AnnieBeautiful jacket, looks great with jeans and trainers and a backpack for a casual day out, but the smooth-finish herringbone fabric means it is also smart enough for the commute to work over a suit, to keep warm and dry in winter. The insulation is warm but without adding too much bulk.
I am 5' 4" and measure 39-31-40. The L/14 is a perfect fit, with a tshirt and fleece layered underneath the coat. It will also be fine with a cardigan or light jacket underneath on a work day. The waistband can be cinched in a little which gives a much more streamlined look than an ordinary parka, and it reaches somewhere between the mid-thigh and knee area, which is a good length for keeping dry and warm without feeling like I am wearing a full winter coat.
The only way that the sizing is slightly off for me is that with the hood up and zip done right to the top, the neck feels a very very snug fit indeed. I would normally wear a scarf and leave the zip slightly open at the top though, so it won't be a problem.
Altogether, I love this coat and am (almost) looking forward to a grey, rainy day so I can wear it out!
KExcellent jacket, one of the best I have purchased. Looks great and love the textured appearance of the material, like some one else said, almost tweed like. Much smarter than a normal cotton parka and keeps me warm, dry and trendy! Would definitely recommend
millAbsolutely love this jacket, it is so smart looking but practical at the same time, this is my going out jacket for the winter. a little more padding would have been nice, but I still love it! colors are great too, wish I'd had both!
SarahI am a fairly small 10, and bought a small size but i am returning it for a medium as too tight around the arm holes. I really like the jacket. It looks smarter than a normal waterproof coat.
RachelI think this coat is really good, been wearing it a couple of weeks now and it has kept me dry and warm. The tweed pattern also makes the coat look a bit smarter than normal waterproofs. I'm a size 14, and found the medium size a perfect fit (with a thick top underneath), if you are going to wear thick jumpers I would recommend the size up.
AngieExcellent jacket, lovely design and very warm. Fantastic value for money in the sale. However very small fitting, I am a size 10/12 and bought the medium thinking I could wear a jumper underneath if needed. I can just about get into coat.