Women's Plus Size Drop Shoulder Boiled Wool Coat
Hooray! It fits!
I was worried about ordering a 'boiled wool' jacket, but the fabric is not at all tough or scratchy.
The color, aged wine, is a perfect cool season alternative to black or gray.
I am 5'3" and densely packed at 185 lbs. I hover between regular and plus sizing depending on style. Ordering in this coat in 14W was a leap of faith for me since the last 0X sized coat I ordered fit like a tent. This one doesn't.
The coat hangs straight and it buttons without pulling. The shoulders are just a hair too wide (but I am very narrow there.) The length, both in the body and arms, suits me, too.
The patch pockets don't detract from the line of the coat (unnecessary flaps are a pet peeve of mine)
The generic buttons aren't awful, but I will probably change them out for something else to give the coat a custom look.
I'd give this coat a 4.5 stars if I could.
But, it will have to be 4.0 because the coat really should have at least 1 inside pocket.
October 17, 2014
terrific coat, just needed sleeves shortened, no big deal
First class quality all around
April 26, 2014
Insanely Scratchy fabric mostly not wool!
I bought this coat to replace my much-loved LE boiled wool coat which was 100% wool and shrunk at the dry cleaners. I don't usually give low reviews but am making an exception as this coat contains very little actual wool and is as scratchy as steel wool! It was too difficult to get past the fabric for me to comment on style which appeared okay.
April 1, 2014
Nice looking not all that comfortable though
I did return this coat but it looked great. I did find the pockets to be in an odd place and since it is boiled wool they were uncomfortable to put my hands into. The coat looks very nice but I like to combine nice and functional together. My main complaint was the feel of the boiled wool and uncomfortable front pockets.
March 30, 2014
Nice color, but shapeless
I'm 5'4, ~16W, DD chest. "Aged wine" is a nice color that could easily be used in Fall or late Winter/ early Spring. However, the lines on this coat were not flattering on me. It just hung like a burlap sack and did not do my figure any favors. Arms were too long (would have needed tailoring), and the coat could use an additional button at the bottom as the lowest button was at my natural waist, but the coat is almost mid-thigh length. Fabric is wool, not cashmere, so it feels like wool. The collar does not sit too close to the neck, so a light scarf would most likely be required anyway.
March 17, 2014
Bought this in two colors and am considering a third. I think what reviewers have posted is correct - it's not super heavy, so don't buy this thinking it's a subzero winter coat. That said, it'll be wonderful in early spring or late fall. The one issue where I'd differ is that, I have crazy sensitive skin and the wool doesn't bother me at all. It's not soft, particularly, but it's certainly not a deal killer.
The only reason I'm not giving this five stars is that, like a lot of LE clothing, it isn't full through the bust. I had to order a whole size larger to get this to fit around the chest and then it's a little too loose on the body and arms. It's not a huge deal, since I plan to wear clothing under these coats, but would prefer a more ease for we amply-bodied gals. I did buy the shorter boiled wool jacket in my true size since I'll only wear a blouse under it.
p.s. a little pilling with 100% wool is perfectly normal and a sign the company isn't padding their fiber contents with cheaper materials. That said, don't ever, ever put this in the washer or it will come out fitting your chihuahua!
February 26, 2014
The coat fits perfectly and love the color.
The color and fit is perfect. I love the feel of the boiled wool. Pockets are placed at the right spot and size is great.
February 18, 2014
I am thrilled with my coat! It is a quality product at a great price!
I got my new coat in time for our cold season in south Mississippi...January/February. It looks beautiful, fits well, and has gotten me many compliments! I first wore it to a BSA adults award banquet, and everyone commented on how nice it looked. The deep maroon color is very rich, and makes me happy, as we are Mississippi State fans in our home! Thank you for a great product, great service, and a happy me!
February 1, 2014
beautiful color, itchy itchy itchy I wish I'd returned it right away
Beautiful color, nice fit but the fabric is AWFUL, Stiff and scratchy, I can't wear it withour a scarf around my neck to keep it from touching my skin. Also having bought other Lands End coats that were beautifuuly tailored on the inside, this one is lined with veryt cheap fabric and it is poorly tailored. I wish I had sent it back immediatly but I procrastinated and so now I'm stuck, it may go to the Salvation Army...
January 28, 2014
Beautiful Coat -- Just too "itchy"
I love this coat; love it's style. I didn't think I would react to the wool as I did. It felt like sandpaper against my neck. Had to return the coat.
January 21, 2014