Not a sure thing
The Sur Thing jacket was not a sure thing for me. Compared to other spring jackets, the fabric was not â€œlightweightâ€ or â€œcrinklyâ€ as stated in the description. The fabric is a medium-to-heavy, stiff canvas material, and it resembles a jean jacket in feel and appearance. If you are hoping for a tough, James Dean sort of look, this jacket would fit the bill. Personally, I was hoping for something I could wear to the office and around town. The â€œzero frillsâ€ description, on the other hand, was right on target. Unlike jackets from other manufacturers, there are no expansion pleats on the back or shoulders. This means the jacket is not very flexible for different body builds. I am a trim guy with a lean waist and moderately broad shoulders. I found the jacket was loose around the waist and too tight in the arms and shoulders. Given the â€œzero frills,â€ the price for this jacket-- around $100--is unusually high. You can get a Lee jean jacket at Pennyâ€™s for $45. I returned my jacket and decided to look for something that is more versatile and better made.
Nice and versatile
This has become my favorite jacket, and I'm carrying it everywhere. In black, it is very simple, a little stylish, at home at a ball game or a nice restaurant. The shell is soft, tightly-woven and water-resistant, with a nice feel and satin-like texture. The sleeves are unlined, so it never feels too hot. There is room inside for extra layers, so it's easy to make it warm enough when the temperature drops. It does fine in a heavy rain, as long as your hat has a brim. The collar is a comfortable polyester fabric with a ribbed texture. The striped lining is light but durable cotton, and looks classic. Snaps and zipper are also very sturdy.
My go too jacket
This jacket is a vitale part of my wardrobe. It goes well with jeans or a slightly dressier type pant. good for spring or fall,even wore it on some winter days with a warm shirt.Well worth the price. Sorry to have to hang it up for the summer.
West Orange New Jersey
This has become my favorite jacket- color, fabric and lining exactly as advertised, and a good fit. The material is also water-repellent, and the jacket is good for fall and spring weather in the northeast US.
New York, NY