Rated 2 out of 5áby Cam1st A lining would have helped...
This coat has a good deal going for it. But, and this was a deal breaker for me, it has no lining. This garment actually feels, fits, and to a great extent, moves on one like a sweater; it is unlined, soft, flexible boiled wool.
Now this actually sounded good to me when I ordered the coat. However, when it arrived, it was too large for me. At a nearby LLBean store, I found the same coat in a size smaller, and it fit quite closely. Had the coat been lined, I probably would have sprung for it (it is expensive). But with no lining, I felt that the coat was, strangely, simply too revealing.
It's one thing to wear a sweater that reveals one's curves; it's something else to wear a coat that fits one like a sweater...
So I returned the too large coat, and did not purchase the item in a smaller size.
A lining in this coat would go a long way in making this garment special and much more functional. And also come closer to justifying its hefty price tag.
Not only would a prettily patterned lining echo the construction of quality boiled wool coats from Europe, but it would also add warmth, and allow a woman with a, shall we say, womanly figure to wear this garment while leaving something to the imagination.
September 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Leah86 Beautiful coat, but not flattering
I wanted so badly to love this coat! It's the perfect weight for fall and the plum color was beautiful. But, at 5'4'' and 120 lbs, the XS was boxy and unflattering on me, even over a sweater. (Maybe I should have gotten the XS petite, but I typically don't wear petite sizes...) I wish LL Bean had better options for smaller women! If this coat were more fitted, it would be perfect for me. Sadly, it had to go back.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby kab1105 great fall coat
This is a great coat. It moves easily and is not restrictive without looking bulky. It is on the thinner side, but I have faith that it will keep me warm in the upcoming cooler months. I do wish the inside was lined as the interior sleeves are kind of itchy/scratchy when wearing short sleeve shirts. The pockets are great because they open from up top as well as on the side.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby PatNCat LOVE LOVE THIS JACKET- AUSTRIAN STYLE!
I love the style, fit and drape of this boiled wool jacket. Looks very Austrian and modern! I always buy NATURAL fabrics, wools, cottons and linens and LL Bean has great selections. The jacket is longer to cover hips, sleeve length is perfect. I love the details, the pockets and the color selection. I bought the green and women's size. WIth turtle-neck shirt and jeans, it will be a perfect fall and early winter wardrobe! Great for walking and shopping on the coming cooler days. I like that it doesnt' have a polyester lining - better NOT to have a lining than having to suffer polyester! The finished seams are well done. I'd order a second one also! Love it!!
July 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby alpb Irregular...
One of the sleeves is irregularly shaped at the shoulder seam.. I like the style, but it runs a bit larger than normal. I guess I don't like that I have to pay return shipping when the item is defective. I was thinking of getting a size smaller but i am hesitant...
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby timelessdresser almost perfect!
I just received this jacket yesterday. I ordered a black and a cobalt because I wasn't sure which I wanted. I kept the black jacket and returned the cobalt...pretty color but wouldn't be worn as often as the black. I'm 5'10" and a size 8 - I ordered the jacket in medium and it is perfect fit although the sleeves were not as long as I prefer. They looked like they had been hemmed and I simply removed the stitching and dropped the sleeve hems which was easy and gave me 2 extra inches in the length of sleeves...perfect.
I wore the jacket to dinner that night and it looked fantastic with skinny jeans, striped black and white sweater and black boots. It was the right warmth for the evening...until I left the restaurant and the temps had dropped a few degrees and the jacket was not warm enough. I could have worn a soft fleece jacket underneath but I would suggest to LL Bean to line the jacket in a thin, soft and supple fleece to make it more versatile. Or another idea - offer another jacket made with the same style/cut but in a soft supple fleece...keeping those fantastic pockets. They would sell like hotcakes!!!! It is really a great jacket otherwise, great style - perfect to dress up or down...
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Daisy222 Love this jacket!
I've been wearing this jacket in Reg. small for two years and decided to get it another color. I ordered the same size but this year's jacket is a little different. It seems to have slightly longer sleeves, has stitching at the cuff which is not as nice as the plain cuff, and is a bit more fitted. I would exchange for a Petite M but there are none in my color choices.
Also note that the indigo is actually purple.
I'd love to see this in a winter white or light blue.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby METU Love this coat!
This is now my new favorite coat. It's warm and comfortable. Some people complained about it not being lined, but I prefer it that way because without lining the coat has give, but not too much, so it doesn't stretch out of shape. The seams are finished with binding--very nice. I was concerned that the patch pockets would be too big but they aren't. The fit is very flattering, and I have received so many compliments on this jacket. I bough the indigo color because it was on sale and have been pleasantly surprised by how well it coordinates with just about any color.
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LuvToWander Classy!
I am very impressed with the quality and styling of this jacket. The finishing details are great. I like the way the collar neckline can be worn more open or buttoned up. I wanted something a little more dressy and this will do nicely. It can be dressed up or down and handle the casualness of jeans as well dressier trousers. I have only worn it a few times but I can already tell that I will enjoy wearing it and its style will endure for many years.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Glissando Warm and Classic Style
This jacket will go well with jeans or dress pants or a skirt. I have worn it with a cable knit sweater. Boiled wool is durable and easy to wear and not scratchy. Very comfortable and good looking. All of the raw edges of the seams are beautifully finished with seam binding. Since it is slightly fitted it is very feminine. I chose the purple grape and the color looks better than it did on-line. Very versatile garment.
February 1, 2014