If the new Conservation coat fits the same as the Merino coat then you'd be between a III and IV. FWIW I wear IV in Merino it's more relaxed and loose but lets me layer. I'm also 36R. Maybe NMWA team can comment.
Yup I think the fuzzy conservation is my fave too. I love the charcoal lining. I like the twill one too but the navy lining looks slightly out of place because the contrast is too high.
I think the collar is slightly diff from my merino.
It definitely looks much cleaner buttoned up without the bulk. Would love to see that burgundy in person. Wonder what other fabrics/colours/patterns it comes in! Already have a memory and a merino and probably going to get the merino bomber. Before you know it I'll just be wearing cousins of the merino coat everyday in my rotation...
Yeah, it's super slim and even in the model shot you can see it's pretty cropped. The picture is a bit deceiving because I think he's actually wearing another layer under the cardigan making it look longer than it actually is.
Might just end up giving it to my girlfriend, like you said the colour is gorgeous.
Picked up a Loop cardigan (Frozen Waves) in size 3 from Grilled lately and it was too small for me. I think it was made for the Japanese market. It's extremely cropped and the arms are slim. If anyone sees a size 4 or 5 let me know...
However, the fabric is beautiful. Here are some photos for your enjoyment. Such a subtle colour palette.
Back on the market it goes.