Overall: 4.1 / 5 based on 9 reviews
6 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A Great Sweater -
By: RAF1 from Edmonton, Canada
Very soft and a perfect fit through the shoulders and sleeves. The neckline allows the collar of the shirt worn underneath to be readily seen. It's a tad snug through the waist but that's certainly no fault of the sweater. It's something I'm going to have to work on!
Not up to expectation -
Sweater is a little bit large for a medium. Fabric has a nice feel, but it's very fragile, threads pull easily and zipper catches on the fabric. Color is a bright orange, and I had expected a slightly darker rust. Not my best purchase.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 6/24/2010 3:20:04 PM
Orvis Customer Service immediately contacted this customer and apologized that this sweater did not meet expectations. Orvis greatly appreciates your feedback about our clothing—we are constantly trying to find ways to improve our fit.
Update - neck -
On Jan 7th I wrote a review stating the neck on this sweater to be a true mock, only snug like a tutleneck. However, my husband loves the sweater and the NECK IS NOT A PROBLEM in his opinion. He is pleased with all aspects of this sweater and wears it a lot. Thank you Orvis!
Not for me -
By: Rabb from Texas
Top 500 Contributor
Ordered rust. It was orange. Really orange! Seemed well made but when on really just felt and looked like an everyday sweater. Also had a loose fit for me round middle and waist. A common problem for me with my build, but on this sweater I just thought it hung cheaply. Just not for me or my shape. Sent back.
Nice but... -
The quality is supurb and I was pleased with everything except the neck. Yes, it is lined with a soft cashmere but it is a true mock neck in that you can not turn it down even when fully unzipped. This is not a problem for me except the neck is very snug. It feels more like a turtlemeck. Otherwise this is a beautiful sweater.
Good, not great -
The color description for the "navy" sweater is simply wrong. The color should be described as royal blue or a dark sky blue --it's not navy blue. And it is high-quality, without a doubt, (thick, handsome ribbing, and well-made zipper), but it's not nearly as soft as the description led me to believe. It's a good day-to-day sweater.
Must Have -
By: Karl from Winter Haven, FL.
Top 100 Contributor
This sweater not only looks great but feels even better when worn. It wears like you have had it for years right out of the package. This should be a foundation piece for any man's wardrobe!
outstanding item in my sweater collection! -
By: cjnmn from phoenix, az.
visually appealing, great to the touch, and feels fantastic on you, like a trusted old sweater you've had for years.
Delaine-Merino Shearling Coat
It took 1,200 years to make a men's
shearling coat this good.
An ancient and universal fibre
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