Should I buy this Hobbs coat and if so how do the sizes come up?

(36 Posts)
ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 08:57:40

I absolutely adore this trench coat in green. I'm a true pear shape so I'm thinking that it'll be flattering as the belt pulls it in at the waist and then the bottom half is A-line.

I first saw it reviewed here, second coat down and thought the journalist looked fab in it.

BUT!! Look at the price, so expensive. Is it worth it?! Will it last? Will it date?!

If you decree it to pass the MN jury, then what size shall I buy (I've never bought in Hobbs before.)? I'm sort of a large 10, my arse is definitely a 12 grin

ClaudiusMaximus Wed 11-Dec-13 14:35:44

It is indeed lined, as it very well should be at that price!!

I am positive it'll be in the sale but I wanted to wear it to a few things before Christmas so couldn't wait! smile

alltoomuchrightnow Tue 10-Dec-13 22:52:33

a bit on the bigger side for sure... I dealt with a lot of Hobbs when i worked in a posh charity shop. Own a bit too..

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 10-Dec-13 22:47:26

I will be passing by Hobbs at the weekend, I might have to have a look. Is it lined?

CanIMakeItToChristmas Mon 09-Dec-13 11:54:10

Thanks. I'm very tempted by the green one now then. I wonder if it will be in the sale? Not sure I'll risk it as I have a size which usually sells out.

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 08-Dec-13 22:40:21

Very warm, I think. I was surprised by how heavy it is!

CanIMakeItToChristmas Sat 07-Dec-13 18:19:03

Glad you like it. How warm is it?

ClaudiusMaximus Sat 07-Dec-13 12:51:32

And I love your name wink

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 07-Dec-13 12:35:13

smile and again envy

I love a happy ending

ClaudiusMaximus Sat 07-Dec-13 09:56:16

The coat arrived, and lo it was lovely!

The 10 just about fitted me, a 12 would have been huge.

It's very elegant, very 40s, and a lovely colour.

The material is unusual, I was expecting wool like a normal wool coat. Instead it's almost like felt, as though it's been flattened. Hard to explain, but it's nice.

The one downside is the sleeves are a little too short but I think I am quite long limbed so always have this problem!

Recommended!!! grin

CanIMakeItToChristmas Mon 02-Dec-13 19:44:25

I've been eying up GREEN-14&refpage=coats-jackets this Hobbs coat for a while, but wasn't sure how warm it would be.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 02-Dec-13 19:03:00

If I was any size of 12 I would be delighted! grin

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 16:28:11

I wish Pagwatch had tried it on...

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 10:32:24

Do you think she's a 12/14 rather than a 10/12? I thought she was the latter, hmm, maybe I am deluding myself about my real size!!

I will definitely update once it arrives.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 01-Dec-13 10:27:10

I expect she's an m&s 12 rather than a Zara/Topshop 12 - but let's not open that can of worms! grin.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 01-Dec-13 10:22:53

The Daily Mail journalist didn't look a size 12 in the photos.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sun 01-Dec-13 10:19:24


Tell all, I need details.

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 10:12:00

Tis bought!!! grin

tethersend Sun 01-Dec-13 09:59:27

Definitely buy it.

Pinupgirl Sun 01-Dec-13 09:54:38

That coat is beautiful!-buy it.

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:51:12

No, I totally see your point Shotgun. Actually you got me thinking about it, it's the type of length my mum has always worn (and she's now in her 60s). That said, she has always been very elegant so I was hoping that it could imbue a sort of classic style, and also the extra length might offer a bit more warmth, especially if I have a knee length skirt on underneath.

Specialbrew that coat is lovely too. However I really love the green colour of the Persephone, it's so unusual!

So, I think I am going to go for it, in the 10, before I change my mind... smile

Specialbrew Sun 01-Dec-13 09:46:45

I disagree on the ageing and frumpy comment. I think that most items of clothing can be made to look like that if not worn properly.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 01-Dec-13 09:41:33

Oh dear this thread's gone a bit weird. Sorry op - just my opinion on the length; I used to wear longer length skirts a lot and now realise it was frumpy and ageing on me.
I didn't see you showing any irritation, btw; maybe the other poster thought my miserable contribution was you.

Specialbrew Sun 01-Dec-13 09:41:28

Buy it! Looks like a great colour, and would look as good open.

I'm 5 2" so it would probably hit my ankles, but would good on taller women.

I've just ordered this from Hobbs. I'm a size 8 and have ordered the 8. Whch isn't much help with your sizing question

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:34:17

Oh dear god, a 40s VIBE, not vice, I have enough of those already (hence the lardy arse)

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:33:28

Frumpy and ageing? I was hoping it would transform me, swan like, into an elegant lady channelling a 40s vice...

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