I LOVE this coat!! It is surprisingly warm yet not too heavy. As it is made of wool it will keep you warm even when it is slightly damp from melting snow. The first place I wore it was to an Old World Christmas Market and I got quite a few compliments! The corset style ties in the back are very helpful and offer a more customized fit. I needed an XXL due to the shoulder measurements but the waist was a bit big. By tightening the ribbons in the back it gave me a tighter and more custom fit. There is enough room for me to wear a sweater or even a light sweatshirt under it. As far as warmth I was just fine down to about 15 degrees. I feel that anything colder and I would start to feel it. The inside is completely lined with polyester so even though I am mildly allergic to wool I can wear this coat with no problem. I love that it comes down to my knees. I have seen some other similar coats but they only come to mid-thigh. I wanted something a bit longer especially because I am tall. When I got it my mom fell in love with it and after trying mine on she decided she wanted it in grey. I will definitely order it again when this one wears out. I have not found anything as nice around here or on any other online site. (Posted on 10/7/2017)
I received this coat approx. 1 week ago. From now on I'm wearing it every day, even when it's not so cold in Latvia (+5C). :)
First, when I ordered, I was really unsure about the material and quality-price ratio. Even if my salary is above our avg. salary, 180EUR is kinda huge amount of money. But, when I started to think, how much it would be to sew it like a special order somewhere here, I didn't see any difference. So I came to the decision - ORDER IT. (It took me approx. 1 week to come to this conclusion)
Shipping was fast (4 working days) and GLS made it to my doorstep.
I ordered size L (I'm usually size M or even S, depends of the manufacturer), because coats are supposed to be 1 size bigger not smaller. Also because of the lacing in the back it's easy to adjust the right fit. Armpits are free and I can actually move or do smth active in it haha. :D
Overall it's really cute and beautiful. Looks exactly as shown and good quality. I think it won't work when outside will be -20'C, but -10'C should be just fine.
+design (little black riding hood :) )
+inside material is thicker than it's usually is in other coats. Not so slippy (or how to say), more warmer.
+weight. It sounds funny, but for me it is important, that the so called winter coat weights something more that SuperDry dove jacket. :D
-this is not really minus for me, but if I would ordered, for ex., the red coat, that black synthetic fur sometimes slightly drops off. Like leaves or bird's feathers, I don't know how to say that. Not much,m just little bit and sometimes. But still... And because it's 50% wool, every little thing holds on it. And imagine - red fabric, black synthetic wool .. could be not so good. Also I'm not sure, just my thoughts. Sooooo BLACK FOR LIFE.
Do I recommend it? YES
Would I buy another one after some time when this would be used? YES
Am I happy with my purchase? YES
Do I receive compliments? YESSSSSSSSS
Thank You, Draculaclothing!
p.s. sorry for my bad English, not my first language :]
(Posted on 11/26/2016)