very stylish

Verified Buyer Reviewed by long-time customer from the boonies on Thursday, November 10, 2016
I was worried that the coat would be too large: I'm 5'9" 155 lbs; but the XL is perfect. The sleeves are a tiny bit too long and fairly close fitting. The sleeves have the slick nylon lining of the coat, and there are fleecy stretchy inside cuffs just at the wrists. But I'm not sure if I could wear, say, a suit jacket underneath, because of the trimness of the sleeves. The back is not overly wide, and the shoulders are just where they should be. The very soft puffy collar looks very stylish when the zip is all the way up. There is no hood, but I did not want one.

Because there are feathers as well as down (I read that before I bought), the coat is a little heavier than I expected. The silhouette is slim (even though I'm not!). It's nice to have the snaps on both sides--I'd probably need a side open when sitting or walking fast, and the zip is not top-down bottom-up. I found it a bit awkward to start the zip at the bottom, because it's a long coat, and and you have to bend way down to start the zip. The zip is exposed (no flap over it), but this comes across as a design element (along with the angled zip pockets). For me, an interior zip pocket was essential.

I really can't yet judge how warm it's going to be or how to layer under it. My last winter coat was a big boxy thing with fiber fill. I've managed without a stylish city coat for many years, and I'm delighted to have found this one at a great price.
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