A simple black coat is one of the basic necessities of a classically stylish woman. Every woman in France has one, I’m convinced of it. I have a few in my closet, but have recently sold/given away most of them because they are either old or not very flattering anymore. I have narrowed down my collection of black coats a lot because I found the most perfect one at Armani Exchange. I saw this coat on the mannequin, and was tempted to not try it on. It looked PERFECT on the mannequin, fitted shoulders and lined back. As soon as I put it on, I knew I was taking it home. It’s not actually an expensive coat for this quality, but I immediately made the decision to get rid of most of my other coats for this one. It’s not a heavy coat either, and perfect for cold California weather [which would be low 50s at most]. The buttons and pockets are in the perfect location, and the cuffs are exactly to my wrists. Length is also great for my height, but I think it would work for most people. The belt is the same material as the coat, which is really nice, but since I like to wear trench coats open most of the time [especially in CA], I took it off and stored it in a safe place for colder days.