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Lands End Chevron Down Coat

(50 Posts)
polyhymnia Wed 24-Nov-10 11:11:14

Have to admit that, first I'm very, very urban and my idea of a winter coat is the lovely fitted grey wool Italian one I bought in Milan this autumn, paired with a trendy and beautiful scarf. Also, I'm not a Land's End fan in general and in fact put them on my 'all mumsy' list.

BUT the present and expected weather have made me think it might actually be a good plan to have a more casual warm coat for less urban activities, eg walks in the park, trips to the local shops etc - even going in to college in London when weather foul.

My eye has fallen on the Land End chevron down coat, partly because they have 20% off everyting till end today, and also because it does at least seem to be cut with a waist, which I prefer. I'm already large and would like to avoid the Michelin man look.

Has anyone got this, please, and, if so, opinions on it?

Sariska Wed 24-Nov-10 11:19:18

I don't have the coat but do have the parka. It, too, is cut to give definition to the waist (although as I am normally carrying a baby in a sling I can't say I notice....). I really like it: it is very warm and cosy, not that wet-look fabric (a bug bear of mine) and wipe clean (unlike my £££ wool coat that now needs dry cleaning after my DCs coated it in snot and sick at a Christening on Sunday). So, worth the money IMO especially with discount. And you can always send it back if you don't like it.

HotchpotchHoney Wed 24-Nov-10 11:47:20

I don't have that coat but just wanted to say I share your pain I too gave in and brought a lands end coat for dog walking watching the boys play football and rugby and for the park. Stylish it might not be but it's warm waterproof and snugly

Mumsnut Wed 24-Nov-10 12:34:13

Wot Hotch said.

polyhymnia Wed 24-Nov-10 13:49:25

Thanks, everyone. have ordered the chevron coat now, with the 20% discount so let's see!

moragbellingham Wed 24-Nov-10 13:53:11

I have the coat in sapphire. It's quite a slim fit so it's fairly flattering as a duvet coat goes and it seems more substantial than a Uniqlo down one I have.
Tested it out yesterday (in the back garden)in preparation for the snow and didn't feel the slightest bit cold (only 7 degrees though).
The hood is absolutely huge and warm but removable.

moragbellingham Wed 24-Nov-10 13:55:55

ooops, bit late there as I decided to see what else they had with 20% off!
Well worth it with the reduction. It's not glam but when it's that cold, who cares.

polyhymnia Wed 24-Nov-10 14:03:43

morag - all very encouraging - thanks. I've ordered it in sapphire. The weather today even in London suburbs convinces me this should be a wise buy.

Berk Wed 24-Nov-10 14:04:25

Ordered it, sent it back. The faux fur looked cheap and nasty and I rustled when I moved. Also it puffed out more and more as you moved and I looked like a hippo. The brown wasn't as nice as expected either. Was disappointed and am now cold.

HotchpotchHoney Wed 24-Nov-10 14:06:49

I just looked to see what mine is called and its the squall parka, not too thickly padded and has drawstring at waist so you don;t look too much like a sack of spuds.

polyhymnia Wed 24-Nov-10 14:57:36

Thanks I might try that style as an alternative if I look like a hippo in the chevron one!!

LindyHemming Wed 24-Nov-10 15:02:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SpotSplatterSplash Wed 24-Nov-10 15:51:02

I have the London one (I think).

It is really warm and snuggly, although it doesn't look fitted, it definitely is.

Although having said that, it really is so warm that I wouldn't care.

PointlessNastiness Wed 24-Nov-10 16:35:07

I wanted it. Was sold out

CheeseCheese Wed 24-Nov-10 16:43:00

whats the code?

polyhymnia Wed 24-Nov-10 17:03:47

20PC2411 - till 11.59 tonight.

Mumsnut Wed 24-Nov-10 17:46:54

They had more in today, Pointless.

ValiumSingleton Wed 24-Nov-10 17:49:48

I got one a few years ago. I love it.

I have nice coats too, and I wear them in preference to a sleeping bag coat... but there are days when it's just too cold not to be warm

Meggles76 Wed 24-Nov-10 17:59:43

Have it in the sapphire too. I am also not a Lands End fan - wouldn't be seen dead in anything else they do!! But this is a lovely warm coat and I think it is flattering too. Fab for the school run...

ValiumSingleton Wed 24-Nov-10 18:10:26

me neither, they send me their catalogue every season. I don't even look at it. If I needed another warm coat in a few years though I might go back to them. I really feel the cold AND I hate being cold. Sometimes I can't believe looking at what other people are wearing that htey're not freezing. I don't get it.

CheeseCheese Wed 24-Nov-10 18:21:20

right have ordered he small
i am NOT small.
but the other was huge when you looked at the inches

UptoapointLordCopper Wed 24-Nov-10 18:28:49

I have the squall parka too. It definitely is not what you'd call fashionable grin but it's really warm and snug. And it's got about a hundred pockets. Which is handy. But does make you bulge in unlikely places ...

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 24-Nov-10 19:00:53

I've got the chevron down coat in black.

It is SOOOO warm. I love it even though it is (a bit) daggy

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 24-Nov-10 19:02:31

BTW - I bought really nice warm hoodies for my DSs from Landsend (they hate wearing coats). They are lined with lamby-type stuff on the body and fleece on the arms, so very warm but not too bulky

JamieLeeCurtis Wed 24-Nov-10 19:03:58

Me again

Valium - when I want to look a bit more fashionable - thermal underwear is the answer

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