This coat is perfection! The fabric is beautiful and will work in all seasons. Living in Texas, it will be the perfect weight for mild days and will be my new coat for most days where a jacket is required. I wear an 8 in the Donna, but sized up to the 10 in the Ali because I am pear shaped. The fit is perfect and I can comfortably button it closed. I would recommend sizing up if you have wider hips as it is a straighter cut. It still fits beautifully through the shoulders even in a larger size. It is a timeless piece that will last for many years. The details at every seam are truly impeccable. You get what you pay for and the Ali is worth every penny.
I bought this just before a Fall trip to Paris and was already being asked in the airport security line where other’s could buy this jacket. It’s an incredible piece and instantly pulled together my jeans, t-shirt & sneakers into a full-on “look.” The weight of this is good for 50’s-60’s°F (I’ll wear it into the upper 40°F’s as well if I have a thicker sweater under it). But think of it similar to Classic Six original blazer in terms of weight (it’s the same fabric too so it’s amazing for travel because it stretches and can be hand-washed in the hotel sink if you get it marked up a little like I did! It looked brand new once dried). Love this also over the Twiggy or honestly anything. I wore it with faux-leather leggings, combat boots, & a linen tee and got stopped by a street style photographer. 🤣 I wear a 4 in the Donna & Twiggy, M in the Brigette sweater, and a size 27 in jeans and bought this in a size 4. Fits beautifully.