Canvas The Heritage Trench
Perfect Classic Trench!
After watching Charade with Audrey Hepburn I decided that I needed a trench coat, just in case I needed to throw something on and dash out the door in a hurry.
So began my search for the perfect classic, simple trench.
This one is it!
It does fit rather large as the other reviewer said, so I ordered down.
I am 5'3" and 105 lbs and I ordered the XXS, which fit perfectly with a little room for a sweater come winter.
This coat is gorgeous and classic, which beats all the new trenches with too-trendy color blocking/zippers/ruffles/etc.
I see myself wearing it for many years.
September 13, 2012
Classic style, lovely details
I purchased this coat last season, and after wearing it through spring, summer, fall, and spring again, I can't be happier with it!
This coat fits large. Very large. For your reference, I'm not small - standing about 5'10" - and I usually wear a size 8 / M (and tall whenever I can find it!) shirt because of my shoulders. I purchased a Small. The raglan sleeves are complimentary and leave plenty of room for my shoulders. I like the proportions of the collar to the body of the jacket, the cuff details, and the roomy pockets. The material itself is what you might expect--a cotton twill with a decent hand. The length is a little short on me due to my height; the hemline falls a little bit above my knee; more Tall options would be fantastic. The seams appear solid despite the loose threads I've had to trim away.
I was looking for a classic, light-weight trench for 2 season wear, so I have no plans to wear more than a button-front and light sweater underneath it. If you're planning to layer heavily or wear an aran / nordic type sweater, I'd take that into account when purchasing this coat! The Heritage trench caught my eye because of its classic styling and fun details. (I love the university stripe lining.) Its reality has not disappointed me.
(And you won't believe the compliments I get when I wear it!)
July 2, 2012
Fabulous for regular-sized, but need one of these in a tall size
I love this coat. It looks fabulous on and for the money, you really can't beat it. It's very high quality. Unfortunately, though, every time I lift my arms, the shoulder lifts up with it. There's no give in the back so if ever you reach out for something, it's tight and the sleeves ride up. I am so, so, so disappointed to have to return this lovely coat. I am hoping LEC or LE will come out with the same product in a tall size, b/c this coat is positively stunning, dressed up or down, and even sexy in a highly classic way that only a trench coat can be. But if you have longer arms or torso, trust me, the fit just isn't quite right.
March 14, 2013
GREAT FOR TALL LADIES
I've wanted to buy a trench coat for a long time, I'm glad I didn't hesitate after buying a down coat on this site recently. I'm 5' 9" tall, my weight is 150 lbs, have long arms, slim everywhere except my bust, which is 42", The down coat which I sent back, was TALL Large. It was much too big everywhere.
I ordered this trench in Medium, hoping it would fit OK, as I didn't get the choice of the TALL fitting. It just arrived. The quality is better than expected and well made. It's cotton on the outside, with a polyester lining, with a cute little pocket with a velcro closure at the top. I put the 4 spare buttons in, a drivers license or credit cards would also fit easily. The buttons are nice and the buckles on the cuffs and belt too. The belt is very long, but it was like that on the down coat I sent back. I guess the fashion is to tie belts. The pockets are reasonably roomy. I'm have just enough room to button the coat up, the hem comes to the middle of my knees, which I like. The sleeves are surprising, I never usually get sleeves long enough. These sleeves could have been an inch shorter, but I'm so happy they're not too short. Yippee, I'm very glad I ordered this coat. It's not as warm as the down coats, but I've invested in really warm underwear for a trip I may have to make to Scotland!
January 31, 2013
This is a well made coat however the fabric is too thin and flimsy for a coat and the fit too tight. After checking the garment measurement I ordered an XS (I am 5'5, 125 lbs.) I was told it was 37 in the bust and it was 36. The sleeves were tight in the armhole and abit too long......just not a generous fit all over. If I go to the next size the sleeves will be way long. Also the fabic wrinkles easily and doesn't shake out. Big disappointment.
November 17, 2012
classic trench coat
I purchased this one after I had done some research about trench coat. This is the classic design, good quality, and inexpensive one I can find. I really love it.
It does fits big. I'am 5'6'', and I usually wear S or M. I ordered XS after I read other reviews. It fits me very well.
October 12, 2012