Rated 5 out of 5 by ETess Beautiful coat
I received this coat today, and I'm delighted with it. Quality fabric, excellent design, perfect fit. It is exactly what I wanted--and these days, good long wool coats are very hard to find.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daisypicker Classic Chic from Leon Leonwood Bean
I wish Leon Leonwood Bean would offer matching berets when offering this classic style of coat......I bought this in the green, it is a gorgeous color- a winter standout. I am impossible to fit: short & curvy; The length is about 4 more than the photos I am 5'3 tall- and this length makes me look taller and slimmer; I sized up from a petite M to a Petite L and it is comfortable. I like the high armholes- makes me look taller; Other reviews mention the coat needs more buttons and it does; I added 2 buttons replacing all with designer buttons- talk about immediate chic impact. This coat is warm; I took it to a conference in Utah when the nights were 31 degrees in October - I was warm! I was wearing an evening dress underneath.
October 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by navy83 why no size 2?
this coat is beautiful- soft with nice details. And even though some stated that it needed another button I was willing to add one myself but the petite 4 was huge. I am 5' 3", 115 lbs
too bad they do not have a size 2 so I had to return and look elsewhere for a warm dress coat
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuvLLBstuffandUnicorns Sooooo Soft
I bought this coat in the Vintage Red as a dress coat. It is beautiful. and so soft. As other review's stated, it is a little snug under the arms. I won't be wearing sweaters under this coat so that is OK.
I think it would look better with brass buttons - I might replace them.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bella2 Beautiful coat!
Love, love this coat. Will never be cold in this coat. Very nice soft Italian Lambswool. The coat I had been looking for, for several years! I did have to order a smaller size to get the best fit. Thank you LLBean for a quality investment coat I hope to enjoy for years to come. This is one of the very very few reviews I have ever sent. But feel strongly about my nice coat. I have shopped LLBean for over 25 years. Glad to see the quality is getting back!
June 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by egrotos like it, don't love it
Everything the other reviewers have said is true. I'm glad I read reviews first because I'm a standard 6 and I sized up to an 8 and it has enough room. The sleeves are long, but not too long for me. She's right about the pockets. If you put gloves in the pockets, it does kind of bulge in the belly area. The pockets are a bit high up. It does feel like there should be another button or 2 in the front as it flares when you walk, but because it is more of a narrow fit coat, I think it would be hard to walk with additional buttons. I do like the slit in the back.
In a word, I'm keeping the coat. If I paid full price, I might return it, but I think I got a great coat for a good price. Black is boring and I like the evergreen color. I love the softness of the lambswool and the thinsulate keeps me warm without the coat being too heavy. There were some comments about a boxy fit. It is a bit narrow and boxy, but I don't expect coats to fit curvy, so I'm okay with it.
Good luck and happy shopping.
March 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by PAborn Tailoring not in proportion
My experience is similar to several other reviewers. 1) The coat is too tight under arms. 2) The row of buttons end too high up. They should extend lower as wind whips right up the opening. 3) The hip pockets are placed too high, making it awkward to put hands into them. 4) The fit is boxy. I had hoped to use it as a dress coat, but instead will use it more casually. I like the feel and weight of the wool fabric, but the tight fit under the arms makes it uncomfortable and the short row of bottoms makes it ineffective in keeping out the cold.
March 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ShopperNDC So disappointing!
Beautiful coat...nicely made and great fit. But after only 1 week of wear, the material started balling/pilling as cheap, low quality wool would do. One week! Ugh! I expected better quality from LL Bean. I returned it with no issues.
March 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SetterWalker Quality wool coat
I am pleased with the fit and quality of my new, soft wool, coat. The fit is perfect in my normal size 8. I read the reviews and ended up ordering up to a size 10 originally, but it looked frumpy. And both sizes had the same snuggness to the arms and shoulders, but neither were constricting, so I stayed with the size 8. The sleeves are nice and long, collar button keeps my neck warm, and the length keeps my legs warm. Although air sneaks in where the coat is open below the 3 buttons, it is overall a very warm coat. Thanks LLBean for offering great sale prices on quality products!
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntDelilah good fit
I was thrilled to find a coat in a size 20. (and wonderful wool!!) This is a much better fit than 1X. I hope to find more items in size 20. Also would like to see more items in tall sizes. I live a long way from any major stores so it is very convenient for me to order from llbean. Free shipping is really a plus. Thanks for everything llbean.
February 19, 2013