Sometimes it pays to be late coming to the winter coat shopping party. I didn't jump on buying one at the beginning of winter, but I was able to get this Double Cloth Slim Trench for a great price at J.Crew not so very long ago. It has sold out in most sizes and colors on the website (watch for pop-backs occasionally), but you can still find a fairly good selection on eBay.
I'm wearing the vintage burgundy color. My camera makes it look more red than burgundy, but it is dark burgundy in real life. I pretty much love everything about this coat. It's not too long or too short, just right to wear with pants. The one thing that would make it better is if it came with a longer belt. Sizing up in the jacket does make the belt slightly longer, but it's still a bit short for tying.
Double-cloth Slim Trench - J.Crew
Cafe Capri in Navy Tweed - J.Crew
Mona Tassel heels - J.Crew
Bag - Madewell
Like the name implies, this coat has a slim fit, especially in the shoulder and chest areas. I sized up to accommodate layered tops (I'm wearing a regular size here, not tall), and I think the coat still retains a fairly slim appearance (extra fabric can be cinched with the belt).
My other outerwear sale purchases from J.Crew this season were the Excursion quilted vests in herringbone and plain, and the Double-cloth Symphony Coat.
Did you buy outwear from J.Crew this winter? Are you a fan of their double-cloth coats?