I'm glad the fit is good, and also to hear that it is warm! I hadn't actually thought about water resistance...showerproof will probably do for me, I think. I am most concerned with the hood 'staying up' in a gale force deluge, keeping my hair dry, really. My ears ache so much even in cold winds.
Am currently considering the Boden Stockholm (love the toggles at the hood, vital details!) or the Hilfiger. Stuck now between the two!
Toasted, the hood on the tommy one should stay up as it has the fur round the hood it tend sto make it heavy and likely to stay on. Plus it zips up if I remember to your chin which makes it even harder for the hood to fall down.
For that money you could find a North Face Arctic or Brooklyn if you shop around a bit (20% off sales are reasonably frequent) and you would be warm, toasty and dry all winter.
<strokes North Face Arctic lovingly>
But do try and find a place you can try stuff on because it's all about the fit. Is there an outlet mall anywhere near you? They're often good for this sort of thing, and if you actually decide you like something from eg Trespass, you'd be quids in.
I'm 5'4" and my NF Brooklyn (I think it's a Brooklyn - it has a clip belt so not an Arctic actually now I come to look at it) comes to mid thigh - pretty much perfect minimum arse-covering length. I wear a size 10/12 and a NF small is snug on me, so I guess you'd want an Extra Small.
What about Zara? I got one there last year on the sale that was ridiculously cheap, 30 pounds I think, and it looks just like the ones in the op. It's really warm as well and has a good hood that stays on.
I've discovered an issue with the Tommy coat.....the one I was looking to buy was via Zalando, because I wanted navy instead of brown (only brown at other sites). Discovered the Zalando version is called 'Greenwich', although it looks identical to the 'Maine' down.
Can anyone decipher this? I'm really confused. Here is the link to the Zalando coat, am I mad or is it actually the 'Maine' under another name..?