Dennis Basso Water Resistant Belted Jacket with Cargo Pockets
Love this coat
I'm a curvy petite size 10-12 and got this coat in medium in the green. What a perfect coat. Love the pockets, the fit, the fabric, the elastic sleeves and especially the belt. It sets off my smaller waist and fits like I was the fit model. Most belts are way too long for me. I often have to "alter" clothing even coats but this one fits right out of the package.
I just returned from an early autumn visit to New York City and this Dennis Basso jacket/coat was beyond great for the trip. I bought the black and the olive green.
Both will now be my go to attire during a fall foliage cruise thru Canada.
The size medium is generous enough to fit my 42DD bust. but it as a tailored fit. A hidden hood will come in handy .
I wore it both over a leopard dress for dinner and with black jeans to the theater.
Thanks Dennis and thanks to QVC for a phenomenal clearance price w/free shipping.
HURRY AND GET THIS LADIES!!!
Not For Me
This is a beautifully made coat, and a bargain for the high quality. However, this coat and most of the DB coats add too much bulk which I don't need. I am a size 14, which for me is a DB Medium. I have had better luck with other designers when it comes to jackets and coats that have a more slender silhouette.
I loved the styling on this coat but what really stood out was the comfort and details. All of the snaps that could have been just decorative really work. The lining is soft and silky. Overall it seems like someone put a lot of thought and loving care into this piece.
Nice Spring Jacket
I love this great spring jacket. Chicago Spring is more like crazy winter fall mix! I love this jacket. It is great on dress up days at the office or dress down. The lining is slippery and often sticks out at the wrists, but that't a small issue.
Perfect coat - bad sizing
Dennis, please do something with your sizing. Arms are way too tight. I normally take an XL but sized up to 1x because of the other reviews and experience with other jackets of yours. That wasn't enough and the coat is too tight there. I am disappointed because this is the exact jacket I was looking for. If I go to a 2x then it may fit in the arms but will be way too big everywhere else. Unfortunately, am sending this back.
I AM A DENNIS BASSO CHIC VAMP... :-)
...IN MY SUMMER PLUM IN A SIZE LARGE & A PERFECT TORSO FIT AND LENGTH... I LOVE THIS CARGO JACKET... and wear it a lot, come sunshine, rain, or breezes. Even when the temps get cooler, I wear it over a sweater, or a layering of blouse/vest/sweater. It is so easy to care for in the great 100% polyester, machine-wash and -dry modus operandi. Love the full-lining, and the resistance to water, with a hidden zipper there is also a 'hidden hood' to reveal and cover my head when need be. Love the easy-entry deep cargo pockets; it is a Dennis Basso versatile, functional, great color, and great wear garment!
Not what I expected
I don't know if I got the wrong idea from the presentation or description - but I ended up returning this jacket because it just seemed really different in person. The first surprise was the fabric - I thought it would have a bit more structure and a bit more weight to it (while still remaining a light jacket). But it felt thin, and was more of a "silky"/billowy polyester with no real substance (almost like peachskin without the texture). I also didn't realize that the end of the sleeves were elasticized - the way you would expect on a tracksuit vs. outerwear. Finally - I had hoped that it could be dressed up or down - but, with all the snaps and pockets and the elastic wrists and belt, it really read more casual than anything else. It seems to be really well-made - but it also seems to be confused as to what kind of jacket it is. Just be sure know what it is that you're getting before you order - in the end, it wasn't for me.
Great Lightweight Rain Jacket
I bought this jacket in the olive in my regular size, medium, and liked it so much that I am back to order the jacket in black. To me it is the perfect lightweight jacket for dog walking on the beach near my home when the weather is cool and drizzly. It fits perfectly in my regular size and has plenty of room for a sweater underneath. I did find the belt a little tight as another reviewer noted, but I am not much of a belt wearer anyway so I just fastened it in the back and let it dangle, like Joan Rivers shows us. I am 5'6" and the jacket length hits me mid-thigh. I think it looks longer in the picture, more like a coat than jacket, but it is not.
Love the coat
This was my first purchase of a Dennis Basso product, and I am completely satisfied. I got it in black and have been able to wear it from winter into spring. It's light weight, totally repels dirt (including cat hair), has a lovely lining and I get compliments nearly every time I wear it. Plus it has a hidden hood in case it rains.
Very nice and a bargain at the price.
Love This Jacket
I love this jacket. I love the fit and the workmanship is great. The sleeve length is good. I will continue to buy Dennis's merchandise.
I reveived the jacket today and just love it. I ordered it in the purple it so rich looking.
And the fit is pefect.
It is the first thing I bought by Dennis Basso. And will return for more.
Thank you the coat was just what I was looking for.