Men's Wool Commuter Parka
Stylish coat, but bad design
We will be returning this coat. It is very stylish and great looking but you cannot lift your arms! It would be very uncomfortable to drive in. I'm disappointed because it is a sharp looking coat.
November 9, 2013
Great style, no substance.
This coat looks great. It has a classic look, but also a clean, modern look. A great style if you are looking for something like a duffle coat, but don't like the look of the toggles.
Unfortunately, this coat would be useless to wear in the winter. The cloth shockingly thin, more like a heavier flannel you would use for a suit than anything proper for a winter coat. I had my friend feel the sleeve and he actually laughed. The "insulation" in the chest is likewise laughable.
I wanted to like this coat, but it is simply unacceptable.
October 26, 2013
Great fit, beautiful fabric, two annoying problems
This coat fits beautifully. The fabric is really nice. I was almost sad to see winter go.
My two beefs:
1. One side of the collar curls in and rubs my neck. It would look so good if that collar would just stand up nice on it's own without constant fiddling.
2. The middle button is already coming loose, which I could see coming from a mile away. the buttons are sewn in loosely, on weak thread.
May 31, 2013
100% Wool Please!
I really like this coat. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it had no synthetics, especially the outer shell. At this price, real 100% wool isn't too much to ask. I like what LE did with the Canvas Men's Wool Down Parka (Item #42244-2AH0). 100% wool upper shell, 100% waxed cotton lower shell (a color block pattern with the shoulders and arms in waxed cotton and the rest of the main body made from 100% wool), Down fill, 100%cotton quilted inner/lining. I managed to snag the last one? And do not have it yet but am worried it will be too heavy for our Virginia winters. He needs a "warmer" coat like this one but LE doesn't rate their Canvas coats like that. So, I have to hope it will work.
So many people are going "green" these days. You now see organic clothing in Big box stores. So, can't LE at least offer items with no synthetics? Based on how fast the two Canvas synthetic free coats that sold out quickly, there is a demand. I know I want them!
March 4, 2013
Well put together. Pockets fit what you need, not sure about the mitten review, but men wear gloves and they fit in these pockets. Hood is great on cold days.
January 18, 2013
love this coat
I personally can find no fault with this coat, except maybe in retrospect I wish there were also side pockets at mid chest level (maybe something to consider for future styling LE?). I like the way it fits and looks and have even been complimented on it by total strangers passing by on the street.. I would gladly buy it in every color they come in. For that I will wait till they are reduced in price. Presently I have the dark navy color.
December 5, 2012
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He looks sharp in it and very stylish. He has to travel to Europe for work occasionally and he'll fit in nice with this coat. The only thing we do not like about it is that the collar doesn't lie down nicely when the hood is off. He will mostly likely wear it without the hood. We'll probably call a LE associate to see if they can exchange it. It is dry clean only and I don't want to have to pay for a new coat to get pressed. Otherwise, nice coat and well made.
December 4, 2012
Probably one of the best things I've purchased on Lands End. Fantastic Coat. The details (ie the collar, buttons, zippers) all add a really great value for the money. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a stylish coat (especially since the hood being removable).
November 13, 2012
Badly designed, badly made
This coat from both inadequate design and needlessly cheap construction.
(1) Design. There are two issues.
First, the arms are not well designed around the shoulder. The wearer cannot lift his arms more than about parallel to the ground without lifting the entire coat on his body. There is not enough slack under the arm. My wife, who makes clothes and has taken tailoring classes, says that the arm needs a gusset in the arm pit to allow freedom of movement. I noticed that restricted freedom of movement was a complaint with the Land's End topcoat, which apparently has the same design flaw.
Second, the seemingly-large flap-covered exterior pockets are not really so large. The main problem is that the flap for closing them is too snug a fit, making it impossible to store anything of bulk (as in mittens) in the pocket and also be able to close the flap.
(2) Construction. The flaps on the exterior pockets each close with two snaps, one at each corner of the flap. On both pockets, one of the snaps pulled right out as soon as I opened the flap. In both cases, it was the male part of the snap, which was fastened to the outside wall of the pocket by flanges on the inside of the pocket. The flanges were much too small a diameter to prevent them from pulling right through the holes through which the male half of the snap protruded from the pocket. Because they are a grommet-type fit rather than sewed in, there is no way to repair them without special equipment.
We returned the coat for a refund.
November 9, 2012
A lovely coat
Beautifully stitched, no velcro, it fits beautifully. I bought one in each color, I wear it everywhere.
October 13, 2012