JMS Fitted Gabardine Blazer
This is gabardine?
The jacket is made okay but the fabric is super thin and feels more like cotton, which will work in Southern California. Was hoping for a dressier jacket to wear with my sheath dresses but this jacket is to casual looking. Will keep because returning is such a hassle and expensive. This jacket is perfect for the casual type.
March 24, 2011
Best part: Made in America!
Will recommend with a small reservation; sleeves are a bit roomy and had to be altered to fit properly. Still, well made and comfortable.
April 1, 2012
Decent, Cheap & Versatile
There is no comparison between this blazer and something like my beautiful, Anne Klein jacket. However, if you are a large woman, you know exactly how hard it is to find comfortable, nicer work clothes that aren't too bulky or hot. Had to have the jacket tailored since I don't have a big chest which is how virtually all women's-sized clothes are cut. But for the money -- including tailoring expense -- this jacket is a bargain. Unlined, so cool enough for summer. Paired a blue one with the matching trousers -- also tailored to bring down the volume of fabric in the legs. My upper arms are kind of large so the upper arms on the jacket are just a bit snug at armpit height. Wish, overall, the chest was cut much smaller, the shoulders a bit wider and the upper arms a bit more generous. Doubtul it will last long or through too many cleaning cycles -- my experience with JMS fabrics -- but since it was cheap and I'm desperate for summer-weight, work clothes, it will do.
July 14, 2012
It was comfortable, true to size. I really like it
I wasn't sure I was going to like it because the material was so lightweight but that turned out to be the reason I liked it. It's comfortable and fits beautifully!
September 27, 2012