Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlestonbornandbred Most excellent topper
So very lovely. Purchasing to replace wool/ cashmere L L Bean blazer that I love, but lost weight and is too big. Thought I'd try something different, and did I hit the jackpot!! Absolutely beautiful black blazer- type jacket, very European in detailing. Can usually wear a 4, but sized up to a 6, and fit like it was custom tailored. FYI, I am 5'6", 120 lbs., rather straight built. Don't pass this up if you need a warm black blazer with unique style.
October 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Badger2 Beautiful coat, runs very small
This is an absolutely beautiful coat. However, the sizing seems way off. I started with an 8 petite, way too small. I am not large by any means. 5'2 with a 36" bust. The 8P was way off. I realize I should have ordered a 10P, according to the signature series sizing. I sent it back and got the 10P. Still way too small. I sent that back as well and ordered the 12P. According to sizing, this should be too large, but it was still too small! I want the coat so badly, I'll have to send this one back as well and get a 14P! Where I notice the greatest size issue is in my upper arms and across my shoulders. The bust of the 12P is just a hair small. I really hope the 14P fits, because this is getting embarrassing. It's such a beautiful coat I don't want to give up. Not only is it beautiful, it's very well made. Soft and durable fabric. Very elegant.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RunningCurly Great Peacoat
The jacket fabric is luxurious & elegant but the cut is very boxy. It could just be that the coat is too big for me but it hangs straight when buttoned all the way up. Maybe a smaller size will nip in at the waist a little better & have a more feminine profile. Sure hope so because I love everything else about this jacket!
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by designsnob LOVE it!
This coat looks better in person and better on you than on the hanger. The picture doesn't do it justice. Here's why: this is not another boring peacoat. It has a nice flattering shape and the front hemline of the coat sweeps on the bias in a very pretty way. I love that sleek detail. I feel warm AND saucy when I wear it! Unlike the reviewer who found the collar too stiff, I found the collar design and the sturdy body and hand of the fabric to be perfect because I live in a cold climate. The collar, upturned, keeps the wind off my neck and (style points!) frames my scarf and gives the coat a longer line - again, flattering. The alpaca fabric is not itchy if you live in a cold climate and want a sexy, sailor-esque, swagger in your warm coat. I feel happy every time I wear it. Which is a lot.
November 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by acatmom NIce coat but not perfect
I wanted to like this coat...looked adorable and the styling and cut of the coat looked great in the photo. Ordered it in size 0P and was glad to find this small size available at 5'1" 106 lbs.
The size was good for me but had 2 complaints which resulted in a return. First the collar was somewhat stiff and bulky feeling and should have laid flatter for a more tailored look. Second, which was an unexpected surprise, the fabric was "itchy" against bare skin and was not comfortable! I don't think I've ever run into that problem with a coat before.
January 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathyplus4 Stunning
Absolutely beautiful coat. The fabric is soft, the colors are vivid, and the cut is flattering. Worth the full price even though I rarely pay full price for anything. I liked everything about this except that most sizes were gone by the time I saw it! I therefore tried a petite in my regular LL Bean signature size, but it did not work (even though I am 5'3", I am big on top). The arms of the petite were short and it was cut small uptop (to a petite size). I liked the look so much I thought I'd try it. I'll keep an eye out to see if more inventory shows up in my size.
December 29, 2011