Thrilled with Bargain Purchase, but Glad I Sized Up

Reviewed by Sonora from Southern Arizona on Saturday, March 10, 2018
I finally "risked" purchasing this coat after months of pondering it. I'm sized between a 12 and a 14 and am tall (5' 11") with wide shoulders and a big frame. The size xl ordered fits me well but is not exceptionally roomy. My regular size would have been too constricting. Coat appears well made, with lots of convenient features such as an adjustable hood that is insulated, snap pockets, and a sturdy outer fabric. It fits me rather like the photo of the model on this website, including the internal drawcord that is almost an empire waist on someone as tall as me. I clipped the awkwardly place drawcord off immediately and the stitching line that remains from it is inconspicuous enough. Winters here in high desert Arizona can get as cold as the mid teens, and I suspect this coat will work for me in such conditions with a layer or two of wool clothing underneath it. That being said, I once worked in Edmonton, Canada and this coat would never do for winter in such a cold location, but might for spring and fall.
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