Rated 1 out of 5 by scruffybob First impressions from friends etc . . not good.
I purchased this blazer recently and I have only worn it once, the fit is an odd one I purchased a similar blazer 1/2 years ago it fastened and although it could not be worn with anything under it, it looked OK however that blazer did have very light creases and this time I hoped that the M & S textile technologists had worked their magic and this time they had developed a finished linen material which does not crease, stayed looking good, more presentable and smarter when worn and curiously this time because the previous item could be fastened and was wearable but not big
I decided to go up two sizes basically because the next size up was not available I was both surprised and disappointed to find that the brand new 2 sizes bigger blazer was probable only one size bigger than the previous blazer I am guessing but if the one size bigger was available it would of been the same size/fit as the previous purchase which makes you think that M & S have a lot to do in terms of consistence in sizing from various manufacturers, you really are forced to try on which is why buying online is such a bind . The new striped blazer looks great on but sadly once worn it looks badly creased and scruffy much worse than the previous blazer purchased.
OK I accept that it's linen but unfortunately for me like no other linen item I have ever purchased before.
S & M
01 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strawberryglaze Very nice fit good quality.
My husband is very pleased with the jacket. It fits well according to size. Hangs well and feels good quality. Only negative felt it was a little on the pricy side.
25 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by tap4scott Why
My M&S jacket size has been 44short for years. So why, recently are the sleeves to long for me? Baffling
08 June 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nononsense10 Great design/poor fit
Both my son and my husband wanted to buy this jacket. They liked the design, the fabric and the quality, but the sleeves were much too tight particularly on the forearms. My son is a rugby player so maybe not surprising for him, but my husband is very slim
02 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaggedy Investment piece for your wardrobe. Really!
This is a linen pinstripe jacket. It distinguishes itself from a business jacket with the white buttons.and the absence of flaps on the front pockets.
Good quality linen. Light with a slightly hard feel to it.
The fit is tailored. If you're a bit podgy, you might need a size up. With long and short fittings, there shouldn't be a problem with getting the right fit.
It goes well with jeans and chinos.
Online ordered, it arrived with a cloth fabric suit carrier. Nice touch by M&S !
I'd guess this is one of M&S's best sellers in 2016. It deserves its success. And that "investment piece for your wardrobe" claptrap on many M&S descriptions, is in fact apt for this jacket.
A bit on the pricey side, but it really is great quality.
24 May 2016