Reviewed by ProfessionalCommuter from NYC on Friday, January 25, 2013
This coat fit correctly and the fabric was decent but the details and cut were a letdown. The buttons and belt buckle were a cheap plastic-like material. The coat is apparently meant to be buttoned all the way up, and when worn as shown in the picture the flap of fabric that appears to be a lapel flops awkwardly in front of the wearer rather than laying flat. The epaulets were also loosely attached and floppy. The price is tempting but this coat is not a value.
Reviewed by Never enough coats from Bloomington, IN on Friday, November 23, 2012
Fit: I'm a 38R in a suit and the 38R fits quite well. Might not fit as well over a suit but large enough to hold layers while still being relatively fitted.
Warmth: I have found that as pictured it is relatively warm (50s unbuttoned is fine, 30s to 40s buttoned), but there is a fourth button that increases the warmth significantly (down into the teens). I sweat a lot when it is too warm and have mild Raynaud's so I need gloves and a hat by then, but at least my core is warm.
Color: The charcoal is nearly black, not particularly grey.
Pockets: In addition to the two outer pockets, there are three small to medium-sized inner pockets (two drop-in pockets and one hidden zipper pocket, hidden against an inner seam).
Particulars: The pockets all arrived sewed shut and I didn't look at them closely quickly enough. Once I tore them open I found that one of the pockets had a hole in it when it arrived. I sewed it up myself, but it definitely cost a star in having that quality control problem.