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Very Nice Coat, Price Makes It Even Better.
on November 16, 2012
I bought this coat in the medium Camel color. Overall I find it to be a great pea coat: for full disclosure this is the first pea coat I have ever owned. I am thinking of getting another one in black, but would like to see if I can find a slim fit coat first.
1. This is a regular fit Jacket.
2. This sheds, use a lint roller on wool portions before wearing (I used 10 sheets). Problem Solved.
3. Overall great jacket, minor quirks.
1. REGULAR FIT
This is a regular fit coat. I would have loved a slim fit coat as it better suits my build, but the regular fit isn't too baggy for me to hate it. This is coming from person that much prefers slim fit clothing. I thought about getting a small for a tighter fit, but the arm length on the medium is just right and a small would probably make it too short.
2. USE LINT ROLLER ON WOOL PORTION BEFORE WEARING (I used up 10 sheets)
The outside of the coat is 97% of a wool fabric and so is roughly 20% of the inside. The inside is lined with a different fabric (cotton or polyester perhaps) except for the outer edges where there is a small strip of the wool fabric, about 1 to 2 inches. The inside front portion strip of wool is much bigger (about 4 to 5 inches on each side). I first wore this coat with all black attire because I loved the contrast of colors: long sleeve button up shirt, jeans, and loafers (all black) with this camel colored pea coat (great combination by the way). This showed me that this coat SHEDS A LOT. When I got home I took a lint roller to all portions of the coat where there was wool, and used up 10 sheets of lint roller. I don't see much if any shedding any more.
It is a great coat and keeps me fairly warm here in Silicon Valley area of California where temperatures have been in the 50's and 60's as of late. As a skinny person I get cold easily, just FYI. There are 2 inside pockets on each side which are nice, the one on the left hand side has a zipper, but seems tighter for my hand than the one without the zipper. The buttons seem a little loose, but they have not fallen off and don't imagine they will unless I do something stupid.