Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 22 reviews
20 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
great purchase -
By: kyphilly from Lexington, Ky.
I bought one size smaller per an earlier review suggestion. It fit perfectly except the sleeve length was a little too long. That can be fixed easily, The material feels soft and is great quality. It is the perfect fall weight and fun to wear.
Beautiful jacket -
By: Betsey2 from Waynesville, NC
This jacket has beautiful, vivid colors, mostly gold with dark green, brown, & blue. It has a soft texture since it is silk and has a fragile feel to it. I purchased the stretch moleskin pants in loden green, from Orvis to wear with it . Makes a beautiful outfit.
Beautiful Fabric and Workmanship -
Top 250 Contributor
This jacket is a classic. The fabric and workmanship are beautiful. The picture doesn't do justice to the rich colors. This is an extremely versatile piece--highly recommend it.
Wanting this for a couple of years -
Yes, when the catalog arrived, My first check was to see if the jacket was still available. I have been keeping an eye on this jacket for a long time. I tried my jacket on and it felt beautiful . The hound tooth tailoring is exceptional at every seam. I am delighted to have it hanging in the closet waiting for its season to arrive.
Love It! -
By: MartiC from Mechanicsville, VA
Beautiful jacket. I received this today and just love it. Very well made. You will not be disappointed if you get this.
High quality, runs large -
By: Brice from Seattle, WA
This is a high quality jacket at a great price. I was curious about the thread size used in the weave. I am pleased that a large gauge of smooth silk thread is used so it looks similar to a wool herringbone but with a nice sheen and seasonless weight. The colors are beautiful and versatile. My only wishes, as others have mentioned, are that the shoulder pads were slightly smaller and that Orvis offered it in petite lengths, as I'll need to tuck the sleeves under or have it altered. The jacket runs large. I would usually wear a 14 or 12, so I ordered a 12 per others' comments. I could probably even wear a 10.
Not a hacking jacket -
By: fieldmaster from horse country in S E PA.
This jacket labeled hacking jacket is actually a jacket- delete hacking, It is too short in t he body and lacks a rear vent. The sleeves are disproportionately long relative to the body of the jacket. One would never wear a jacket like this hacking. It would have been better labeled as a handsome tweed to wear in the country casually or in the city as part of slightly dressier outfits. A suggestion of a size chart would be nice in the catalog. The person who took my phone order was definitely unhelpful with sizing information.
Beautiful Jacket! -
By: Stone1953 from Houston, TX
Top 250 Contributor
I purchased this jacket for my wife as a Mother's Day gift. She was extremely pleased with the cut and fit of the jacket. Also, the material is top quality, another hit Orvis!
By: Aikenite from Aiken, SC
Top 1000 Contributor
This jacket was a gift I gave to my wife. She just bought a new horse and plans to Hunt it next season.. So she needed a hacking jacket for early season - cubbing - that is light weight but fashionable. She was very impressed with it and will wear it to ride. I however, was a little disapointed as it appeared in the photo to be double vented; which itis not vented at all. Having a double vent makes it easier to wear while riding as it does not fall beblow the back of the sattle - so as you sit on it. Anyway my wife the true horseman in the family says it is short enough that sitting on it is not a roblem. Wheew... very nice. Col Bob
Nice Jacket, But The Color Is.... -
By: BoniRose from Minnesota
Top 1000 Contributor
This jacket fits well and the fabric is very nice. The description describes the color as "camel," among other things. I have a camel skirt...no comparison, sorry to say. I sent it back. I would call it "gold." I realize that colors are objective, but their names do compell many of us to buy...or not.
|Silk: an ancient fabric, luxurious and versatile|
The legendary origins of silk
Silk is one of the oldest textiles known to man, but the methods of silk production remained a mystery in the West for centuries. Legend has it that a Chinese empress discovered silk in the 27th century BC while bathing; a cocoon dropped into her steaming bath water and unraveled. The empress had her handmaidens weave the strands together, and so the first silk thread was made.
A Fabric Worth It's Weight in Gold
Whatever the truth to that story, silk was solely a Chinese product and the silk workers kept the harvesting process a well-guarded secret for almost 3,000 years. In Roman times silk was a valuable commodity, literally worth its weight in gold. The ever-increasing demand for the lustrous material led to the creation of the Silk Road, a trade route that connected Asia with Europe, around 200 BC.
Silk fiber comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and it is extremely versatile. It’s comfortable to wear year-round, as it is naturally breathable and absorbs moisture. Silk takes dye very well, resulting in rich depth of color; it is lustrous, reflecting light for that telltale sheen. Surprisingly, silk batting, commonly used as an insulation layer in coats, provides 20% more warmth than goose down.
Strongest Natural Fiber on Earth?
Silk’s biggest secret, perhaps, might be its strength. Pressure tests have been done proving that a steel filament of the same diameter as a silk one will break before the silk does. Silk’s inherent elasticity insures that it can stretch up to 20% without damage. Silk, it turns out, may be the strongest natural fiber in the world.
Indulge Yourself with Silk: A Practical Luxury
Its strength, comfort and beauty make silk a practical luxury that's always a fabulous clothing value. Indulge yourself with something in silk today from Orvis!