Originally Posted by crdb
Speaking from experience, I'd recommend against that if you care about how you look as it turns you into a sack of potatoes. It's also quite heavy, without the spreading of weight over your shoulders and body that you'd get from a more structured coat. It is very warm though, and waterproof for a while, although the slanted pockets do take some water.
Well I disagree on the sack of potatoes part - the silhouette is unique because it doesn't drape a whole lot, and it garners a hell of a lot of compliments for something so simple in essence.
It is not at all breathable though, and not suited for days about 16C really, in my opinion, or for doing lots of walking in as I heat up very quickly in it. Unless it's raining a lot I won't do the front up.
But yeah, an all time classic IMO.