Overall: 3.9 / 5 based on 23 reviews
17 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Short story of a Tall Girl's jacket -
By: Minilin from Boston, MA
Top 250 Contributor
The jacket was exquisitely tailored with high quality fabric in a very nice color combination. The detailing was amazing but precisely for this reason the sleeves could not be shortened. Since the sleeve button holes were open it would have been very costly to invisible weave the fabric to be able to reposition the sleeve buttons. A beautiful jacket for a tall person, not alterable for medium to short height ladies, so regrettably I had to return it.
By: carolr128 from Spring Lake, NJ
I admired this jacket for so long that, when it finally went on sale, I couldn't resist. The fabric is luxurious; the style is classic, and the colors are soft and lovely. The fit is perfect as well. The Customer Service representative who helped me with my order could not have been nicer or more efficient. Thanks so much!
Not Great -
By: Westwind66 from Oakland Ca
I was hoping for a beautiful Jacket, but it did not hang well and it made me look dowdy. It was bulky looking.
Not as shown in picture -
By: Platt from Newport Beach, CA
Unfortunately I have to return this for two reasons. First, the picture makes the jacket look completely different. It looks very light almost a moss green but in reality it was a strong green and beige color. Two, if you didn't tell me I would never believed it was a silk jacket. I thought the texture of the fabric was rough and I guess I expected silk to be smooth to the touch.
Well made, a true lightweight jacket -
By: Housemarten from Herefordshire UK
I have so wished for this jacket for the last two years! Having read earlier reviews was put off purchasing at the original price and when it was in the sale snapped it up. I think the majority of "issues" previously may be resolved as the workmanship is superb, the lining is beautiful. It is a late Spring/Summer jacket so has little weight. The slight problem is in my jacket the colour is fairly bright green tones not a deeper sage green, therefore not as muted as in the photograph which is not so good. I had hoped to team it with a black business skirt for work but due to the colour will coordinate better with nude or cream colours. In the sale it is a bargain and essentially warrants five stars. I have given four stars here regarding the original price as I perceive it is expensive.
Finally bought it -
By: Jamestown from Jamestown, RI
Now that classics are somewhat back in style, I bought this jacket. Glad I did. Lightweight and light color will serve me well on cool days in Florida.
Color and cut not good for me -
By: Sungrian from Los Angeles, California
The color of this jacket in the catalogue is misleading. I thought it was going to be a creamy beige but the predominant color was khaki green. I am tall and the sleeves and jacket length were too short. Had I gone up a size, the fit would have been too loose. Disappointing because it looked like it would be a great summer jacket.
Beautiful But Oddly Made -
By: Ellie610 from North Carolina
This jacket is beautiful to look at and the fabric is just perfect but it is fashioned differently than it looks in the catalog.
Lovely jacket -
By: thornton32 from Salisbury
This was a lovely jacket, well made and a good fit but did not like the colour, please make in plain colour.
Soft Jacket -
By: jtools from Brookfield, WI
Looks good, soft. I expected something with a little more body, but nice.
|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!