Top positive review
Excellent quality, very warm coat
on January 23, 2013
I was looking for a nicer looking coat (instead of my Columbia) that I could wear to work in Michigan. It can get pretty windy and cold, so I wanted something that had a good hood and was warm.
I first ordered a Medium (black) and I suppose it was fine, but it just didn't look flattering on me, so I returned it for a small. (Most people say the size runs small). I am 5'9", 135lbs, and typically wear a size 6. I just got the small (chocolate), and it is perfect! Overall the coat is made well and definitely built to last a few seasons. The zippers moved smoothly and seemed sturdy, the ribbed cuffs are great for the frigid weather anywhere in the northern parts of the US. I do wonder if it may be too warm, making it more suitable for below freezing weather only.. hopefully I don't get sweaty as the temp rises! Regarding the features, faux fur is not my favorite style, but it is growing on me. I do like the fact that the fur is smaller and more controlled around the hood compared to other coats I've tried out. The hood itself fits well, and is not too large, but if you have any concerns the hood can be adjusted. There are two large pockets for your hands and a third for cellphone or other small items. I like the side straps on the side of the waist that give a nice tailored look, although I wish it was designed with the functionality to adjust if desired.
Compared to a similar Larry Levine coat and BGSD 3-in-1 coat in the same price range, this coat is a whole lot nicer in quality! With those coats, the feathers were coming out before I even tried them on. Doesn't seem like an issue with this coat. I would have preferred a black coat, but the chocolate color is pretty decent too. Overall, great coat!