Rated 3 out of 5 by Sagaboy Brilliant jacket; beware of colour & weight.
Good things first. Like most Ludlow jackets, this jacket is true-to-size. However, in some ways, it's unlike any other Ludlow in your wardrobe: the brilliant weave-pattern is quite unique, and the eclectic style makes it a proper fit for either an evening out with your lady or a formal event indoors.
On the not-positive side, the colour sold currently, described as French Blue, is quite close to dark navy than to the bright blue in the pictures. Also, the jacket is heavy. It was probably the heaviest jacket that I've had.
For the above two reasons, unfortunately, I returned the jacket.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Onlymanwearingahat Feel like a star in this jacket!
What a beautiful jacket! High quality fabric, proper construction, stunning colour. I plan to wear it as MC of an awards evening shortly and fully expect to be the star of the event. I bought 42 regular and it gives a precise silhouette worn with just a dinner shirt underneath.
So is it heavy? It weighs 1.08kg - for reference, my modern, lightweight wool dinner jacket is 0.8kg and my vintage wool one comes in at 0.95kg. It is the construction which gives this jacket its heft. Shoulders are fully built, the chest and yolk are lined and padded (although the jacket itself is only half-lined - top down). You wouldn't want to wear this in the tropics or on a humid night. But as a change-up in terms of colour, style and impact, I couldn't be happier.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by gdsf SWANKY JANKY
Beautiful jacket. I never saw it before I bought it online, so there was an element of surprise involved. When I unwrapped it I was impressed with the quality of the fabric of this jacket. It is gorgeous. Thick, rich, soft, looks like it cost 5 times what I paid for it. I wore it to a holiday party and people couldn't keep their hands off of it, petting it all night and commenting on the thick rich texture. It fits me like a glove right out of the box. The shawl collar is just the right width - not narrow, but sort of Tom Ford wide-ish, not too wide.
The silhouette is sharp as a razor. Very happy with it.
December 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by RenzoYL Just Not For Me
I was excited to receive this particular jacket. I am saddened to have to say that it wasn't what I expected. The color was a bit off, definitely a darker hue then whats shown online. Its certainly on the heavier side, the fabric was a tad too stiff for my taste. Overall, I do feel it is a nice looking jacket. However, I returned it as it wasn't what I was looking for.
March 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Vince Such a disappointment
I purchased this jacket as a birthday gift to myself because I loved the shade of blue and the texture of the fabric. First of all, it took forever to get here. Second of all, I wore it maybe 3-4 times within the month I had it and it already had three runs up the back. I suppose the threads caught on something and then pulled, but it resembles what a run on tights looks like. It's really just sad because I read up on this jacket so much and heard so many good reviews on the quality of the fabric. I'm starting to very much disagree with those reviews now. Basically an unwearable piece after less than a month.
August 5, 2016