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Gorgeous, warm coat
on November 27, 2012
VERY satisfied with this purchase! It's a lovely coat, well constructed and vibrant. The lining material is silky and comfortable; and it's much warmer than any other wool coat I've bought (good for puffer-jacket-weather too). Couple of things to note, though:
As the last reviewer had pointed out, it runs a size large - and not in the way you'd expect. It isn't baggy, it just makes you look...bulkier somehow. The arms are little loose, but it buttons up snugly. Even if you plan on layering under it, go with one or half a size smaller than you usually would.
It has shoulder pads(?!) - to give a more structured silhouette I suppose, but there's no way to take them out. This is partly why the coat makes you look bigger - not in a terrible 80's way, but noticeable nonetheless.
I bought the mustard, which is a very vivid colour - hard to picture what it looks like till you put it on. If you don't think it will suit your personality, think twice about buying it. I like how vibrant it is, but I got a couple of jokes about how it's now impossible to lose me in a crowd. Accessorizing can be a challenge too.
The flap pocket is fake - there's a side pocket right under it on both sides though. You can't button up your pockets.
All in all, wonderful buy, will make the dreary winter a bit brighter. I'd give it 5 on 5 if it was more tailored/fitting