I bought this coat in black and have worn it twice since receiving it last week. Right now I have the lining out but expect to put it back in a month or so. The reason for this review, though, is that I bought my first one, in light green, about three years ago and absolutely love it. It's great for traveling and I have worn it, with or without lining, in Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, and San Francisco. It packs easily and always looks good.
September 13, 2014
This coat is made of quality material.
The color is beautiful, the fit is perfect and the look is terrific.
July 11, 2014
Not true to size
The coat seemed to be of a very nice quality, however ran VERY large especially through the arms/chest. Needed to return the original.
July 10, 2014
This coat is too big
This coat is too big and the sleves are not set in and makes it fix oddly.
July 6, 2014
This product has excellent fabric.
It was much too large on me. I ordered a petite large and that is a bit tight in the neck and shoulder.but I kept it. This is why I do not like to purchase from a catalog, I can't try it on before I purchase it.
May 6, 2014
Cozy for fall and early spring with the liner; lightweight and attractive for spring and summer rains without liner. Removable hood to keep dry in the rainy season. Pretty pastel for a springtime look. I get tired of black or tan raincoats!
May 1, 2014
This was a great value for a well-made coat, but it was an A-line and not flattering for me. I returned it.
April 30, 2014
Microsuede Balmacaan V723
This is a beautiful, well made coat. If I could change one thing, I would make it with set-in sleeves. In the photos the sleeves appear to be set in; however, they are raglan sleeves, which restrict your arm movements somewhat. From the back, you can easily see the raglan style, but in the front there is a design seam from the shoulder to the underarm that makes it appear to be set in. This is a little oddity that I have never seen before.
I first ordered the periwinkle color that was on clearance in my usual size Misses S, but found it not as roomy as I prefer. However, I decided to keep it and will wear it without layers or without the liner.
Then I ordered the Regal blue in Petite Misses PM, which fits just right.
The tag on the button-out, wool-blend liner says Dry Clean Only, but I machine-washed both liners in cold water on the extra-gentle, handwash cycle, and hung them up to dry. They came through the laundry beautifully and did not shrink at all.
These coats are so nice! I will get a lot of wear out of them.
April 25, 2014