Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by FancyJaguar Wonderful textile
I can't believe this garment is not sold out. It is gorgeous. Got both colors. Especially love the blue for winter. The textile is wonderful and it is lined. I got the XL and usually wear XL or 1X. XL fits great so glad I didn't size up. Highly recommend Boyne Valley goods too. Love it. Does have plastic zipper of higher quality. It does not give or have much stretching capability like some unlined wool products, but works well for me and I am mostly on the plus size.
Rated 5 out of 5 by basil Beautiful Color and Quality!
I bought this vest in blue. The color is as beautiful...Beautifuller!... in person than on tv and the web. The depth of blue is accurately shown on the air, but the tweed effect is so much more lovely up close. As for the material, I would say this is very much like a refined and expensive boiled wool .. It is fully lined. While it does not have as much give as some of the Aran Craft or Kilronan sweaters you may be used to, the measurement chart might help you to find an accurate fit. I wear s or xs in these sweaters and went for the xs because the measurement chart indicated generous sizing. It's perfect!
Rated 5 out of 5 by abcdef321 Vest of Exceptional Quality
This vest is of exceptional quality, and certainly puts the Q (which stands for quality) in the company name QVC.
This Boyne Valley Weavers vest is so beautifully constructed--marvelously woven wool fabric, top-notch-quality plastic zipper (not metal, which I really dislike), beautifully lined.
I suppose I could make some small criticisms.
The fabric is predominantly wool and is a bit scratchy for those not accustomed it--I love this natural fiber, however.
There is a small contrasting color, a small strip or band of fabric, as part of the lining--sewn about an inch inside the vest along the length of the zipper. I bought the blue vest and this narrow, contrasting, vertical strip color on the inside is pink. I wish the entire vest were monochromatic--one color.
The vest fits! However, there is a very small pooch of fabric in the front at the armholes. I think this pooch of fabric may be just the ticket for a good fit in the winter if I decide to slip on a heavier sweater or turtleneck under the vest.
None of these concerns, though, would cause me to give the vest any rating less than five stars. I'm regretting now that I didn't order the green one, too, when the vests were offered as Lunchtime Specials.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mdee tight
This is a very classy, attractive vest. Loved the color and the fabric. The problem is that it is woven and lined, no stretch. I am on the busty side and the fit over the bust was too tight. If I sized up it would hang like a box. Not for the busty lady who likes to be able to zip up vests and sweaters. Is is really too bad, I did love the look and quality of the garment. I will be sending back, no point in sizing up. It really is a nice looking vest. If it was larger in the bust, 5 stars.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Zilch Lovely tweed, but...
The material in these vests (I bought both colors) is really lovely. During the presentation it was stated that these vests were generously cut, so I ordered both in size small, rather than my usual medium. Sadly, I returned both, as they were too tight. I also didn't like the way the front of the underarm pointed outwards a bit and thought that in the medium, this feature would be even more pronounced - otherwise I would have exchanged them for a medium size.
Perhaps Boyne Valley would consider making this fabric into a jacket, as it was a really beautiful tweed and otherwise very well constructed, included being well lined.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mamma2 Back for more!
Ordered this in blue.....back to order the green. Love it!!