Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 19 reviews
17 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sizing off -
By: Elzee from Portland, OR
Unlike other reviewers, my jacket was tan and black and very attractive. I wished I could have kept it but the sizing was inconsistent. I usually wear an extra small but this jacket was very tight across the shoulders, bust and sleeves; however, the sleeves were much too long even folded up. For the price even on sale, I regrettably sent it back.
Travel jacket -
Fits perfectly. Beautiful light-weight jacket. I'm a size10/12 and I ordered the large.
Better than expected -
By: Ponypal from Warrenton VA
Like this jacket and like both the solid maroon and the print. Pretty sure it will gonwith everything so, again, very useful. It's better looking than I thought so a pleasant surprise.
Really comfy with style -
By: Jen54 from Colchester
Top 1000 Contributor
I had a lovely surprise when I tried this on as it was smart and dressy but had the comfort of a Lounge-around too. Felt it was good value at the sale price that I was lucky enough to get but would buy another at full price (already looking!) weather has helped by sending me the temp to wear it.
Flattering, Feminine Jacket -
By: Minilin from Boston, MA
Top 250 Contributor
It is not easy to find a feminine, light weight jacket that is easy to maintain and sufficiently neutral to match several outfits while travelling. The nice shape that accentuates the waistline makes it very different from most and the fact that it is reversible offers alternative ways to wear it. I love this jacket and I am very glad to own it. I will have it in my wardrobe for many years to come.
A great disappointment -
By: from Altrincham
I have admired the jacket for some time so when it was reduced, I was delighted. However the jacket was not black/tan with a red lining. There was no tan at all on the outer material - just a rather 'poor' black and white! Did you send me a faulty one?
Well made -
By: leagle from London, England
This was a nicely tailored jacket although a bit stiffer than I would have liked. I wish the band collar had been higher, but the colours were lovely.
Stylish jacket -
By: clares from Dorset UK
This jacket looks great, is comfortable and I am very happy with it. Strangely though, although it fits in nearly all respects - it does not do up across my middle - and I bought my normal size. Perhaps it's not meant to!! I would wear it open anyway so that's OK.
I returned it -
It ran small and was too busy for my taste. Would probably be perfect for someone else.
By: malindihale from Surrey, England
This is a beautifully shaped jacket which fits like a glove and offers two completely different jackets - one very sophisticated dark red and the other a lovely Indian floral. I know I shall live in it for years. If only Orvis produced more XS sized clothes.
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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.