Information about Lauren by Ralph Lauren Strada Trench Coat - Raglan Sleeve (For Men)
Closeouts. Constructed with raglan sleeves for easy movement over professional clothes, the Strada trench coat from Lauren by Ralph Lauren is made from a cotton-soft fabric treated for water repellency.
Ralph Lauren is a veritable icon of good taste in America -- an excellent wardrobe choice for the conservative man who appreciates fine quality and urban style
Reviewed by Algernon from Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I agree with description and other reviews that indicate this is best worn under a suit jacket to give it shape. I like this style of trench coat without epaulettes and belt. The fabric feels nice and water beads on it rather than soaking in for the limited periods I've been in the rain so far.
My suit size is 38L and I got this coat in 40L based on advice in other reviews. This size is perfect. (In the case of an overcoat, I'm not sure if this counts as 'true to size').
I live in a generally mild climate. I will wear a polarfleece vest underneath whenever it gets as cold as five degrees Celsius.
Best Uses: Bad Weather, Daily Use
Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser
Pros: Attractive Design, Comfortable, Good Cut, Lightweight
Reviewed by ChicagoWoman from Chicago,IL on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Quite disappointed in this coat. Runs small and it's more like a shell without lining. My husband has short arms and all suits & coats have to be altered to shorten the sleeves - in this coat the sleeves were too short. It also doesn't have any shape - possibly the jacket with padded shoulders worn underneath will make it look better - but there is no room for a jacket .It was already too small over a T-shirt - so sizing up would have to be 2 sizes bigger - which isn't available. This is very subpar for this brand.
Reviewed by Bellinghamster from Bellingham, Wa on Friday, May 13, 2011
Like the other reviewer, I believe this runs small. I am a 42R and I would have thought allowances would be made considering it is meant to be worn over the suit - it is so snug that it makes putting on and taking off frustrating. The liner is not slick enough to allow you to slide in without pulling your suit around. I am returning it and may get a 44R instead.