K/R Better (or at least MORE) VC Color block coat photos

Well, I tried. Really, I did. But it is SO hard to photograph dark colours.

Not truly styled, but showing it with a skirt and with pants since I would wear with both (I hope).

It needs a good steaming. The fabrication isn't the best - a wool/poly blend that feels a bit rough to my hand, but on the other hand (ha ha), I expect it will wear quite well. It is unlined so not super warm, but I can wear a jacket underneath without any problem.

Showing with collar in various positions. It can be worn spread wide open or buttoned partway or buttoned all the way as a funnel collar.

Flap pockets on sides are false. Front slash pockets are the real ones.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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  • bj1111 replied 8 years ago

    i like the fit and the shape, especially if you wear a jacket/sweater underneath. could you describe the color blocking pattern?

    ps the leather trim is really attractive.

  • Queen Mum replied 8 years ago

    from what I can see, it looks great! seems to fit well, and I like the silhouette with both the skirt and pants.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Thanks, BJ. The coat is navy up top, and then black from hips (where the leather trim is - faux leather, actually). And, as you can tell, it's ALMOST impossible to see the colour block...until you do. The effect is subtle. IRL the buttons seem to have a bit more shine; they are black with silver trim.

  • bj1111 replied 8 years ago

    i love the subtle color blocking. more versatile and you can wear beyond the color blocking trend.

    fyi...black and blue are HOT HOT HOT for fall.

  • christy replied 8 years ago

    I think it looks great on you! A definite keep from me.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Keep from me too Suz - it's a great combination of classic & trendy: classic shape and trendy colour blocking. Love it!

    And you are SERIOUSLY making me want those booties...

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    I love it! All the collar positions look great, and it looks good with both jeans and skirts to my eye. Shannon nailed it re: the classic and trendy combo. It has that vibe of a classic navy peacoat, but it's also modern and trendy.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    You look fantastic in this coat, Suz - it's on trend but as others have said, has enough classic to last as long as you want to wear it.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago


    Even better with jeans and trousers.

  • unfrumped replied 8 years ago

    The shape does look good. Unlined annoys me for winter coats because I like the feel of "sliding" into coat while wearing the textured sweaters and wools of winter clothing, but it isn't a deal-breaker if it feels good going on and doesn't make you have to wriggle and pull down your sleeves. So the question is, not just, does this coat look good on, but, is it the coat you will reach for (at least for a goodly number of days and occasions) and not be looking for the next better coat?

    Later today when I have time to "play" with my Gap quilted jacket, that is the question I have to answer--is it just a mirror experience, and I like it, or will I really use it to add a specific style (and warmth) vibe and not feel I need something almost like it, but different?

  • DonnaF replied 8 years ago

    Strange that the jacket isn't lined, but at that price point, who cares? Still love it on you!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Oh- my apologies! I have misrepresented this poor coat! It IS lined, of course, with a silky polyester. When I said it is unlined I merely meant that it does not have extra quilted lining, or soft inner lining, which is pretty common in wool coats intended for sale in Canada. For example, my Hilary Radley coat has a backing on the inside of the poly lining, making it a bit warmer. This one doesn't have that ADDED lining. ;-)

    But of course, it is properly finished and slides on well.

    Angie, I am glad you approve for trousers because that would be my primary use for this one. I have my red knee length coat and my puffer for wearing with dresses - I might read for this one if I were only going to be in the car or if my hem line conflicted in some way with the red. LIke Sveta, I am not a fan of hems that go below a knee length coat unless they are slim and of low contrast colour. This one would work with the few skirts I have that do not look good with my red or grey coats.

    YAY! I may not be in closet nirvana but I am getting close to COAT nirvana.

  • ManidipaM replied 8 years ago

    I love this coat--it's a bit glamorous (leather trim and buttons), quietly trendy (blue & black) and yet not too dressy for casual at the same time; and that versatile collar just rocks. I especially love it worn funnel-wise, because it makes the most of your lovely neck and frames your face. I say: Keep!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Yummy! I want this in my closet, too! Is it available in the US?

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Yes. It's on the Nordstrom's website. I got it for considerably less at Winners. Don't know if they would also have it at TJ Maxx.

  • unfrumped replied 8 years ago

    Oh, good about the lining, my bad.

  • Caro in Oz replied 8 years ago

    Classic with an arty/interesting twist - love it.

  • krishnidoux replied 8 years ago

    I love it! AND I also love the two outfits you are wearing underneath. So cute!

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