Jessica London sent me a wool-blend pea coat in ruby a few weeks ago to review on PlusShe.com. This pea coat comes in five other colors and houndstooth pattern in sizes 12 to 32 for $160 to $170 (currently on sale for 33% off). I had a nice video review for you but when I watched it it was all shaky and gave me a headache so I decided to save you from it.
This double breasted coat has a lovely large collar. Although the description describes it as “tailored shape” I would not. It’s pretty straight and boxy, at least in the larger sizes, but I am OK with that. FYI: there are petite and tall options too.
This wool-blend coat is made of 75% wool, 15% polyester, 6% silk and 4% other fibers (?). The lining is 100% polyester. It is not a prickly wool and is nice to touch. It is lightweight and I found it comfortably warm at -7 °C but I needed a heavier sweater underneath at -12 °C.
Pros: 32″ length covers the butt, lined, two pockets on outside (traditional slanted pea coat style) and two on inside, it is not bulky, great color.
Cons: dry clean, no inner cuff sleeves, no additional material (i.e. polyfill) between wool and polyester lining for additional warmth when the real winter hits.
That houndstooth scarf I am wearing was a spurge purchase from when I had lunch in the county a few weeks ago. I love infinity scarves and I love houndstooth, so a perfect combo.
Sweater cardigan by Igigi, jeans by Lane Bryant, shoes by Vionic, and attitude all me.
They carried the nautical theme of the pea coat onto the anchor embossed buttons — nice on a traditional navy perhaps but I didn’t like it on the ruby jacket. More personal taste than anything.
The collar has spots for buttons holes but no buttons under the collar to fasten. I find it tucks in without requiring a button anyway.
It’s nice to have the inner pockets too. Overall the jacket is well made.
Update: Produced another video. See the coat in motion:
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