Men's Wool Overcoat
The Chance You Take When Ordering Overcoats Online
My rating has nothing to do with Land's End's service, which I'd give a 5. After the order was placed, the coat was promptly sent, conveniently accepted for return at a local Sears, and the refund was promptly credited. The rating is of the product itself.
The upside to this coat was its design: the pockets, lapels, and panel covering the buttons were useful and classy. The downside: this coat could not fit my body. Its cut may fit you if you are tall and slender. I am neither: 5'6" with a 46" gut. I could barely get this coat over my suit jacket. Its front buttons didn't come close to covering my waist. The next size larger would have swallowed me. The lesson I've learned is to try on overcoats before buying. Will brick-and-mortar stores stay in business for that?
February 1, 2014
Perfect fit and high quality coat
I was hesitant to buy this coat online without seeing it in person, but I'm glad I did! My husband is 6'3 with really long arms and a thin frame so I was scared the LT wouldn't fit but it looks great on him. I've been hunting for a nice camel colored top coat for him to wear to the office and this one is stylish, very well made, and you can't beat the price :)
January 31, 2014
Couldn't Raise Arms
My husband wanted to love this coat so badly - he loved the style and that it seemed warm for it's weight, but he couldn't begin to raise his arms even a normal amount in it and so we returned it. Bummer!
January 6, 2014
Very Nice Overcoat @ This price
Bought for my 20 yr. son. Impressed by the classic look, overall quality and the useful extra pockets. He is a Tall Slender build so the large/long required some alteration. To be expected for any dress item, in my opinion.
As a mature business man I would likely spend more money for a different classic but fancier-quality item.
Perfect for someone looking for quality on a budget.
January 6, 2014
Great coat! Great buy!
Heavy, very high quality wool (per my tailor). Looked to replace an old coat I bought years ago which had a belt to snug up to keep warm. I am a professional who wears designer suits and I like to look good but live in upstate NY where the wind-chills < 0 many times. I like to be fashionable yet practical. When I saw this coat online I took a chance. GLAD I DID! The new coat, great fit (I'm a 42 long): but the buttons and button holes are very stiff so I had my tailor add a belt to the coat to keep it snug (just like the old one). . I picked up the coat last week and with a suit underneath I am toasty (in sub zero windchills!) and get a lot of compliments! Very high quality!!
January 6, 2014
Good fit, warm
Bought a black one at a good discount to refresh my wardrobe a bit. I needed a longer cold-weather dressy coat. This one does not disappoint. Only wore it once so far, on a 20 degree (F) formal evening. As stated, it fits well over a blazer or suit. It is nice and warm, too. Walked 1/2 mile in light drizzle/sleet and it did the job.
It is bulky, however, so pray there is a coatroom wherever you're going! But I do wear an XXL tall, so I guess bulky is the norm! No complaints.
December 27, 2013
Great coat (for the sale price).
I've been waiting for this coat to go on sale for a while, and when it did, which happened during a 30% off sale, it was too good a deal to pass up. I'm 6'-9", broad shouldered, but very slender in the waist, so I'm used to getting almost all my clothes modified by my tailor. This coat does have a slight boxy fit, and has an abundance of excess fabric in the back panel. This is easily fixed by a tailor, who can make the coat look like it was made for you. The wool isn't as soft as I expected, and has a rather coarse feel compared to my two other wool coats. That said, this is a very well constructed coat, the stitching is excellent, the lining and pockets are luxurious, and the pass through pockets are ingenious. I love the camel colour. At the sale price this coat is a steal. Factor in a bit of tailoring (I had the sides tapered in, and the sleeve lengthened 1"), and you'll have a stylish overcoat that'll make you look like you spent far more every time you don it.
November 24, 2013
Very handsome overcoat
This coat looks great on my husband, who is 6'4". It fits perfectly over suit jackets, which is the reason we got it for him--to have a very nice dress coat to wear over his dress clothes (he is a pianist). The material is of very good quality and looks professional. We're very happy with the coat!
November 23, 2013
Not quite what I though but still worth buying
This coat is a bit 'squarer' than it appears in the pics but then again maybe it'll settle down after a few wears or a cleaning. The sleeves are about 1 inch too long (very much in line with other reviews of this product) but it might come in handy when I'm holding an umbrella (often) as my arm will be bent, shortening the sleeve. The fabric feels a bit thin but it won't pile which is good. The weight is nice (obviously thicker material would have made the coat somewhat heavier) and the way it is stitched looks excellent. In fact the construction looks flawless.
Overall this isn't quite the product I thought I was getting but I'm not disappointed either. It doesn't feel or look like a $600 coat as it does look in the pics - but hey guess what - it ain't bad for less than half that price.
Delivery was unbelievable. It was shipped off from the US one Thursday in April and ended up at my desk at work in Australia the following Thursday ... not bad!
Yes, I recommend this.
April 13, 2013
Polished Look but Fits Big
The quality is what I expected. It isn't too heavy and does have a nice texture. It fits on the bigger side. I normally wear a 38S or 38R but I went with a small which fit perfectly.
February 23, 2013