Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 119
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoldenGinger Great, but some improvements
I purchased and just received the blue jean option of this beautifully embroidered jacket. The fit is nice, and I can foresee using this jacket frequently.
However there are some finishing issues that I wish to call to Mr. Mackie's attention. 1. The facing is not tacked down. It gives the jacket a sloppy fit....especially since this is truly a designer jacket. Since I sew, I sewed the facing down so it is not sloppy. 2. The other issue is the button application. The buttons, themselves are nice buttons; however, they are sewn in a less than durable fashion. The shank buttons are sewn directly to the material. With the expected use of the buttons, I can see that the shank buttons will wear off and probably pull the denim, creating a hole in the jacket. The proper way to sew these buttons on is to use a small button behind the facing so the two buttons anchor to each other and do not pull on the denim material. This is more costly, but again, this is a designer product and should have the construction of upscale designs. I will go to the fabric store and re-sew the buttons correctly. I considered returning the jacket, but I like the beautiful embroidery so much that I will invest the time and extra money to upgrade the jacket.
I only gave the jacket 4 stars, because I am compelled to make the changes described above. I would have preferred to take the jacket out the package and wear it without alterations. I have purchased Bob Mackie vests in the past. I have had to make similar alterations before wearing the items. Before ordering from Mr. Mackie, I now factor in additional time and money that will have to be spent by me to make appropriate alterations.
Yes, I would buy again. Once I fix the garment, it will be awesome!
Rated 1 out of 5 by ImpressedCleaner Poor Fabrication
I bought this jacket in the gray coloration and it was beautiful as far as the embroidery and style. The fabric used in this jacket, however, wrinkles terribly, so that the jacket looks like you've slept in it almost immediately. I was grossly disappointed after the first wearing at how awful it looked. Really detracts from the beautiful style. Hopefully, better grade fabric will be used in future for Mackie designs; they deserve the best.
Rated 3 out of 5 by hotflash Hit And Miss
I ordered both the denim and white jackets.
First I must say the embroidery is well done and I really like the design. However according to the product description the length should have been 28 1/2 inches, both measure only 26 inches! And the pockets on the white jacket are completely sewn shut! The pockets are there as you can see them on the inside. Where's quality control? Also the denim one arrived in good condition( nicely packaged) while the white one was folded strangely and the paper and plastic bag had obviously been reused. Looks like this was someone's return! I think I'm going to keep the denim one and just wear it open with a longer tank under it to cover the rest of my backside! But I'll be darned if I'll pay for a defective reject. So back goes the white one!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Barksdale NOT MY STYLE
I LOVE BOB'S CLOTHES BUT THIS JACKET WAS TO BULKIE FOR MY TASTE. IF IT HAD BEEN ANOTHER MATERIAL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE. LOVE HIS CLOTHES.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer High Quality
I ordered this in the denim color in a size small - according to the chest measurements listed on the web page. While it does button up, it is just a touch too small, although I think a medium would be too wide in the shoulders. The neckline is a bit high. I would prefer it to be 1 to 1 1/2 inches lower. The embroidery is exquisite and the denim is soft and comfortable. I struggled with the decision, but because it is a bit too snug, I have decided to return it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LL1969 Gorgeous!
I tried this jacket in black and as soon as it was on I was transformed. It was a bit large (I normally wear a large), so I am exchanging it for a smaller size. A show stopper!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magmoo Excellent And Very Stylish
I ordered this last year in the olive color and it is very pretty . I highly recommend it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nani ann Stylishly different!
Nice medium weight denim with outstanding "body"--keeps its shape as a jacket, or can be worn as a top with no blouse or tank top. Perfect length. Just love it for this time of year. Ordered in several colors and all look amazing with my southwest jewelry (thanks Carolyn Pollack!) and variety of colored jeans. Lovely embroidery and colors, and impressed with quality of silvery buttons. Unusual, striking, and received many compliments, especially in red!