After months of deliberation, I decided to buy this coat to replace my Finisterre coat bought over 10 years ago (just a bit too tight round the middle now). This Vellus coat seems to be perfect: sustainable credentials, waterproof, highest level of warmth. It looks great because it has pockets in all the right places and the drawstring adds a touch of shape. I'm 5'5" and it comes just about mid thigh, so a sensible length. The size (10) is big enough to fit a jumper undernesath if necessary, but even with a t-shirt, it doesn't swamp me. Open or zipped up, it still looks good. I envisage it will last a lifetime and still be a classic.