M&S Collection New Wool Blend Luxury 2 Button Flannel Jacket
I had been looking for a high-quality charcoal blazer-style jacket and was pleased to spot this one, which seemed to fit the bill. I ordered it and, when it arrived, started to undo the stiched closed pockets. This particular jacket had more pockets than is usual in women's tailoring, one of the reasons I believed it would be worth the high price - two hip pockets, plus an inside pocket, breast pocket, and coin pocket. I unpicked the inside and two hip pockets, then moved on to the breast pocket, which looked like an ordinary breast pocket, yet turned out not to be a pocket at all but opened straight into the lining!!! I did not even attempt to unpick the 'coin pocket'! The M&S web-site states that the jacket has 'multiple pockets' but does not mention that some are not actual pockets. Imagine the hue and cry if a customer, after paying £110 for a man's jacket from M&S, had found themselves in the same situation!
08 December 2013
Having already bought a blouse, I thought I'd look at some suits from the ladies dept as well. I chose this suit as I like the colour and the gentle feminine tailoring of the jacket and trousers. Nice fit across the shoulders and round the body, and trousers fit perfect too. Maybe slightly to feminine but I love it. Would definitely look nice with some heels, which may come later!
11 October 2013