Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve A standard parka
First off, the parka is a dark navy, and not the dark purple pictured. I prefer the color since it's more neutral. The parka has a basic design, that's not at all attention grabbing. It's well constructed, with snap closures and buttons to insulate yourself from the elements. It already runs a bit larger, which is preferred for layering, but the hand pockets are a little high, almost at the bottom of my chest so I could handbra myself if I really wanted to (I don't. Usually). The waist pockets are very deep. I ordered a medium and at 5'8 the bottom hits the same as in the picture. A bit shorter than or a trench or the ludlow topcoat.
The canvas is thicker and heavier than I expected, but it's also not insulated so it'll be hot if it's raining and over 65 degrees, but too cold if it's raining and below 50 degrees. Overall, I think it will break in nicely, but it's just not for me.
June 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Timo Sloppy Collar
I returned because collar only looks good when hood is up. If hood is down collar looks sloppy. Also runs a little large, but not terrible.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mikeyg ideal for sydney's light winter
I've been wearing this for the past 2 weeks daytime, and night with a light merino (also j crew) and it's perfect for what passes for winter in Sydney. Nicely made, great colour, a touch of rough about it and you can bling it up with a scarf.
June 8, 2014