J Crew’s double-cloth greatcoat (18629, $475) runs 0-14. The color choices are camel and navy.
Size 4 – chest = 36″, waist = 33″
Size 6 – chest = 37″, waist – 34″
Size 6 – I only saw navy in the store, so there is a chance camel is only available online or select stores. It’s a bit long for my height, but it didn’t feel overwhelming. I felt like I could carry it off, just needing to wear a heel of some sort with it. Heels or heeled boots. If I had it tailored a bit, it would probably look 10x better. A little nip at the hem, a little tuck at the sleeve. I don’t trust alterations for things other than simple hems, so I’d have to weigh the cost, vs alterations cost and how I’d feel if they didn’t do it properly.
Sleeve length. I’m 5’2″. This is a very special coat with such a long length. I know for you tall ladies, you’re probably excited if a coat goes past your knees. So I guess for this one it would hit the knee on some of you.
I felt so comfortable in the coat. It was really a surprise. I really only tried it on to share pics figuring I’d look like a goof in it. I am partial to the double-cloth fabric. I prefer it over J Crew’s wool offerings, which feel like felt to me.
I absolutely don’t need another coat, but this one felt really, really special. Very classic and one I could have for a long time. I’m going to figure out if 4 or 6 would be the best, long-term size and might buy/keep. I’ll have to see if any other coats are asking for a new home to make space for this one.
ETA: I ended up getting the size 4. It fit exactly at the time of purchase. It’s more of a statement jacket than workhorse for me, so I don’t plan to layer with it.