Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Cocozulu Awesome Orange for Fall and Winter!
I absolutely love this knit coat! The color is spectacular, not pumpkin orange, but a bright fall orange. It fits true to size, and the sleeves are long enough for my 5'8 140 frame. It is the perfect sweater to throw on when running out the door for alittle warmth and a whole bunch of color! The only thing it is missing is that it is not lined. But it is finished well and the wool poly blend takes the itch out of a pure wool sweater.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Coupious So much better than the photo
I fell in love with this jacket because of an ensemble put together by the stylists on the Anthro Blog. I literally hunted for it for days because it was so cute over a sweatshirt and coated leggings, with a big scarf. It was everything I had been looking for in a fall jacket: the color, the herringbone, the hip length, the bright buttons. And then it came online a few days later, and I was totally let down. On the model, to me, it looks boxy and plain, and the color doesn't pop as well. Plus, it became evident that's it's really a sweater, not a jacket. I tried to move on, but I kept coming back to that image on the blog, and long story at least somewhat shorter, I ordered it in my normal S, and it arrived today.
And it is perfect. No, it isn't lined, and it's a somewhat scratchy wool, but that's the only bad news. It fits TTS, and the color is bright and fun and a great fall tomato-red, with enough pop but not blinding, and the texture of the herringbone gives it character. It's not nearly as wide through the shoulders as it looks on the model; I think it has a little bit of an 80s look in those photos, and that certainly didn't happen when I tried it on, both over just a jersey drapey top and a light-weight sweater. I'd say it really looks more 60s with the rounded collar than 80s. The buttons and pockets are cute and well-placed, and the length is perfect for wearing with skinny pants and leggings, as well as dresses.
It's well-made, and for the price, I think it's a great little item. Best of all, I think it will make a wonderful top layer for fall, but it will also work under larger coats for winter. Many thanks to the personal stylists who put together that ensemble on the Blog; without it, I wouldn't have gone for this and I truly believe I would have been missing out.
October 10, 2013