Rated 5 out of 5 by katycat I love this coat
It is both dressy and casual and warm for the winter. I plan to buy another
January 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GBCool Great coat
This is an excellent coat and the thinsulate lining is perfect for cold winter months in the Boston area.I also like the fact that the coat is 100% wool and not a blend.
I am ambivalent about the desire for an extra button, which many reviewers have expressed. It would be great on a cold, windy day (the wind does cause the coat to fly open at the bottom) but it would be more difficult to walk and certainly you would necessarily have to unbutton it when sitting in your car.
The button at the very top can be buttoned only if you are not wearing a winter scarf but I suppose one could drape the scarf/shawl around on the outside.
Nevertheless, I enthusiastically recommend this product - I rarely write reviews but liked the coat so much that I thought I should do it this time.
January 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TriciaT Great Coat
I love the coat. It is exactly as described. It is good looking, soft and warm. I would recommend this lambs wool coat to anyone looking for a great coat.
January 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Petitelady2 Made for a man
I was very annoyed that this coat was cut so large, lacked any shape, and was tremendous. It was made for a man. Dear LL Bean, women have curves, like styling, and come smaller than size 4. Please carry smaller sizes and tailor your clothing so that women don't look dowdy and masculine. Women want warm coats too, and this is the only coat I found with Thinsulate lining, yet it was styled for a thick man and not a petite woman!
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kayaking Dress coat
I have looked for a long wool dress coat for several months. It may not be the "style" today, but everyone needs a long dress coat. This is it! And the price is right! I wear a petit size, but I don't have short arms. The lengths are perfect. And, as the description reads, the coat is best suited for light to mid weight clothing. I wore it with a heavy sweater, and it felt a bit tight in the arms. But the coat is warm enough to wear those lighter weight clothes. Love the cut and the feel of it!
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stephanotis Well-made and luxurious
This is a well-made, very nice quality coat. I have 2 complaints about it, though. The pockets are positioned a little too high, and if you put anything in them (gloves) it expands the look of your mid section.The pockets should be set lower near the hips for easier access and a nicer look. I wish the coat was a little more fitted through the mid section for a more tapered look. Also, it only has 3 buttons and it is a very long coat. It really needs a 4th button below the 3rd one to keep the coat closed further down. I will be taking mine to a seamstress to see it this can be done. Overall, though, it is a beautiful and warm coat.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Susan325 Warm, long coat meeting all expectations
Before I ordered this coat online, I paid attention to the comments that accompanied low star ratings. After careful consideration I decided to take a chance because I knew LL Bean would accept the return of the coat if I was not completely satisfied.
Here are my answers to address some of the negative comments. Yes, the sleeves are long. All my winter coats have extra long sleeves. I believe the intent is to provide your hands with protection, and you can tuck your fists up into the sleeves if you forget your gloves. Yes, it may seem that it would be nice if there were one more lower button, but if it were there, I would be popping it off very quickly when I sat down in my car. Yes, if I had large arms the sleeves may not fit as well, but I consider my arms to be "normal" size (I am a size 10) and the sleeves comfortably accommodate the (at least) two layers of clothes I wear each day, with room to spare. Yes, if I had a choice I would have lowered the pockets a bit, but they are positioned in a way that your arms are in a comfortable position when buried in your pockets and they are sufficiently deep so things don't fall out. (I could see if a person happened to be very "apple shaped" and had large items such as heavy gloves in the pockets, the pockets' positioning could cause bulge.)
But this is where I need to mention that before ordering, you should look at LL Bean's sizing chart for bust, waist, and hips, and order according to your largest feature. I tend toward the apple shape, so in the end a size larger than usual (which was according to the waist size on the chart) was the key for me.
I am 5'4-1/2" and I am glad to say that the coat is nice and long (mid-calf). The online model must be very tall because on her it looks much shorter.
The last two days have been single digits in temperature and the thinsulate lining together with the wool are keeping me nice and warm when I am outside. When the wind blows, I do wish a lower button were there (maybe a dab of velcro would help). But if it were there I am convinced it would pop off anyway because it would be a stress point when sitting.
The ONLY reason I am giving 4 stars and not 5 is because it seems impossible to find a coat like this (anywhere) that has a hood. That is the one thing that would make this coat a 5 star for me.
Overall the coat is warm, comfortable, classy, well-made, and worth the money.
January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hacu Beautiful Classic
This is the perfect classic polo coat. I would give it five stars except that, like many others, i found the sleeves and shoulders a tight fit. It will work well with dresses and light sweaters, but not for heaver winter sweaters. Other than that, (which isn't bad enough to return the coat), it's everything I hoped for. It will keep me warm and stylish in upstate NY winters. I'll get years of wear from this beauty. Note: Use LLBean's sizing chart, not what you would normally take in other lines.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMRR Beautiful Dress Coat
This is a beautiful dress coat. The fabric looks high-end, almost like Camel hair. The coat is also not overly heavy for its warmth rating because of the thinsulate lining.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NurseDottie love this coat!
A beautiful coat! I purchased navy and am pleased with the color. I usually wear a 12 in everything but according to the sizing chart,a 14 reg was recommended;also other reviewers said to stick to the chart and I'm glad that I did because it fits perfectly across my shoulders,even with mid-weight layers underneath. I have found the coat to be warm,well fitting and lighter than the usual winter coat.
December 28, 2014