I had my eye on this pretty jacket (blue) for years, but due to the hefty price, I restrained, until this year. I really wanted this jacket. The colors were just as beautiful as pictured when I took it out of the box and the quality of the fabric was very nice. But alas, due to the large square buttons and smaller button holes (designed for round buttons?), I was not even able to unbutton some of the buttons to get to try it on. With my return, I requested that I at least be credited with the initial shipping charges or the return shipping charges, seeings how I couldn't even try the jacket on, but neither transpired. What a shame.
I bought one of these in the turquoise combination a few years ago at your Chicago store. I have worn it many times and get a lot of compliments on it (the color goes well with my blue-green eyes). It is quite comfortable and useful in all seasons. The only improvement I can think of would be pockets. (It's about time to hand-sew some pockets to the lining.)
St. Louis, MO