Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 25 reviews
24 of 25 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Quality Loden Cloth -
By: SkiMan from Planet Earth
I purchased the Rascher Loden Vest and like it so much that I came back back and bought the matching jacket. The Tyrollean styling is a bit more formal than commonly seen on the streets of my town,but that's one of the things I like about it. Only one complaint: Two of the buttons nearly fell off when I unwrapped the package!
Great quality, a bit large -
By: FireLookout from Virginia
This is a very high quality jacket, with lots of Tyrolean flair, which will equally well with jeans or slacks. More an outdoor jacket than a sport coat, but could serve as both. Only negative is that it is cut somewhat wide through the chest, at least on me. A bulky sweater fills it up nicely, and I may opt to move the buttons a little to snug it up. Overall, a good looking and well made product.
Unusaual and interesting -
By: Brunavia from California
Very well made. Nice weight for spring . Ample room for a sweater underneath. The antler buttons are a nice touch.
Superb Bavarian Jacket -
By: Greyhoundbuddy from Bristol, Connecticut
I purchased this jacket last month, because I love the style of a traditional "Janker" Bavarian hunting jacket. This is the real thing: made by Rascher, a mark of quality in German hunting clothes. I've spent a good deal of time in Germany and Austria and I've always liked this look. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly perfect for me. Great details, such as the stag horn buttons and leather trim, and all carefully stitched -- the quality really shows through in every way. My wife loves the way it looks on me as well and it can be dressy or casual. Hats off to Orvis for offering this jacket here in the US. Rascher's quality is unsurpassed, and I hope Orvis carries more of their clothing line in the future.
One of a kind -
By: Lawdocjoe from Austin, Texas
You will be the only one on your block with one of these. This jacket exudes a certain "old world" feel, and a sense of "I can wear what I want" - and get away with it looking cool. Like anything else from Orvis, it is quality made. Had to have the sleeves taken in and the tailor charged me the price of a nice bottle of wine, but it was wort h it.
Stand Out In Any Crowd -
By: chris10452 from Gallupville, New York
Top 1000 Contributor
When I saw this jacket in the catalogue I feared that it would be a little too pretentious, a little much for my upstate environ. I liked the style and evident Tyrollean vibe and with the stand-up collar, it was definitely in vogue but I wouldn't spring the tab on an item that I wasn't 100% on. Then my brother and I saw it in an outlet and he tried it on...wow, it looked great. He passed on it that day but 6 weeks later, my wife and I saw it and the rest is history. This jacket will always be the only one like it I every crowd. It's stylish and trim with a hunting/field sense and it will dress up a casual outfit just right. Leather accents are beautiful and it's pleasantly warm with excellent lining. I wear medium in most Orvis outerwear and medium is perfect in this jacket. Don't be intimidated...this jacket is sharp. My lawyer will be jealous of this one, too.
Cool Coat, not so cool on me -
Top 500 Contributor
Well, it's a sweet looking coat and totally unique (at least relative to what you see people wearing in the states), but it looked a little too hokey on me. Also well made, and good material and everything.
Love this jacket -
I've always wanted a Bavarian Style Jacket. This Jacket is beautiful in every detail. The green loden wool is warm but extremely light.. The horn buttons along with the suede details and embroidery is what makes this jacket stand out. I ordered the large and returned it for the medium, which fits great. The horn buttons could be reinforced.
Well done! -
By: slider11 from Northwest
Top 100 Contributor
Opinons are strong on this beautiful jacket. They either love it or scratch their heads (I have had both). What matters is how you feel. The horn buttons are pure Austrian and I suppose I could replace them if I get tired of them. I nearly ordered an XL as I am 6'1" and 200, with athletic build, but opted for an L because the back belt is only for show. I was lucky - it fits perfectly. The wool is amazing.
Nicest coat at the club. -
By: Wizard01 from Holland Mich.
This is the finest shooting coat I have found anywhere. The tayloring is impeckable as is the quality of materials. The detail in the tayloring is like none I have found elsewhere. The sizing runs a bit large, I could have worn a small,( not offered ) but the med. works fine with a swearet.I am 152 lbs @ 5'9''. I just could not return this coat.
|Rascher of Germany|
Creating outstanding men's coats and hunting apparel for over 100 years
The founder, Christoph Rascher, born 1885, graduated on his examination for the grade of master tailor on September 20, 1909. He established his own tailoring business on April 15, 1910 by entry in the handcrafts register.
His first workshop was in the back of his parents´ yard in St. Vit. In 1913-14, he built a house with workshop in the local center of St. Vit. By the end of World War I, Rascher employed 6-8 associates.
By the end of the 1930's, he had started the production of Loden jackets, with production being interrupted during World War II. After the war ended, production started up again and towards the end of the 1940's it had grown into a small hunting collection.
The family enterprise of Rascher men's clothing continued to grow as Christoph Rascher received additional support from his son Wilhelm and his daughter Helene Vollenkemper. By 1957, the first factory building was established.
The grandson of the founder, Christoph, joined the company in 1977. In 1984, the label “Duck Valley” was added to the already successful running label “Rascher”. The business had been managed by Christoph since 1989. Today the company employs 27 employees and supplies the German market, Europe, Eastern Europe, and the USA.