Theory 'Gabe B - Tailor' Jacket
Cute but too tight
I liked the blazer and style but it was very tight through the shoulders so it had to go back.
Theory Gabe B Jacket
I bought this jacket in size 6. I normally wear 4, but the cut in Theory runs small. When I received this and tried it on, it was snugged at the waist as it's cut in more. I am short waisted and when you button it up it tends to gap. The closure is below my waist. Unfortunately I had to return this. I bought Theory in the past and I had no problem, but this jacket just didn't work. The construction of the jacket is very well made.
This is a very well made, well tailored jacket. The fit through the body is amazing and the sleeves are actually long enough, that is rare for me. The indigo color is beautiful. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that as I always order jackets one size larger than normal so that I can move my arms forward more comfortably, this one on me is still a bit snug through the back and armholes. I know I don't have the slim arms of my youth so younger girls who haven't started to put on weight in the back and arm areas probably won't have this issue. For reference I am 48 yrs old 130# and wear a size 6. I bought an 8.
A great find
This is a classic jacket and a staple for the office wardrobe. I must confess that despite the other positive reviews, I was expecting to hate it because I have such a hard time finding a well fitted suit jacket for a 5' 10" frame. It has a great fit in the shoulders (mine are a bit wide) and the chest and length are just perfect.
My only reason for a 4 star star rating rather than 5 is the sleeve length. I prefer mine to be slightly longer for my long arms, and these come up to the base of my hands with arms outstretched and well above my wrist with arms bent. I will consider letting out the sleeve length a bit if possible. It has great versatility (a more casual look) with a nice pattern when the arms are cuffed.
I bought it in charcoal and black and would have bought more colors if they had my size. I can see these jackets in my closet for many years to come.