Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Should I buy this coat?


It's 100% wool, and is actually quite slimming when I'm not wearing it buttoned up over three layers of clothing (including a thick merino/possum cardigan). It's just the right length for me too - just above the knee. And the wool is lovely and soft. And once I get small shoulder pads put in, the shoulders won't look quite so wobbly.
It's at half price too (plus the cost of putting the shoulder pads in, taking in the belt band at back, and shortening the sleeves).

But even at half price, it'll still cost me almost 400 smackeroos.

6 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

Ummm...no! But then I am a notorious cheapskate about such things so just ignore me and do what you want.

Violet said...

I'm supposed to be a cheapskate too, seeing as we're living off my measly half-income.
If only I had cheaper taste in clothes...

donnasoowho said...

It's hard to say. For that kind of money you'd want it to be perfect? That said, it looks nice (although perhaps the angle is slightly not the best). It looks not dissimilar to my coat - so maybe I am biased. Is it warm enough? I think that's a massive issue for Wellington (to, for instance, wear without other stuff on underneath, if nec). Otherwise coats are an investment so I would condone spending that much money on said item if you think it's going to last (say about 5 years?!).

And also (channeling my mum now) how practical is v-neck? Will potentially always need to wear scarf? Also, lengthwise is slightly short suspect you will get a cold bum if, for instance, you sit down on the cold metal seats at the bus shelter while wearing.

Deborah said...

I wouldn't, but then I'm a cheapskate too. One of my coats is about 21 years old, and deeply unfashionable, and the other is about 20 years old, and I love it to bits.

I've found that one of the best ways to save is simply to defer spending. Consider my old coats successful deferance.

Kazzer said...

No. Violet, it's GREEN.

Violet said...

donnasoowho: you're might be right about it being possibly too short. Perhaps ideally, it would be exactly knee length, and either bright green or deep plum in colour. I prefer a v-neck for all my clothes, so have not considered any other sort of neckline for coats. But I do like wearing scarves in winter so that's not an issue.

deborah: ideally, any coat I buy that this kinda money would last me 20 years to.

kazzer: don't you like green?