Pokerun Women's Marylin Leather Jacket (MD)
Patch on sleeve- not shown in image- MAY offend some
I have been searching for a jacket for MONTHS. This one is fantastic, heavy (great smelling) leather, 5 armor pockets, vents front and rear, removable liner, awesome looking, and a decent fit. I am 144, 5'7" and had a medium which fit great except the arms were slightly short in the riding position. Not bad though, and I do have very long arms.
The problem was hidden until the jacket arrived, and I must admit I was ignorant of the issues... The patch on the left sleeve, not shown in the ad, offended my husband deeply. I had to return the jacket. PLEASE note, I am adding this to the review just FYI... I don't mean to start a conversation on the meaning or value or non-value of the symbol- just to say I didn't know there was any significance one way or the other... and others may want to know before they purchase just to be informed and aware. Actually, I was so disappointed, I thought I was finally finished shopping!
I wish I had known it was there, as I generally don't go for patches or labels on my clothing. This patch or symbol is (after internet searching to confirm or deny hubby's concerns) has varied meanings as a Biker, Iron, or Southern Cross. The patch also has 2 skulls on it... It is not garish, and is similar in styling and color to the generic design you can see in the photo of the back... nice gold thread that compliments the jacket. My research showed it also has several other notable connotations over history some good, and some bad; I was prevented from including a description because I would need to use FLAGGED words. I will try again with less direct terms. ONE meaning of the symbol comes from US history at the time of Lincoln, and another is from German history when Adolf was in control. In Germany before that, this symbol was for integrity and honor, but it changed after Adolf. Apparently for some folks including my hubby, this symbol relates to wearers supposedly showing modern support of the losing side of the Civil War. For Bikers, it symbolizes living as you see fit, and freedom- with a little bit of the old 'bad-biker' image in the mix- depending on your view. It even is associated with Christian values in some circles. At any rate, my husband knew it as a negative, and was really offended looking at it, so I had to return it.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I mean no offense to anyone, and acknowledge the symbol is not all bad to all people, and meaningless to some. I was ignorant that the patch was there when I bought the jacket, and certainly had no idea what it stood for; which apparently varies WIDELY. So, since my hubby is not a fan- it went back. OH anyone, tell me if there is there another jacket JUST like this without this patch?? (It is sewn into the leather, so could be covered possibly, but not removed.) I've attached a photo, FYI, so you can make up your own mind. Decorations aside, this is a GREAT jacket.
August 14, 2014
This is an awesome ladies jacket, stylish, and sexy!
The jacket was everything we hoped for and more. Good quality leather, stylish and sexy. Not 100% suitable in terms of airflow and protection but a good all round biking jacket for the ladies. Has a feminine look as opposed to some "butch" type biker jackets.
March 17, 2014
Great jacket, awesome style, underwhelming size guide
I love my new jacket, and I'm very impressed with the quality of the materials and the jacket itself. It is quite stiff straight out of the box, but I'm sure the leather will soften once I have been wearing it a bit longer. The jacket is also a lot heavier than I had expected, but this isn't surprising given the high quality materials and thermal lining etc.
The only issue I have with my jacket is that it's too big. I actually went one size down from what my measurements indicated would be best, and the jacket is still too big for me. I'm a Size 8 (Australian) and ordered the 'S' after my bust measurement equated to a 'M', and still wish I'd ordered the 'XS'.
Further, the cut of the jacket means you really need to wear a scarf to keep warm (due to the V-shaped neckline). I don't see this as a problem myself, but thought it may be worth mentioning as I imagine it will get very chilly come Winter.
Overall, I'm very happy with this jacket, and with the customer service from Revzilla. Thank you!
March 3, 2014
Wife love's it!
Purchased this for my wife for her birthday and she love's it. Great on and off bike styling, comfortable, warm but with vents is cool on warmer days. Her first choice when riding!
June 3, 2013
The quality of the jacket is amazing and the design details are great, stylish, and functional
The quality of the jacket is amazing and the design details are great, stylish, and functional. The quality of the craftsmanship on the leather detailing is very good and the seams are all reinforced where needed. The safety padding is so well designed that it is perfectly contoured to the body, and so lightweight you forget it's even in the jacket. The overlap diagonal zipper front "policeman's" style is very sexy and flattering. It's a must buy item for fit and safety!
April 22, 2013
Pokerun Marilyn Jacket and Revzilla are awesome!
I've looked for several years for a jacket for myself. When I saw this one I knew I'd found it. The style is classic, classy, and makes a woman look like a woman. Quality is excellent. It feels good on and off, and I am delighted to find it's the most comfortable jacket I've ever owned.
A wonderful bonus to the jacket being IT, was doing business with Revzilla. I called twice and each time spoke with a different gentleman re questions I had about sizing, etc. My experience on both calls was fantastic. They couldn't have been nicer, more helpful, and easier to do business with. Didn't push me to buy, simply answered my questions in the nicest manner. I'd not hesitate to do business with them again.
And the jacket arrived two days later! I love everything about this!
P.S. Their size chart is right on. Go with it.
March 4, 2013
my gf loves this jacket. it fits well and looks sexy.
August 1, 2012
The best leather jacket I have ever purchased.
I love this jacket. It's sleek modern, and very sexy. And most importantly, it looks good with almost anything.
March 19, 2012