I love it, it’s stylish and comfy. I love the way the double pockets are set up in the front, I hate putting my hands in zipped pockets (ouch!) and this has another pocket lined in faux fur next to the zippered pocket. Love the hood and feel so toasty outside in the winters elements with this on. Large fit perfect and I usually wear size 12 pants and dress, I’m 5’8”
The fact that the model isn't wearing the hood in the photos is telling. The hood is absurd. The faux fur around it isn't even even, and it's so big, I can barely see while wearing it. It would be handy if you were stuck in a blizzard and didn't need to see. It is removable but still seems like a waste. Also, the zipper was hard to work and after I zipped it, it began unzipping from the bottom, indicative of a cheap zipper (the coat is actually too big vs too small, so it was the fault of the zipper vs me). Very disappointed. I'd like to order a different coat from Noize but hesitate because I'm concerned I'll encounter the same issues along with another $8 restocking fee.
This coat is just what I wanted. I’m 5’8.5, size 4, and I ordered the small. It’s a bit bulky but so warm for Chicago winter! It looks sleek and expensive and I love the fleece lined pockets and extra interior pocket space. If you are looking for a Canadian style cruelty free coat, this is perfect! I haven’t had it long so I’m not sure how it will hold up, but so far so good!
I’m not usually one for writing reviews, but got home to a box full of 3 Noize coats, so I could try them all and decide which to keep. I thought it may be helpful to share my comparison if anyone is debating between coats. I tried the Sam, GiGi and Kristel all in a size medium, and all in black (I’m 5”6 and 140lb). This was my least favorite. This just seemed to be a sized incorrectly. It seemed like it was at least half a size too big. The Gigi and Sam fit much better. Also this coat is quite heavy, so seems like it wouldn’t be fun to lug around...think walking into a mall and having to take off a heavy coat and carry it over your arm. That being said it definitely seemed like it would be the warmest of the three. It was also the least stylish. The faux fur on this coat was really great quality!! Better than the Gigi or Sam.
Im thinking of keeping the Gigi, as it was my favourite of the three - was definitely the most form fitting and flattering.