In store coat help (ETA home pics added)

Returned the navy coat (thanks) and found this lux cashmere blend red-berry anne Klein coat. Sleeves are too long and it has room to layer a blazer. These are terrible pics but what do you think? Buy or walk away?

ETA: So at home now and have taken a few more pictures that hopefully show the coat a bit better. The last two pics are with a sweater and my Theory blazer underneath - I need to be sure it can be layered for the cold. What do you think now that you can see it better? I ended up having to overexpose the pics a bit to show the detail but unfortunately that has skewed the color some. The color is more properly represented in the first three pics from the store. If keep, I will have to get the sleeves shortened (no biggie) and should possibly look at having the belt loops raised a bit, although I'm not sure it's bad where they are placed.

Would love your feedback - right now, I'm inclined to keep. And the cashmere fabric feels AMAZING! Thanks all :)

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56 Comments

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    STUNNING colour on you. On my phone and can't see detail but so fair am loving.

  • O replied 5 years ago

    Buy and show us better photos from home for final decision. But, so far it looks great!

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    the color is really pretty on you.

  • Emily replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous colour on you, does it match your lipstick?  The fit looks good from here.  I vote yes.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Well, you do look fantastic in red and I think red goes with your wardrobe.  The sleeve looks better fitted to your arm (other than length of coarse).  From what I can see I like it on you.  How's the back?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    It has my usual back fit issues but is easier to deal with because of the tie.... Reined in excess you know?

  • Mellllls replied 5 years ago

    i really like it but agree that sleeves are too long!  macys??

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Winners (I'm Canadian). Will need sleeves shortened as I always do. Not a deal breaker

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Bought it and will show more pics later. Thanks!

    Back fit issues can be fixed by moving belt loops up to my natural waist so no back excess fabric.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I think this coat is much better than the other one. Stunning colour on you.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    I am not sure I have ever seen you in that color but hope I do again.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    From what I can make out, a 20 out of 10. 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    YAY. Can't wait to see it in more detail. 

  • Vildy replied 5 years ago

    Just breathtaking. And in picture 1, with the collar close in and the lipstick.... oh man, it's to swoon over.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    What Vildy wrote, keep for sure :)

  • minimalist replied 5 years ago

    That color is simply T.D.F. And even layered, the coat looks sleek on you. Bring on winter! Was in TO for a week of rain this time last year; now I'm getting nostalgic.

  • JulieJohn replied 5 years ago

    Such a pretty color on you, Shannon. I'm glad you found it, just in time for chilly temps!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    It's completely gorgeous (and so are you!)

  • Vix replied 5 years ago

    Keep x100!

    The color is beautiful on you and I agree you can do the collar up or down. I actually think you can skip getting the belt loops raised but you know best if that makes a difference in comfort/fit.

    ps I did like the flounce hem coat on you, but it looked non-petite-friendly.

  • Debra replied 5 years ago

    Simple style, delicious colour......looking gorgeous.
    I say keep :)

  • Isabel replied 5 years ago

    OMG ! I know that envy is a deadly sin, but, OMG. It is just beautiful on you...

  • Jjsloane replied 5 years ago

    It looks lovely on you, but with coats if it looks this good AND Feels nice I say KEEP. (shoes must be comfy and wool coats must be soft and feel nice)

  • columbine replied 5 years ago

    Sheesh. I love it. You look so fab.

  • Nicole D replied 5 years ago

    Love it!  fab colour and great fit (but for the sleeve, eh - whattya gonna do?).

  • Parsley replied 5 years ago

    Wow- You're a knockout in this one, Shannon!
    I like it about a million times better than the other one!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I'm glad that's settled! Love it!

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous color, beautiful coat, KEEP!

  • Gaylene replied 5 years ago

    It's a knockout, Shannon!

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    I love it, what a colour to die for! :3

  • Runcarla replied 5 years ago

    Squee!!! I tried this on at our Winners last Wednesday, and again this Wednesday. I think it is one size too big, and not available in the size I need, so left it behind.

    I agree that it is a beautiful coat, and so soft! 12% cashmere, 56%wool, the rest nylon or something?! The way it belts really brings it in nicely around the body. I wasn't sure about the colour with my hair, but boy-oh- boy do I love it on you!

  • Amy replied 5 years ago

    I like it on you a lot! Nice color to keep the winter blahs away too.

  • Sveta replied 5 years ago

    Very nice red on you - it does look like your lipstick color, no?
    It looks like this is a coat week on YLF! :-)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Absolutely lovely on you, Shannon! Yay!

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    MUCH better!

    Must check out our winners... Red coat was on my wish list last year, with no success...

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Well I guess it's settled then! It is almost the same color as my lipstick and I love how soft and cozy it is. This jacket is staying and I will take it to Wonder Woman on Monday to get the sleeves shortened.

    Thanks ladies :)

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    YES! RED! Love it -- much better than the navy.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    I'm loving the classic belted silhouette, and the deep red is stunning!

    Double yay!  You're right that the belt makes the back fit a non-issue!

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    THAT coat is a stunner!  And the color lights up your face!  Brilliant find!

  • shemarie replied 5 years ago

    So glad to see you decided to keep this coat Shannon!!  It is perfect.  Just absolutely stunning on you and the perfect antidote to any long, gray winter's day for sure!  Especially in a cozy cashmere.  Red is a neutral, right?!

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    I love it on you!

  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Another yay vote from me, Shannon!

  • pastrygirl replied 5 years ago

    It looks FANTASTIC!!!

  • Glory replied 5 years ago

    Shannon! You know how much I love a pop of colour in a coat for our dreary cold and long winters. That is why I loved your citron puffer last year so much - plus of course you look fab in it.
    So glad you returned the other and found this beauty. I have actually seen this one at our Winners this week. The fabric is divine - and I think will be cozy and warm. The colour is sensational and the fit is fab. As you say, moving the belt loops and shortening the arms is not a biggy.
    I love it, I vote keep.

  • Eliza replied 5 years ago

    The color of that coat is gorgeous on you. It sounds soft and comfy, which is getting harder to find lately. It looks like it will play nicely with your wardrobe as well. FTW! Enjoy your coat.

    I sometimes like to tie my outerwear with the knot off center, but it could just be a quirky thing on my part.

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    what's not to like? the color is great, love the length, and the belted waist is fab on you! keep.

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    Hyperventilating here!!  Shannon, wow!!  Love it open, closed, with the scarf.  I cannot believe you have layers under there because the belt really shows off your waist line.  You look breathtakingly awesome!!  Please Keep!!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I am late but so glad to read you are keeping.  It is stunning.  I just checked out your previous post with the navy coat and IMHO there is no comparison.  This was was made for you.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Oh, yes! Amazing coat on you. The color is beautiful on you, and so is the style. I really like the versatility of the collar. It looks fab with the Burberry scarf!

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    This is totally out of this world fab on you, Shannon. You must buy more things in this color.

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    Glad you decided to keep it - it looks great on you.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Wow, a red coat for Shannon! Love it! Shade(and cut) is spectacular! Happy you kept!:-)

  • El Cee replied 5 years ago

    Late to the party but....  The coat is just beautiful on you! The color is magnificent. What a great find.

  • Robidi replied 5 years ago

    You are stunning in this color!!

  • modgrl replied 5 years ago

    I LOVE it!! I hope wonderwoman can make the adjustments for you!

  • Aziraphale replied 5 years ago

    Another resounding yay vote from me!  It's fabulous.  That will become a signature coat for you, I bet.

  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago

    I am so late - but how could I not comment on a stunning red coat? I'm very happy you found this, it's perfect for you!

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