Women's Boiled Wool Jacket
The fit is great, but the fabric is rough and scratchy.
I just purchased this jacket in capri blue. My comments: 1) I'm a 4P. The fit is fine - no problem with tight sleeves. I include this comment since other reviewers found the sleeves too tight. 2) The fabric is rough and scratchy. It would be uncomfortable to wear without a turtleneck or scarf. Frankly, I'm surprised and disappointed. I've worn boiled/felted wool jackets by other manufacturers and never had this problem. 3) One of the sleeves is not flush with the adjacent jacket front. The inset sleeve puckered at the seam. Another disappointment. I'm returning the jacket.
November 14, 2014
runs sm for LE, but true to industry size
I love my coat. It's perfect for fall temps (40s and 50s). A lot of reviews mentioned tight arms. They were snug when I first rec'd the coat but after a week, they have stretched or relaxed and now fit fine. I am usually size 4 in other brands and the sz 4 fit well. But I am only 5' tall and the regular is the right length (not petite). I gave 4/5 stars because the cut is boxy, but for $40, a steal overall.
November 2, 2014
Finally! A comfortable yet dressy coat!
This coat is so comfortable. I always have trouble with coats like this being too small in the upper arms -- but not this one! It feels like it was made for me. I am 5'2", and the coat covers my rear just fine, so longer than the picture. I can get a sweater under it just fine. The orange color is perfect. The sleeves are a little long, but that is fixable. Thanks for such a wonderful product! I'm glad you offer bold shades for colorful gals like me! :)
November 1, 2014
Doesn't measure up
Lovely colour, Capri Seas. Cut is flattering but far too small. I bought my size, 6 as per measurements on the website, but my tape measure makes it a whole size smaller than the listing says. Arms are very tight and shoulders narrow , I only have narrow shoulders and normal arms so this is not usually a problem for me. I also find it is quite heavy. Sadly it has to go back, a nuisance as I am an international customer and returning is costly.
September 11, 2014
This is the first Landsend wool coat/jacket that doesn't fit. I always wear a size 8. This one is too tight in the chest, shoulders and arms - almost couldn't button it up. The colour - berry - is beautiful and the fabric feels nice
July 8, 2014
Beautiful jacket - runs a little large...
Beautiful jacket- the midnight sky colour is just stunning - the best blue I've found - but no longer available in plus sizes. :( Please LE bring back this colour in plus sizes. I have a number of friends who have jumped online to order this coat and colour after seeing mine and been disappointed. Great jacket that runs a little large.
July 4, 2014
Beautiful Coat, but...
Have bought four of these coats and kept them all because it is a beautiful jacket. Gave it only four stars because of size problems. Here is what I found. The black REGULAR medium, one inch below arm is 38 inches. The very pretty Dark Berry in a PETITE Medium measured in same place is 42 inches, a difference of four inches, WOW. The Teal PETITE medium is 39 inches.The ivory in reg medium was the same size as the black. Kept all the jackets, just have to adjust what I am wearing under them. The Dark Berry is the perfect fit for me, can even wear a light sweater under that one. Wish all the others fit the same. I am 5'2" weigh 122 lbs. 36 D bra. Pleased with Lands end this makes eight coats I have bought from Lands End, first time I have had a problem with size. Do I recommend shopping at Lands End? YES
Thank You Lands End. Just so sorry about the size problem with this jacket.
May 31, 2014
What's happened to LE sizing?
I used to be able to buy LE clothes with confidence, knowing a 12 was a 12... Lately, the sizes cannot be depended upon and this jacket was a good example. No where close to a 12P... arms and back were so tight that I was afraid if I moved, the jacket would rip. The quality was fine and the color beautiful but it's clearly mis-sized. It's going back!
April 6, 2014
Love this jacket!
I am so happy I made this purchase, the jacket is lovely. I got the pumpkin color in a size 12. I could have worn a 10 but it would have been a bit snug and there would not have been room for anything with any bulk, like a sweater, to wear under it. Oftentimes I get a petite as the sleeves can be too long, but I did not find that to be the case with this jacket. It's not a heavy jacket but it's not lightweight either. It's just right.
March 30, 2014
TIGHT in shoulders and arms.
I agree with the reviewers who said this runs small in the arms and shoulders. I was surprised how tight the size 8 that I usually wear was. I rechecked the measurements and I am right between an 8 and 10 in the bust. The 8 felt constricting and very tight in the shoulders, arms, and bust. The waist area fit fine. Maybe it is the lining that is so small. It was so tight that I am not sure even a 12 would be comfortable. I buy a lot from LE, so maybe this is real-world sizing. Also, the first thing that struck me when I took it out of the box was how heavy it was and that it definitely would not be an item that I would ever take on a trip. I returned it.
March 26, 2014