Isaac Mizrahi Live! Quilted Coat with Adjustable Scarf
Based on the garment sizing, I would take a 12 in this coat (as I have in other IM coats), however, based on reviews, I sized up to a 14...way too tight in the arms and bust...exchanged for a 16 because I liked the style. Alas, the 16 will be returned for the same reason...sizing is off more than just a bit to say the least! Furthermore, the coat I received puckers in the back at the bottom which may or may not be due to the lining. The fact that the fabric is stiff could have been overlooked had all else been satisfactory. .
Love the coat but wished I read reviews. Size up !
Odd sizing and stiff fabric
I have purchased several Isaac Mizrahi jackets/coats and ALWAYS been so pleased. I bought this coat wanting to replace two old black quilted ones I currently own. I read the reviews about questionable sizing so I bought two different ones figuring one of them work. I normally wear an XL in this line and bought an 18 and a 20. For me, the 18 was enormous through the chest but fit properly through the waist and hip. In addition, the fabrication was quite stiff and didn't move well. I like this type of coat very much but something was very off here.
I love my red coat!!
I ' m glad I listened too the other reviews and sized up. My coat fits fine and got a sweater on with it. Wore it for the first time today 1/14/14 and got tons of compliments. This is my second Issac coat and will not be my last. Just size up and you will love this coat too!!!
Great looking coat!!
This is my first coat from Issac, after reading the reviews I sized up 1 size and I'm glad I did. I am a 12 but wanted to be able to wear sweaters under it for really cold Pa days. The coat is very nice looking and a great value. I am 5'3" tall and weigh 155lbs. I wanted a coat that would be longer than my 3/4 length leather coat so it would cover my backside when I wear my leggings / jeggings and boots! It is perfect for that!! The sleeves were a lil too long for me because the coat is not a "petite" so,, I rolled them under and used needle and thread to shorten them and no one will ever know!!!
The removeable scarf is a more dressy look in my opinion, I like it for church but I do take it off at times and I add some of my own scarfs and that looks great too!! I am a happy girl!!
Very Cute, But...
This is such a cute coat and I love the scarf that is also detachable (thanks Isaac:)). But...buyers beware-it does run small. I ordered up one size and it fits just perfect. The only thing that bothers me somewhat is that the lining in the sleeves makes it hard to put the coat on over sweaters.
While I have encountered sizing issues line to line, never so much within the same line as I have this year with Isaac. I purchased a beautiful quilted red coat in a size 12 before the holidays which looked and fit great. After reading the reviews of this coat decided to size up to the 14 in the slate gray and it is still tight, back it goes. it is frustrating that the sizing is so off on two very similar coats.
Stylish and Warm
Purchased this coat in August to wear for my annual trip to NY in December. It snowed this year during my visit and this coat kept me warm. I purchased a 1X and I didn't feel like the Michelin man. Great coat!!!
Wanted to love, but
You know I kept reading the reviews and keep going over all of them…..then I chose to hear only the good….well that is the gamble you take……not so good….it is kind of stiff material like someone said and I got the 14 like someone suggested because these aren't true to size….not enough room and I am a size 12 and wear a M in Dennis Basso's coats….never got one from Isaac before so this was a learning lesson…the sleeves felt tight and I have thin arms….It looks better in the presentation and pictures but not in person…..very disappointed….and I wanted a red coat to wear before Christmas, so back it goes tomorrow…:(
STYLISH! GREAT BUY!
I am so happy I took a chance and purchased this coat! I received so many compliments....it can be worn casually or to church and still be appropriate....I love that it is is quilted but not that heavy, bulky type quilt. I live in Chicago and the temperature was extremely cold today so I considered this the first test...no problem, this coat was so warm and the scarf was an extra bonus....I am 5'2 and most coats are too long so I was glad to get one that was 3/4 length...it was perfect...I am very happy I read the previous reviews about sizing. I usually wear a 18-20 and in the winter I wear mostly sweaters and jackets under my coat...keeping this in mine I sized up two sizes and ordered a 24 which was just right...it was very comfortable and not tight at all under the arms.
the coat is very nice but it runs small and not true to size
Wearing for the first time today... GREAT coat. Warm but not as bulky as a down coat in a similar length. I commute by bus, so the length is great for me. I am 5'3' and the coat is just above my knee. I would have rather had a hood but the scarf works. I always wind up with black, so grey is the perfect neutral for something a little different.