Got my parka yesterday, the wool is incredibly nice, I can't imagine what the cashmereis like, it must be amazing. The 44 fits great in the chest but is a little large in the waist and the skirting, a 42 would probably have been perfect, but might have limited layering options. Overall thei weight is a little heavier than most quilted jackets, so on very cold days a layer is probably necessary, in warmer climates this shouldn't be a problem. The fur is insane! Overall, this is a really nice jacket.