small in the shoulders, big otherwise

Verified Buyer Reviewed by CB from LA on Monday, March 08, 2010
I like the coat and the quality seems very nice, however it's too small in the shoulders and huge in the ribs/waist area. If I moved the buttons over about six inches it would fit about right in my mid-section, although it's too tight in the shoulder (the seam is on top of my shoulder about one inch from the end of my shoulder, and it's tight in the arm here, to the point where I think I can't wear more than a dress shirt inside. On the other hand I only plan to wear it to work or conferences and meetings, it's not for keeping warm during outdoor activities per se. The way it fits makes me look like a box, there's no shape to it, and I can only surmise it's not created based on a realistic women's body. I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs and ordered a 10, but it feels like a 6 or 8 in the shoulders and a 14 in the midsection- that is unless it's built for the overweight as so many of our American clothes are these days.
  • Best Uses: Wear To Work
  • Cons: Poor Fit
  • Describe Yourself: Trendy/Stylish Dresser
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • Pros: Blocks Wind, Comfortable, High Quality, Warm
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
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