Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5 out of 5 by dblairster Fabulous!
After reading many of the negative reviews, I decided to purchase this in both the black and the grey. Many of the complaints were about things that were clearly obvious in the pictures and when watching the jacket be modeled in the video. You are getting exactly what you see pictured. So, I am not sure why people ordered this jacket expecting it to be something other than what it is. I love this jacket in both colors. The faux leather/suede feels anything but faux. Buttery soft and lightweight. Fits exactly perfect. I am a tall, curvy, busty, size 18+ and I bought the 18/20. The cut of it is very slimming, but not tight fitting. The fit is perfect whether zipped or open. It was also nice to see that the body of the jacket wasn't too short. I am not sure why designers think that cropped is good for large women. Dennis Basso made this jacket a beautiful proportion so that it would be flattering on a short or tall woman. If you are thinking about it, just make the purchase. You can always return it.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lucianne A lot of fabric
I generally like the 'waterfall' effect on a sweater, but this was thicker than a knit and I thought it was too much fabric in front, kind of an exaggerated waterfall or drape front. A little too much for me as I'm on the shorter side but wear a L or XL. If I was tall, like the models, I'm sure it would look good. Also, there was an odd smell when I took it out of the packaging. I let it hang overnight and didn't notice it so much the next day. However, I'll have to return as it is too much for me. The style is good, at least the intention is good and I did like the fabric. Too bad there was too much of it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by namee Check out the presentation video
I did not happen to see the presentation on this. It looked lovely and I bought it. Once home I could not figure out why there was material HANGING after I zipped it up. There was no way to not have that happen. It went back. It looked ridiculous. Then I checked out the video, and there it was HANGING and no one said a word about it. It looked as if they were purposely not addressing it since they never zipped up the coat during the presentation. What a shame, it would have been nice. I guess if you never zip it it would work.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mrs L B Interesting cut
Yes, it smelled upon opening thin plastic bag and yes it is too large in the chest area and yes, the sleeves are way too long. I ordered a L, my bust 40&1/2 so returned it for a medium still has all the above ow so wrong but since some family members thought it was leather and suede I decided that maybe I could take it to have it altered, or maybe I might send it back if it continues to be odorous.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poundcake Disappointed
ORDERED GRAY IN THE MEDIUM AND IT WAS TO BIG. THE SLEEVES HUNG BELOW MY FINGERTIPS AND THE COLLAR WAS OVERWHELMING! IT SEEMED TO BE CUT WRONG; TO BIG ON TOP AND LONG SLEEVES. I HAVE MANY DENNIS BASSO OUTERWARE BUT I HAVE TO SEND THIS ONE BACK.
Rated 3 out of 5 by West Coast TOO MUCH MATERIAL
I ordered this item in 2x size and usually Dennis Basso cuts to fit perfectly.
This style has way too much extra material in front if you want to wear open.
I have over 12 items purchased by Dennis Basso, this will be the first time I
return an item. The quality of the faux leather is exceptional but the cut is not complimentary to me, too much, too large flaps in front.
Rated 3 out of 5 by LoraR Collar overwhelms the jacket
When I opened the box and took the jacket off the hanger, I though - wow like butter! So soft. The overall fit was perfect but the collar overwhelms you when it is zipped and when it hangs open. Had there been pockets, I might have been able to make it work, but sadly it is going back. Love my other Dennis Basso Faux Leather Jackets - guess I know now to stick with the structured ones.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just Me In Chicago Sharp Jacket!
This is my 4th Dennis Basso purchase and love it as usual. Mr. Basso knows how to do faux leather! Like my other purchases I always receive compliments. When I am wearing a Dennis Basso faux leather jacket and people hug me they say,"Wow, what a great feeling leather jacket." The only thing I would say about this one, I almost think that the zipper on the right needs to be a real working zipper or at least a zipper that is complete. Also when zipped up the inside panel hangs below the hem.