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Reviewed by Still Looking from Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Though it fits fine and I like its look when closed, this doesn't work for me for two reasons:
1) Have to wear it snapped all the time because, otherwise, two ugly snaps show and it doesn't lay right. 2) Wool is very itchy and it is very uncomfortable around my neck when all snapped up (yes, I am especially sensitive to wool).
Reviewed by Anonymous2 from Boston on Saturday, October 6, 2012
This coat is much better looking in person than it is online! I was amazed at the quality materials and constructed, plus the modern style. But there are a couple things you should know: 1) It weighs a ton! For me, this doesn't make it uncomfortable to wear, but it could be an issue when hanging it up. Because the sleeves (and therefore, the shoulders) are made of knit, this coat could get really stretched out if you leave it on a hanger for an extended period of time. Because it's so heavy, you really need a padded hanger (or 2!) to keep the shoulders from getting misshapen. During spring and summer I would strongly recommend folding this coat instead of leaving it hung up. 2) I agree with another reviewer who said the waist is set high on this coat. I am short waisted, so this type of coat usually looks good on me. But even for me, the waist falls almost right under the bustline - almost too high. If you are long waisted, this coat probably wouldn't look good on you.
Reviewed by EpiGal from Henderson, NV on Monday, August 6, 2012
I took the advice of other reviewers and bought a size L even though I usually wear an 8 and it fits perfectly.
I just went back to look at the product description and was surprised to see that it is made from silk and nylon. It felt pretty heavy when I tried it on, so (without getting to see it while writing this review), I was thinking it was made of cotton. But, its being made of silk/nylon will probably mean that it will hold its color (black) longer.
It's too hot where I live to wear this yet, so I cannot rate on durability.
Reviewed by 3dvizwiz from Boulder, CO on Thursday, April 26, 2012
I'm usually excited to find long sleeves and long torso in a garment (as I'm 5'10" with long arms), but this was really long, even for me. Rolling up the sleeves exposed the unfinished cuffs. I also felt that the large buttons looked a bit clown-like, so mine was returned, which was a shame given the nice fabric and the lovely shade of red.