Some tips when buying a coat:
- Try it on with a sweater. The fit should be comfortable not tight. Move your arms and check the points by the armpits and shoulders.
- Length. Your sleeves should sit slightly above your thumb knuckle. If your sleeves sit right at your wrist, then your coat is too short.
- Fit. Make sure when the coat is all buttoned up, there are no stretch lines across your chest. That's a sign it's too tight.
- Fabric. Wool or Cashmere for warmth. For wetter climates, a weather-proof nylon works really well.