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Opinions on this coat

(37 Posts)
Spidergirl8 Sat 13-Dec-14 19:33:25

I really like this coat. I like that it is waxed so offers some rain protection but doesn't look like a walking coat!

I buy clothes from COS, Jaeger, Zara and Toast - so this style kind of fits into the style I like. However it isn't cheap so wanted to get opinions. What do you think?

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sat 13-Dec-14 19:36:13

I don't love it.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sat 13-Dec-14 19:38:17

It's better in the navy and black colourway.

burnishedsilver Sat 13-Dec-14 19:42:12

No, sorry.
Its a bit like a brown paper bag.

TiggyD Sat 13-Dec-14 19:44:20

Evil German scientist Bond villain. I bet the blood just drips off it. (Possibly why the cuffs are that colour).

QueenQueenie Sat 13-Dec-14 19:47:01

Sorry but it's yuk.

beeny Sat 13-Dec-14 19:47:46

it is horrible.

LeoandBoosmum Sat 13-Dec-14 19:48:05

I think that would be unflattering and add pounds! Also, I am really sorry but if I saw you in that (when it's fastened up) I'd assume you want to sell me hammers and nails... Sorry but since you ask I'd rather give an honest opinion.

It also reminds me of that coat Arkwright wears in Open all Hours:

Bluegill Sat 13-Dec-14 19:51:18

I really like it. I also buy from the shops you do. I'm guessing your style suits the coat.

MrsSaginowsky Sat 13-Dec-14 19:52:39

Looks like a potato sack.

brandyandcoke Sat 13-Dec-14 19:53:02

Love it but you need to be really slim and gorgeous.

And do you really think £265 is cheap?

threepiecesuite Sat 13-Dec-14 19:53:16

It doesn't look that price.

Bluegill Sat 13-Dec-14 19:56:11

Cos have some nice waxed jackets at the moment at half the price.

TiggyD Sat 13-Dec-14 19:56:52

Spidergirl8 - Please can you post pictures of the rest of your wardrobe so we can tell you what else to get rid of?

Spidergirl8 Sat 13-Dec-14 20:03:55

Ah ha- so it is a marmite coat! Didn't expect all to like it, it's certainly not in a mainstream style. That is part of why I like though. I haven't seen the wax ones in COS bluegill, will check them out.

TimelyNameChangey Sat 13-Dec-14 20:07:50

I think it's a bit sack-like. If you're over 5.10 and whippet thin maybe it would be ok though.

TiggyD Sat 13-Dec-14 20:17:08

It's not a Marmite coat. Some people like Marmite.

TimelyNameChangey Sat 13-Dec-14 22:17:04

That's what it means it or hate Marmite, there's no inbetween.

QueenQueenie Sat 13-Dec-14 22:20:17

Yes Timely, but I think Tiggy is (correctly) pointing out that (almost) 100% of people loathe this coat... there may be lots of Marmite lovers... but no lovers of this (hideous) coat.

AlpacaYourThings Sat 13-Dec-14 22:27:31

Well I quite like it, OP.

TimelyNameChangey Sat 13-Dec-14 22:33:36

Queenie oh right! Doh.

Spidergirl8 Sat 13-Dec-14 22:35:25

Well it is certainly a coat that rouses strong feelings in some....

It is made by a British designer and this particular design has a lot of cerdibility with both the British Fashion Association and various fashion critics. It is good to support up and coming fashion and I like fashion that veers from the norm/high street monotony.

That said, I wish there was somewhere local to try it on as I'd like to see what it looks like on. I am am tall and slim, but as with all clothing, always good to try before you buy!

queenbrunhilda Sat 13-Dec-14 23:41:38

I quite like it too. Had a French Connection coat this shape a hundred years ago and it was great (squishier fabric though).

cardamomginger Sat 13-Dec-14 23:55:22

Looks like it would let the cold in.

SoMuchForSubtlety Sun 14-Dec-14 00:00:47

I usually like this kind of style, semi unstructured slightly edgy with a nod to tradition.

But if it makes the MODEL look fat...

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