Overall: 4.1 / 5 based on 16 reviews
13 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
So so -
By: AliceMaureen from York Pennsylvania.
This sweater is a bit stiff, it is excellent quality and very warm, but not as comfortable as the Linen Shawl collared sweater that I also ordered.
Mechanic's Sweater -
By: Donf1950 from Fort Mill, SC
This is the third Mechanic's Sweater I have purchased and all three have been awesome. I receive a compliment every time I wear one. They look great dressed up or down. A nice pair of slacks or jeans look great.
A great looking sweater -
By: PondHouse from Ranger, GA
As handsome as this sweater looks in the catalog illustration it looks even better on my husband! The mid-wieght knit is very soft to hand. The sweater has a slightly relaxed but not sloppy fit. And the collar detail isn't scratchy (per him), just good looking (per me)! A great sweater for a day of lunching and running errands.
The Sweater that comes up short -
By: RedDogAlpha from DFW, TX
Let's face it ! This beauty, a Wool / Cashmere WWII Mechanics Sweater lists @ $198 and it has not lived up to my expectations at all. At first look out of the box ! Gorgeous ! Wear-ability is something completely else. The material is very very stretchy, especially around the wrist and it is pilling up only after the first wear. Not my expectation of quality from Orvis. So since I wanted to wear this one during the winter a lot I will have to juggle between that and the additional cost beyond that of the sweater in order to pay for "Dry Cleaning"
Nice Sweater -
By: flik108 from midwestern USA
Merino wool and Cashmere. Zowie! This sweater is a little decadent by my normal standards, but I wanted something softer than the raw wool sweaters that I normally wear. I've always liked the look of the traditional mechanic's sweater and thought this was a nice take on that. It's comfortable and warm enough (I'd put its functional range between 70-40F), the elbow patches are fine (more for looks than function), the neck trim is a little precious, but it makes the sweater a little more passable for business casual. I wavered on size because I'm semi-tall (6'1") but semi-thin (176#). I got a large which is a little blousy in the body and arms, but the right length--goes to waist exactly and lifts up as I lift my arms. I could recommend this to anyone who already has some bang-around sweaters that they can wear on supercold days and needs something a little more fine and indoorsy. It's rugged looking, but not that rugged. I've already put some obvious mileage on it in just over two weeks.
He liked it! -
By: Tavkomet from Chicago, IL
This is a nice sweater and my husband liked it very much. I thought it was a bit short on his 6 foot frame but it wasn't too bad. I was disappointed that after paying a dollar to have a gift box included in the order that there was none included. I expect better service from Orvis. At their prices, I do not expect to pay for a cardboard box, either.
Very Nice Sweater -
By: Mrsgroves from San Jose, CA
Great sweater. Husband has worn the cotton sweater so this year I purchased the cashmere. He loves it!
good not great -
By: LittleCornball from Wisconsin
I purchased this sweater fall 2013, and have worn it several times. the collar flaps and buttons are more style than function, and the sweaters weave should be tighter. overall a good product but not great. looks good and is warm enough for city wear.
2 for 1 -
By: CharminCharlie from Michigan
I purchased this sweater for our son's birthday and the XL was too small. He's 6'4". I ordered an XXL and before I sent the first back I thought I'd try it on. Well that's all it took. The XXL fit him perfectly and the XL is now on my top shelf. Very high quality and a distinctive look. Worth every dollar.
Unusual poor quality -
By: Cpmod from Holden, ME
Quality of product was lacking. Not typical of Orvis fit or attention to detail. I really like Orvis products but this one did not fit well nor was it up to its usual standards. Collar appeared pinched and poorly affixed to the wool fabrics. Return was easy and credit was handled promptly.