Sorry to be a forum hog today.
While I was impulse shopping for silver boots, I decided to go whole hog and try on some coats while I was at it. As I mentioned in the blog yesterday, I adore and have always adored double breasted coats and jackets and military styling in general.
I have also been searching for "my" long (midi length) coat for ages. It's been a lot more difficult to find than I expected.
Somehow, without fully intending to, today I found myself trying on the pricey-for-me Mackage Elodie.
No, Fab Friends, I did not purchase it. It's very maxi length on me and doesn't look at all the way it does in the stock photos.
I don't know if it overwhelms me in scale. It was hard for me to judge because I was so in love with it. ;)
Quality, and fit (apart from length) surprisingly great, and I don't even mind the length, TBH. It's very tailored, nipped at the waist, and cutaway with a back vent, so when you sit, it's not all uncomfortable, unlike many long coats. It is navy, by the way, not black.
I am wearing it here over jeans, the forum fave sweater (BR ribbed merino) and a not-too-thick blazer.
I couldn't get perfect photos and I didn't try it with the doubled over collar (as pictured in the stock photo) but did try the collar in a Revere style and also pushed up at the neck (a common thing I do).
I don't know if this coat will go on sale at all. Hard to say. Temperature wise, it wouldn't really work in Montreal -- too open in the front. But for Vancouver/ Victoria/ Seattle and even Toronto/ New York -- it's good with the right outfit.
I can probably justify it financially if I take on another contract. AND if it is the kind of thing I'll keep in the closet for years.