DOUBLE BREASTED PHOTOGRAPHER JACKET
nice but a bit restrictive
The jacket looks as amazing as it does in the online picture, with the exception of the buttons, which seem a bit cheap. The fabric however, looks stunning and the slim cut is very tailored. The buttons are a bit deeper on the jacket so it does fit a bit tighter than the photographer blazers, but body movement is not greatly restricted. The cut complements the physique very much. I have to admit I love the cut! The cuff length is also a bit shorter than the photographer blazers, which is a plus for me as it gives a very professional cuff length. Overall great coat, but I don't know if the price is fair for the quality of the buttons.
April 5, 2013
photographer cut, but more "restrictive"
Try this on in person if you can. When you try to compare the fitting to a regular single-breasted two-button photographer jacket, you will not be able to account for the more restrictive shape that a double breasted jacket will have. As an example, you can get away with a wider chest in a two-button because the "hinge" sits lower on your stomach, whereas the double breasted jacket hinge sits much higher, limiting the range of comfortable variation.
Material and build wise, this seems up to par with a regular jacket, which justifies the prices. If you are trying to match it, the jacket matches the microtwill producer pants from Autumn/Winter 2012, and presumably matches the dark gray microtwill of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. It's unfortunate that Express doesn't openly show which pair of pants matches, because this jacket is a great way to double the bang-for-your-buck with a gray micro-twill suit.
March 9, 2013