Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3 out of 5 by washoe NOT chocolate
This vest fits well, lovely fabric and detailing, BUT this is the farthest from Chocolate colorwise ever. It's a dull, unattractive mix of olive and dirt. Won't go with any Chocolate shirts, pants, or sweaters I already own. I don't like it well enough to pay all the expenses to exchange colors. Back it goes.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Getting Healthy So Pretty
Bob Mackie items always look so much nicer in real life. I got the purple vest. It is lovely.
Note: I took my measurements before ordering, and selected a size in accordance with the sizing chart. This fit just as I had expected.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gmkb Comfy Bob M. Vest
The green is a lovely shade - not emerald, not moss, but somewhere between. The fit is true, the length is perfect on my 5'4". The fabric is comfortable and soft and the small amount of embroidery adds a nice touch without being over the top. Will look good over a black, cream, beige, lime or yellow top
Rated 4 out of 5 by abcdef321 Stunning embroidery; more Suzani patterns, please
Bob, the first time I heard you mention Suzani prints on-air, it wasn't too many minutes later that I was turning to the Internet to learn more about Suzani. I thought I was looking for a she; as it turns out, Suzani is an it. Suzani is the Persian word for needle, and, Bob, given your affinity for Persian art forms and symbols, the Persian connection came as no surprise. I further learned that the art form of Suzani is practiced across Central Asia, and more specifically, Uzbekistan. The web has images aplenty of the various Suzani interpretations by women needle artists. It is so nice to see that you, Bob, have added your own interpretation of Suzani via this fleece vest.
I do know that you also made a long-sleeve liquid polyester top with another oversized Suzani print; however, this type of fabric is just not for me. I truly and sincerely hope that you are not finished using Suzani prints; they are just too beautiful to interpret only twice. I think the Suzani needlework on these vests and the colors you have selected are stunning, though I was hesitant to see the full Suzani circles cropped on the front of this vest.
The embroidery is five stars, the design of the vest is also five stars, in my opinion. I ordered the green and the red. The green is a darker and richer forest green than the on-line photo, and not as olive as the color depicted in the on-line video. My second choice was the brown, so nice for autumn, but I had to go on waitlist. Knowing that the red vest will brighten the shorter darker days around winter solstice, I got the jump on January and late December by picking up the red vest.
I am very aware that this vest does not have the quality construction of the fleece vest that you and QVC offered about two years ago. That earlier vest was fully lined, gorgeous in all respects. On this current Suzani vest, the sleeve lining is tacked only twice to the zipper facing. I am most tempted to tack carefully the center of the pocket lining to the zipper lining at least twice more so that the pocket facing doesn't roll out. Because of the lack of any appreciable lining, I gave this vest four stars, though I was quite tempted to give the vest only three stars.
The vest fits like a dream, with room for layering a thin cotton turtleneck underneath. The Suzani needlework ultimately swayed me to a four-star rating. Bob, please, more Suzani patterns on a smaller scale, such as on this visually marvelous vest!
Rated 5 out of 5 by FancyJaguar Awesome fitting vest, however not lined
Got this in green and I love the lime green with shiny brown contrast on trimming. Really beautiful. It is a great fit also. Not too tight around the middle at all. Very warm in addition. It is not lined (too bad) and I think it would be better if it was because the inside trimming looks unfinished and makes the garment a little flimsy at the top if not zipped all the way up. It would more worth the price. One problem. This is the second vest I have purchased from Bob Mackie with a hole in one of the pockets. I am not going to return or remove any stars, but Bob please improve quality checking on this.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoodlePal Great Vest
This vest is wonderful. I have been searching for years for one that actually fits right and this is the one. The colors are vibrant as well as the embellishments on the vest. The length is good too. I would recommend this vest to anyone to wear or to give as a gift.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madlynn great vest
I bought one for me and then another one for a Christmas present. The vest is roomy without being overly so. In my regular size, I can easily wear a thicker turtleneck underneath it. The design looks great - creates interest without being overwhelming.
I originally ordered one in red and one in brown. I did not like the brown color, so I exchanged it for another red. The red is a great color - not flashy but warm and attractive.
Rated 5 out of 5 by msuspartan Absolutely Love This Vest
Love it so much that I purchsed 3 of these vests for me (purple, brown, and black) plus one for my mother (crimson). The detail in the shoulder and pocket accents is stunning. The variety of colors used in the accent areas allow for many coordinating color choices in long sleeved tops. This is comfortable and easy to wear. Pockets are perfectly placed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kachina624 Extra Warmth
This vest is perfect for a little extra warmth if you're going to be outside or in a drafty room. I got the black and plan to wear over teal, blue and gray shirts with jeans or black pants. It is plenty roomy to wear over a shirt or sweater. It's very soft and cozy. I can't wait to wear it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by granw Preview Your Review
i have several Bob Mackie jackets, pants, tops, and vests.....I love them all....his art is always so well done.. He has long been a favorite designer of mine.. Its fantastic we can now have it,,,,, Thank-you to QVC for the partnership.... As for the vest,,its perfect over a turtleneck, sweater, or long sleeved t-shirt..Since retiring, I had gotten into the habit of jeans and polar fleece. this takes it to a bit nicer look. Its sharp enough to wear out with nice slacks too. add some silver or turquoise jewelry and you are set. .As usual its perfection on the detail, fit is a nice cut,,not boxy like some polar fleece. A great way to look a bit more polished everyday.. Great item.... Depending on what top you wear under it could be a 3 season piece, depending on where you live.... I LOVE IT..
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandi911 GREAT VEST
Vest is comfortable and will fit over a shirt or regular weight sweater. Love it and would recommend it highly.
Please more vests for the winter
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5cats1dog Beautiful Vest
Love this vest, purchased it in the brown. Very comfortable and flattering. Fits beautifully.