Quality Jacket, Weird Cut

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Not Uma from Oakland, CA on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
This coat is perfect for a San Francisco/East Bay winter (and I get cold easily). The inner layer is surprisingly warm and the outer layer is heavy enough to block the cold on its own too. The brown color is rich and warm and the pin stripes are attractive.

The main downsides are:

1) I'm 5'4" and 125 lbs, with a short torso and long arms and this coat is very snug around the middle, too tight at the collar to be zipped completely, long at the sleeves AND the hood flops forward over half my face. It seems to have been designed with the slender nordic figure in mind, so small means tall and skinny. It fits okay enough that I still like wearing it, but probably would have chosen a different jacket had I known.

2) The style is...really strange. Basically, it seems to be modelled after a tuxedo. The front is about 6-8 inches shorter than the back and has a "cummerbund"-esque waist flap. I think on a taller person, this could be attractive, but when I button the cummerbund I look a little weird. On the other hand, when it's unbuttoned, the front appears normal length and the jacket looks stylish. The unusualness of the design in and of itself appeals to my sense of style. (Think UgFab.)
Previous Review “Stunning !”
“I like it” Next Review