A pop collar on a versatile, sporty wool vest that comes in plaids and solids with the quintessential Stormy Kromer promise: Our clothing is made by real people for real people and it's made to last. The SK Outfitter is, in fact, made like you.
I love this vest and get many compliments on it. However - a couple suggestions:The collar is a bother in the front especially while sitting (and driving). I'm taking it to a tailor to have button holes put in the collar by the zipper and buttons sewn on the vest so I can button the collar down when I don't want it sticking up. Like other buyers, I wear a medium in everything else. I couldn't even zip up the medium so I ordered a large. It fits well but is probably four inches longer than the medium so it hangs way below my waist (and shows below a jacket). ~~ We will pass this along to our design team. Thanks for the input! SK ~~
Love this vest design.....and the collar.....it's simple. For that I give it 5 stars. I must add a caveat.....unfortunately, it didn't fit. Before returning I did take the vest to a professional tailor to copy so I could get one that did fit. It was only 30 bucks more. Nevertheless, I do understand you got a business to run and need to sell to a market segment in order to survive.
I have several SK shirts that I have purchased over the years and have always found that the Medium size fits perfectly. Roomy but not too baggy. When I decided to get an Outfitter vest, I naturally ordered a size Medium. When I received it I was surprised that it fit like a sausage casing! I don't know who decided that an outer garment should be sized smaller than the garment it is worn over, but it was. I returned it for a size Large and it fit perfect. Other than that, I love the vest. It's very comfortable and stylish. I am wearing it right now, because we are having a cold snap down here in Texas.
I have to agree about the collar being a bit stiff when zipped all the way up. (There are about 8 layers of fabric where the collar joins the vest and zipper.) The partridge plaid has a wonderful color palate. The vest is light and cozy and warm. It does seem that some effort should be made to match at least the horizontal visual lines on the left and right, and the vertical lines on the yolk and back piece. Since even the vest examples featured on-line are often mismatched left to right, this is apparently not a priority. The partridge pattern minimizes the visual impact of mismatches in any case. I really like the pocket design. (I've had a SK hat for two winters, and except for ski-mask demanding conditions, it's great.)
It's a great vest and the fit is true according to the size chart. The only recommendations I'd make are that while wearing alone or with an outside layer, the collar is scratchy against the neck. Perhaps an even softer one-piece felted material surrounding the inside of the collar would be more comfortable. The zipper is also a bit stiff the further up you zip the jacket and does scratch the neck if turning your head side to side. The look of the jacket is great, however if this cosmetic issue with the collar was fixed it might be more comfortable.
I purchased this as a gift for my father and he liked it so much I bought one for myself. I love it! It is great for northern California winter weather, either on top or for layering. The zipper makes it easy on and off and for venting. The deep pockets carry or keep my hands warm. Now we are giving another one for a gift. I'm 6'3" - 210 and the large fits great. The XL is way to big for me.
Perfect also during little rainy days, Water pearl over close knitted wool -stocanboy
Received the SK Outfitter in Charcoal gray. It is fits well, I have an XL that fits just a touch loose with a casual shirt at work, and just a touch snug with a heavier wool shirt underneath to use as an outergarment. This vest has much more style over my fleece vest that is worn everyday. I love the feel of the wool. It will get more flexible with some more wear. The finish is excellent. This may be too warm for my indoor desk job but I still love it. My next purchase will probably be the 4 button vest for the office. I love the SK products! -DKT
I have the Adirondack style. The vest is much more stylish than the pictures online would make it appear. The Adirondack colors are more subtle in real life and the whole vest Is better looking in person. You can wear this casually or you can wear it more formally. Very nice.Oh, it's also nice and warm. -Stormer
wonderful for autumn weather and chilly nights inside the cabin, great at home or downtown, or in hunting camp. -Spud