozen of these before you find your perfect fit.
March 23, 2015
Sleeves way too tight in elbow even for skinny arms
I could not comfortably bend my arms at the elbow, even *without* *all* my winter layers underneath. I don't know how anyone can wear this. I held onto my order for a few weeks, because I really wanted to keep the jacket, but I finally accepted the fact that I shouldn't pay for something that doesn't fit. I have three great-fitting Lands' End boiled wool jackets in three styles, from three different years, and I love them all. So, I hadn't bought one in awhile. I really loved the Capri Seas color, so I bought it in two sizes. Because I wear layers in the winter, I order the size (which is already a size larger than the Size Chart) I already have, plus one size larger. I worry about the future of Lands' End when most of the jackets and coats I've ordered the over the past few years are too tight. I'm 5'6 1/2" and less than 120 lbs. Tighter clothes might be the current fashion, but they're unwearable when they are to be worn over other clothes. The quality was good.
February 10, 2015
This jacket is perfect to wear with jeans or dress pants. It appeared boxy in the pictures, but it is not boxy at all. It also fits true to size. The colors are very pretty and very close to the online photos. Excellent weight for temps in th 40s and low 50s. I am pleased with my purchase!
January 27, 2015
Love the coat.
Bought the tall so it would be a little longer, had to have the sleeves shortened but the coat looks great!
Got it in the orange which I get so many compliments on, like the longer look. It's a great weight and keeps you warm on 40 degree days.
January 26, 2015
I like this coat....
I like the coat, it is nice and dressy. I can wear this with my dresses to Church. I have lost a bit of weight so unsure what size to order, but wish I would have ordered a size up.
January 11, 2015
Beautiful color but arms were wrong
I have wanted this jacket in dark berry since last year. Whenever my size showed up I ordered it. However, when it came the arms were too tight. I really believe it was sewn incorrectly because I have the same jacket in two other colors so I know what size works in them. If it becomes available again, I will definitely try one again!! I love the boiled wool jackets!!
January 8, 2015
Jacket runs small
I like the style, however, this jacket runs small, I'll have to exchange for the next size up.
January 2, 2015
I bought my daughter 2 swing coats in the boiled wool
I bought my daughter 2of the dress coats in boiled wool. After 2 months they are very warn and look several years old I am accustomed to landsend being quality but certainly not on this item. I do have 2 lux wool coats,one that is 6years old and it looks brand new. Has anyone else had the same results. My daughter is 34 and takes very good care of her clothes. So disappointed .
January 2, 2015
gorgeous color and high quality
I really loved the color and quality of this jacket-however I didn't feel that the cut was very flattering on me-especially from the back.
December 29, 2014