Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 42 reviews
40 of 42 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beautiful but sizing a little off -
By: PansyLady2 from north of Boston
This is a beautiful vest. The pattern is colorful and springlike. The workmanship is excellent. Am really looking forward to wearing it. Two problems, however, that will require help from a dressmaker. The button closure loops are too small. I nearly pulled a button off to get the loop free. Will need smaller buttons or some other fix. Also, the vest is a little small around the hips. I wish it had a couple of slits or vents at the bottom edge. Nvertheless, it's a beautiful, unique garment.
Knock Out Vest -
By: puddy from Richmond, IN
Top 250 Contributor
Oh my, this vest is GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful bright spring/summer colors. So well made, fits great, classy and I know, without a doubt that I'm going to look good when I go out and about. It will be dressy or with jeans, whatever you want. Good Orvis quality and I am so glad I have it. Thank you, Orvis!!
great buy -
i'm delighted w/this vest...... it is beautiful and the sizing is perfect. thank you
A disappointment -
This vest was a beautiful color both on the main side and the reverse. However, it had no shape! there were no darts on the front or back to give fit. It looked like a board coming out of the package and looked like a board when I tried it on. The armholes stuck out in a weird way in the back. I returned it.
Christmas glamour -
By: Ladywoodthorpe from York
Purchased as a Christmas gift and certainly looks as though it will add style and sparkle to the festive season.
Reversible is nice -
By: Tinker from Medina, MN
I have one of your vests from last year Size XL so ordered this one the same XL and it is quite a bit bigger. I like the reversible aspect and the material is very nic and light weight.
Beautiful Colors, Versatile Vest -
By: horsesandhounds from Central Montana
Top 500 Contributor
Very nice vest that goes with so many colors. I do think the size M runs a bit large, so it tends to look a little boxy on me, but it's so pretty that I always receive compliments on it.
perfect with jeans -
By: keepsmiln from Seattle, WA
I love this vest. It goes well with so many of the colors I wear and really dresses up a pair of jeans. The tags on the collar are gently sewn on so that they can be removed easily, making the vest reversible. Wala! two for one. The fit is true and it keeps its shape. I definitely recommend this vest - it will become your favorite because it goes with so many tops.
love the blue side -
By: Riva from Rockies
I found that altho I usually need a M in this vest a S was a better choice.
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Orvis Handcrafted Reversible Jackets
The story of our exclusive block-printed jackets began more than twenty years ago, when Orvis Women’s Product Development Specialist Sharon McNamara traveled to Jaipur, India in search of British-inspired block-printed fabrics. The artistry and skill of the regional craftspeople there lead to the creation of our most popular women’s jackets of all time.
Sharon recently shared her memories of that:
“In those days, elephants, camels, and burros were used to transport the fabric to the remote villages of the Jaipur region. I was the only western visitor in the village at that time, and I met with the country’s premier block printer. He worked in a room that was covered from floor to ceiling with boxes of print blocks. Each wooden block was carved by hand and it could take up to two weeks to carve some of the more elaborate patterned blocks. I learned that each print takes multiple blocks – the most elaborate fabrics can require as many as 28 different blocks. Because they are made of wood, each block can only be used less than 300 times before its crisp, precise lines become blurred and a new block must be carved.
I quickly learned how difficult the printing process can be, after trying it! Master printers, using techniques that are centuries old, are highly valued for their skill. It takes great strength and a steady hand to line up the blocks precisely to get the exact print. Men do the block printing and women do all the embroidery and embellishments by hand, after the fabric is dyed and finished.
At that time, all of the dyes used in this village came from nature. For example, black dye was made from a combination of iron horseshoes and blackstrap molasses. After the fabrics were dyed in huge outdoor earthen vats, they were washed three times and then laid out on the desert floor to dry. The sun would bake in the color, setting the dye.
The finished fabrics were then carried to the town of Jaipur via burro, where they were used to create reversible jackets, pairing two different prints with a fine layer of lightweight cotton fill in between. The materials were sewn by hand and trapunto-stitched on a single-needle treadle machine. The women in the workrooms would create the self-covered buttons by hand and detail the jackets with further embellishments and embroidery, depending on the design.
The quality and care that go into our reversible jackets is unparalleled, and every jacket is still a unique, handcrafted work of art. The men and women we work with in India take great pride in continuing this centuries-old tradition of artistry and block printing. Our longtime vendor partners – Sam Hilu and Raman Monga – are the guardians of this tradition of quality.”
Orvis is proud to offer our customers the world’s finest handcrafted reversible jackets.