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

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ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 08:57:40

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TheSteveMilliband Sun 01-Dec-13 08:58:55

It's lovely. Hobbs come up quite big, I'm usually 14 but can take a 12 in hobbs

noodleone Sun 01-Dec-13 09:02:14

I love hobbs and have a long black coat that I have worn since 2006 so definitely worth the money. I saw this coat yesterday and the wool fabric is quite rough, otherwise I would have really liked it, the colour is perfect.

I think you would probably be a 10 too

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:05:47

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Pagwatch Sun 01-Dec-13 09:10:58

You know it's reduced at the moment, don't you.
They have reductions on all current stock.
It's about £200.

I find Hobbs generous sizing usually.

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:12:47

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ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 01-Dec-13 09:14:20

I thinkit's nice enough, but, to me, anythng mid-calf lengt like that loks frumpy and aging. You'd find something much more flattering at Karen Millen or Reiss (probablymorf expensive but to give you an idea of a more flattering length.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 01-Dec-13 09:16:06

Sorry typing's a nightmare since iphone upgrade!

Curioustiger Sun 01-Dec-13 09:21:33

I agree Hobbs comes up very big. It's a beautiful coat!

Pagwatch Sun 01-Dec-13 09:24:41

Okay. Just trying to help. I'm a five minute walk from Hobbs so I could have tried it on for you but I am clearly annoying!!

<buggers off>>

ClaudiusMaximus Sun 01-Dec-13 09:31:53

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

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

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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

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 09:46:45

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.

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

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

That coat is beautiful!-buy it.

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

Definitely buy it.

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

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


Tell all, I need details.

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

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

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.

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

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

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