I bought this to serve as a super-warm outer layer over a dress shirt in a formal teaching environment in Mongolia (when a blazer isn't going to cut it). It's even higher-quality than I'd hoped for. "That's gorgeous," was the review from my family. Well-worth the steep price tag, especially considering that it's a fair-trade product. Sometimes that label implies a compromise in quality, but not here. The one downside is that it's exceptionally heavy, even for a wool garment, and almost too warm for a piece that I wouldn't want to wear under harsh conditions. Anyway, it's not for everyone, but I love this sweater.
Is it a sweater or a jacket...It's two taste treats in one....Can be worn as a seater around the house or at work if you're not a banker, but heavy enough to wear as a jacket.Love the fleece lining, leather patches....A great alternative to wearing fleece jackets.