Great but short sleeves!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Always cold in Connecticut from new haven area, CT on Monday, January 3, 2011
Looking for a good, super-warm, every day coat, I had had my eye on these duffels for a long time. I had a tough time deciding which size of this coat to order, as I'm a pretty standard size 8 but often have to order up in shirts and jackets because of broad shoulders. Although some reviews advised ordering up a size, other online info regarding John Partridge coats indicated that they are, if anything, large in the shoulders, so I went with an 8. It fit perfectly EXCEPT that the sleeves were incredibly short! I do not have long arms, and if anything often find sleeves run long on me. So, for the first time in my life at 5'5", I ordered the tall version of the coat for comparison, and it fit like a charm; the sleeves were perfect and the extra hem length, to me, is a bonus, especially when sitting in cold conditions. So I'll be returning this regular one, but would highly recommend the coat in any size or length. It's very warm, flattering and well-made. One other observation: the neckline is surprisingly low with no collar to button up around your neck (there is a piece that buttons across the neck to cinch the hood in close, but it doesn't really count in terms of keeping your neck warm), but that does leave space for a nice scarf or thick turtleneck!
  • Cons: Short sleeves
  • Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • Pros: Flattering, High Quality, Nice Color, Stylish, Versatile, Warm
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length: Feels too short
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