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5.0 out of 5 stars! Amazing coat, LIGHTNING fast shipping!
By RD on December 22, 2015
Oh my goodness! First of all, the coat was delivered within 19 hours of ordering it. I ordered it 3:30 pm yesterday, and it arrived 10 AM today. What kind of sorcery is that?!?!?!? Seriously, that’s some magic right there.
Okay, the COAT! I love love love the style. Tough but also sophisticated. A bunch of nice details I wasn’t expecting! (1) It’s much softer than I originally thought. (2) There’s a detatchable heavy weight hood that comes off with four or five sturdy buttons. It’s heavy and structured, so you can tell it will actually keep the snow/rain out of your eyes when you’re wearing it. (3) There’s also stretchy, heavyweight material on the undersides of the sleeves, probably in case you put on extra layers underneath. (4) There’s subtle leather piping around all 3 pockets, which is nice. Love the zip pockets in general.
It’s very heavyweight (literally, it’s heavy to hold) and I think will totally survive NYC Winters, especially considering the stretchy undersides enable me to fit in even more layers. This is not a flimsy coat!
SIZING: I was debating between the L and XL, but got the XL. (My current coat doesn’t button over my bust and I wanted to avoid that.) I probably could have gotten away with the L, but I like the extra wiggle room. I’m 5’5″, size 12-14, 40-33-42 (plus or minus). I have a pretty wide ribcage, in general, and the XL def accommodates that. It does make me look a little bulky/boxy, especially the sleeves. I don’t mind, but it definitely doesn’t look like it does on the model. I can easily put the belt on the last notch.
My one complaint is the somewhat boxy look – it makes my arms look bulky and it doesn’t give me an hourglass figure. I think with any winter coat that will accommodate extra layers and is made of heavy material, that’s unavoidable. Read more..