Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 48 reviews
44 of 48 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Quality purchase -
By: GMix from Brookings, SD
I am very pleased with this vest . My only concern is the interior cotton lining and how long it will hold up. Time will tell. I do like the vest enough that I may order its full jacket counterpart at some point in the future
Great fit, great service, outstanding quality. All I had hoped for and more!
Wonderful Vest! -
By: DrBurl from Fort Worth, TX
This vest was my first purchase from Orvis. It won't be my last! The vest is luxurious feeling with magnificently soft leather. The removable fleece collar gives it cold and warmer weather flexibility. The vest is windproof, and especially warm in cooler weather when zipped up. No wind gets into this vest and it keeps one's trunk very warm. I also love its looks.
Sprirt Leather Vest -
By: CMCASE from Hudson, WI
This product exceeded my expectations. I have received many complements on it. It is both functional and attractive. GREAT!!
awesomse vest! -
By: djsmooth from houston , tx
this vest is well made and looks great! i recommend it to any man who wants to look great!
Spirit Vintage Leather Vest -
By: WBinPDX from Oregon
I don't need much to stay warm even in the winter and I was tired of the soft-shell look. This leather vest suits the purpose perfectly with nice supple feel and weight. I'm not a furry collar type so I removed it to reveal a clean, classic looking leather collar. SIZING INFO: I am 6'1" 205 and originally ordered and XL that was way too big around with huge arm hole cut almost down to my waist. An easy exchange to a Large was perfect! Roomy enough for over a sweater/hoody but trim enough not to look like I'm sporting a big ol' pub tummy. Overall I can see little room for improvement other than the chest pocket being made larger to accommodate a phone.
Good Quality And Great Onsale Pricing -
By: Jnparke from Suwanee, GA
I wanted to try this vest on when I saw it on sale online. My two local Orvis stores did not have in stock but a salesperson helped me order it online at one of the stores. An added bonus was free shipping on that day. So it was a great purchase. I agree with some of the comments about the collar size and material. Improve them and put in two way zipper and you will have a real winner. I am a vest person and it is a great addition to my collection for those cold southern days.
Handsome Vest! -
This vest is gorgeous! Very well made. The fur collar is detachable, which increases its versatility. My husband was extremely pleased with this gift.
All You Need to Know -
By: RevDrBob from Ohio
The collar is quite substantial and warm for the neck when raised. It is also nicely soft - in contrast to another reviewer's comment. That big warm collar is disproportional for the thin leather and thin lining of the vest. I wear XL in everything but bought this in XXL to wear over a rugged, heavy gray zippered Irish sweater. That combo works as the thin vest adds a little extra torso warmth but provides the heavy sweater with an appropriately warm collar. The combo works to keep me warm outdoors in freezing temps. Essentially a heavy sweater add-on. The thin vest with huge collar does not make sense if used as a vest over just a shirt. I think it would not only look ridiculous but your neck would get too hot. In freezing wind I add a heavy, oversized denim jacket and then I really appreciate that big, tall collar - it covers my ears! There is the thin leather, a thin cotton lining, and some soft and thin inner material. Overall its a supple, soft, thin, comfortable construction. The distressing is almost convincing as natural, but just almost. The leather appears to be surface colored (painted) as is furniture leather rather than vat dyed. Where the color is worn off for fake distressing the exposed leather is light pink. I fear the thin leather will tear easily if caught on something. The big front flap pockets and the hand warmer pockets right behind add up to a lot of puffy material at the belly so it will increase your already big belly and make your head look small sitting there in that huge nest of a collar. The hand warmer pockets are great. The exterior breast cell phone pocket is a nice feature and it fits my uncased iPhone snugly - it would stay there even if I did not close the zipper. It may be too tight for a phone with a back cover or other casing. If you take off the removable fake fleece collar you will have a large pointy leather collar that looks 1960's disco in style. The vest care instructions state "Specialist Dry Clean Only." When I received this vest I donned it to check for fit, then put it in the washing machine on warm for a full cycle followed by tumble dry on medium - just to see what would happen. It came out unchanged. I would wash it again. I like this vest only as an add-on to a heavy sweater where it provides additional torso warmth and a warm collar for the sweater.
Fashion-grade leather -
By: TravisT from Sunnyvale, CA
I bought this particular vest last winter. I really like the color, style and fit. It looks really nice, and I have received lots of compliments. I usually wear a large, and I ordered this vest in large. It is true to size (for me, anyway). I would give this vest 5 stars except for two things which bother me: the leather is really thin, like something you'd find on a designer leather jacket, and the process used to give the leather its vintage appearance looks unnatural and contrived in places. I would recommend this vest for casual applications, and I would avoid extremely rugged use. If you like the idea of this vest to begin with, you'll probably love it once you wear it!