Women's Luxe Wool Double Breasted Coat
I have this coat in the garnet color. Very happy with the fit and quality. Other reviewers commented on the pocket placement. Pockets are a little higher than I'm used to, but I don't use them anyway, and left them stitched shut as I think putting things in coat pockets spoils the line of the coat when wearing it. So not a problem for me. Another reviewer commented on the shape. This is not traditional "walker coat" styling. It is slightly nipped in at the waist, very slightly though. Gives it some shape, but I would not say that it puffs out or is "bell-shaped" like someone said. It is nicely tailored with plenty of attention to detail with the buttons on the sleeves and the front and back princess seaming. I wore it the first time with a skirt and fine gauge knit sweater and was very warm walking in from the distant parking lot at work. It did arrive rather wrinkled, due to packing for shipment. This only effected the bottom of the coat, approximately 10" and only in the back, on mine. But it does get wrinkled in shipping. I solved this by putting it on the ironing board with a towel over the area I was pressing and used the steam setting on the iron. No more wrinkles. I am 5'4" and around 125 lbs and got the size 6 since I wear blazers to work and need it to fit over them. I would say it fits very true to size. It does not pull across the shoulders or feel tight when sitting in it, yet does not look loose. So for me, perfect fit. It is slightly longer on me than the one on the model in the picture. At my height, the coat comes right to the bottom of my knee. Looks very polished for work. The red color is a deep red, which is so current and pretty. The fabric seems to be brushed, giving it a nice soft appearance. If you are looking for a straight 'walker coat' style, I'd go with the one labeled that way, as this is slightly more fitted. I intend to also wear this with jeans and boots and think it lends itself to both dressy and casual wear. Very happy with the purchase. AND I got it on a great sale and that is never a bad thing!
November 13, 2014
Excellent coat for going to the office
I was looking for a topcoat that would fit well over a blazer for work. This fit the bill perfectly. Professional appearance and well tailored, as always.
November 11, 2014
Not as pictured
Fit perfectly in the shoulders then ballooned out through the waist and hips. The coat looks straight in the picture - it is not. And the shot from behind makes it looked like the waist is nipped in a bit -- it is not. They must have used clothes pegs at the photo shoot to get it to look good.
The princess seams make alteration pretty well impossible without re-making the coat. Returned for credit.
November 9, 2014
very soft and warm
I loved this coat.The fabric is very soft.
November 5, 2014
I love this coat! It fit just the way it should.
The quality is good. The color is Good. I liked it so much I ordered another in a different color.
October 28, 2014
I wish the photos would show what it looks like buttoned, as that is how I need to wear it. When I purchased the coat, I had high hopes as I had been looking for a nice, tailored, double breasted, knee length (or below) coat in size 16. It shouldn't be that hard to find that coat, right? This coat arrived and it was way too big and shapeless. The shoulders are huge (and I have broad shoulders!) and the coat has no waist definition whatsoever. So disappointing - this is going back. I really wish lands end would do some warmer coats for women size 16+ that are fitted and tailored. For some reason, most coats in these sizes (across all retailers I've been looking at) tend to be short or completely shapeless.
October 26, 2014
Wish the pockets were lower
I loved the color, price and material for this coat. I read the reviews that mentioned the pockets were not user friendly. I use pockets a lot- keys, Kleenex, notepads. These pockets are at a strange angle and can't be used. I returned the coat. If the pockets are reconfigured, I'd buy it again. If you don't use pockets, it's a wonderful coat
October 24, 2014
I bought this coat for my sister, she had some doubt for the style and the color, when she got it she has been very satisfied
September 30, 2014
Great style and colors, but fit and wool quality need to be enhanced
I ordered this coat in 2 colors because I couldn't decide between the green and the red.
The colors did look really nice. I am 5'4", 120 lbs and normally fit 4 US. I ordered size 4 and the fit in the upper body was normal to size, but from the waist down, it fit like a size 6 - therefore not so flattering.
The wool is not "luxe wool" but rather "felt wool" and I believe it will wear out/plush fast and get stiff and shrink at first dry cleaning.
September 20, 2014
Could be perfect with some modification!
I had been watching this coat because I liked the bottle green for ages. When it was reduced I bought an 18W. The coat nearly reached my ankles and the sleeves are too long. The front flap pockets look bulky and it does look better unbuttoned but an unbuttoned coat is useless in the cold. I am tossing up whether to get a tailor to modify it or to return it. The fabric is lovely as is the colour. It feels very warm.
April 1, 2014