i wanted to upgrade my coat from a wool number i'd had for a few years, which i alternated with a long and dumpy down coat that was warm but lacking in the style department. when i saw the long hoodlamb coat, i knew it was perfect for me!
it's really warm for a not-terribly-bulky coat and has lots of cute, functional features that make it fun to wear: thumbholes to prevent drafts up your sleeves, a high collar that eliminates the need for a scarf, back snaps that allow you to taper the waste, plenty of internal pockets and external ones with magnetic closures, and the awesome rolling paper dispenser, not of much use to me but hilarious nonetheless.
i can't recommend this coat highly enough. i've gotten lots of compliments on it and hope it'll serve me well for a few years. if and when it needs replacing, i'd buy another one in a heartbeat!