Rated 4 out of 5 by Shooter Great Coat
An an earlier reviewer stated, the fabric is woven in Italy; the coat is made in China. Construction appears to be excellent.
Overall, this is a great coat - warm Loro Piana fabric, and fits me nicely - I needed no alterations. The storm system works as advertised; water seems to just bead off in heavy rain or snow.
Only complaint is the top button is placed to where it hits me right at the bottom of my sternum, which exposes more of my chest to the elements. I resolved this problem with a good scarf, but I wish there was a way secure the coat higher than where the top button is placed.
You can pay less elsewhere for a Loro Piana topcoat, but you won't find one with the storm system with this kind of quality, fit, and finish.
January 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Brookstorm Long Town Coat
Superb fit -- no alterations necessary. Should last more than a decade as all previous Brooks coats have.
November 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomirwin Calgary Winter
Just purchased this jacket. It has a great fit and an excellent feel. Being water/wind proof it will be prefect for Calgary winters.
The price seems decent for the quality of the product.
September 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by MANTLE BEST OVERALL WINTER COAT FOR THE MONEY
I HAVE ENJOYED THIS COAT FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS, IT WEARS & LOOKS GREAT, AND IT DOES
WHAT IT SAYS IT WILL DO AS A STORM COAT, PERIOD...THE ONLY AREA I DO FEEL THAT BB
SHOULD LOOK INTO IS THE BUTTON HOLES WHICH TEND TO GET WORN AND ENLARGED
WITH WEAR WITH TIME, BUT THE JACKET STILL HOLDS ITS GREAT LOOK AND KEEPS ME
WARM AS I WAIT ON THE PLATFORM FOR THAT SOMETMES LATE METRO NORTH TRAIN.....
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nzachary Perfectly constructed top coat
Despite being made in China, this top coat is exquisitely constructed! The wool is Loro Piana, so it is of the highest quality as well.
I really enjoy this full-length overcoat, as it warm, yet lighter weight than the Golden Fleece Westbury. The only issue that I had was sizing. I needed to go down to a 38 in the coat, even though I wear a 40 in a suit.
January 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmericanJedi Amazing!
This coat is great! I finally got a chance to try it out today due to cold weather and rain. The Brookstorm material is awesome, the rain drops just bead up wick away, its similar to a hydrophobic coating on sunglasses. The length is actually a little longer than the picture shows which to me was exactly what i was looking for!!
November 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDub Terrific Purchase
By far the best coat for the money. I tried on many other overcoats and there was just something about the look of the Brookstorm that brought me back. I expect this to last for quite a while.
* Note that this coat is NOT in fact made in Italy, but rather made from fabric woven in Italy.
December 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cosslett Timeless Elegance
Received this jacket as a gift a few years ago, and absolutely loved it. I would rate this a full five stars across the board except for the fact that the buttons were not sewn on securely. I actually lost one and have had some difficulty trying to find a replacement.
That issue aside, this coat is warm without the bulk of some of the other options. It works well with formal and casual alike, so it is a perfect winter time travel pick.
I have tested the warmth and wind protection all over the world from mild to arctic climates and this is my choice for any trip. Now I just need to find another front button!
January 4, 2012