I know you posted this last month, but I just had this experience.
I wanted a black topcoat and tried on the one from CM (this one: http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13336701&cp=12243591.12280933.12454393&ab=ln_men_apparel_outerwear).
I hemmed & hawed a bit and wasn't sure, mostly because of the high button stance (a problem CM seems to have in all of its suiting, not sure why).
So I decided to be absolutely sure by checking out the competition. There's a J Crew directly above this CM store, so I hopped up the escalator for an immediate comparison.
CM absolutely destroys J Crew. The J Crew topcoat felt really...shitty quality, like Made in China crapola in comparison. The material was rougher, the cut less elegant, the lining not as great, etc. Keep in mind, CM is also made in China...I'm just comparing the "feel".
I went back downstairs to try the CM one again...which confirmed it was vastly superior. I bought it, and after some tailoring here and there, I like it a lot.
Plus, with the student discount, the CM coat was cheaper to boot.
EDIT: Actually, the CM coat is made in Turkey.
Edited by Rangoe - 1/7/13 at 5:44pm