Rated 2 out of 5 by LP23 Wanted to love it , but...
Was so eager to receive this jacket, but unfortunately I just couldn't make it work. I ordered a size 4, I'm around 5'6" 125. It was extremely tight throughout my shoulders, and obnoxiously large from the chest down. Wanted to love it, but just couldn't keep it as unflattering as it appeared on me. I fear a size down I won't even be able to fit my arms into.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnnieC45 Very Cute But Some Considerations
This coat is very well constructed and stylish. The Navy is a rich in color and beautiful. I tried the Size 8 and 10. Both fit but logically the 8 was a bit snug especially if I would want to wear a sweater underneath. So I will keep the Size 10 though I will need to have the length of the arms shortened by about an inch. Overall though I really love the coat.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by joan Boxy fit torso, wool thinner than expected
I'm 5'2", 95 pounds, 31-24-33 and tried on the 00 navy. I was surprised at how snug the shoulders and arms fit on this, whereas the torso was rather boxy. I tried it on with a thin long sleeved shirt and a medium weight cardigan, and probably wouldn't have been able to layer anything else underneath if I still wanted to be able to bend my arms comfortably.
The torso was quite roomy, however, and I could have easily fit 3 or 4 thick sweaters underneath to match the snugness of the arms.
I do like the slanted side pockets - more convenient than the upright pockets to keep your hands in. Also the toggle buttons were more of a hassle than expected, so I do appreciate the zipper. Also love the hood.
The melton wool isn't as thick or plush as stadium cloth. It feels more like a thin, rough felted wool. I doubt it would be warm enough for northeast US winters. I would be able to wear it in the fall down to perhaps 50 degrees on top of a sweater with the caveat that I'm always freezing.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beaches4Me Adorable, unique coat
My husband picked this coat out for me, and the navy color is so pretty in person (not super dark; a very nice hue). I love the details and the hood is adorable, too.
The arms did seem a little snugger than I expected but I tried the coat on with a sweater underneath and it fit just right. I usually wear a 4, and the 4 works great for me.
The only detail I'm not thrilled with is the twine-like button hooks, but that is a small detail. I wish they were wore yarn-like, but overall, the coat is flattering, unique, fun ... and warm.
September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by unicahija Very good coat, poor fit
I purchased this coat and was excited to score it on sale. The overall construction of the coat, is very good, has a boxy fit but the armpit and chest areas are tight! I got a size 4P which are perfect in terms of length (torso and arms). I would really want this to work but had to return it. I also wish it would come with Thinsulate.
October 7, 2014