This is the best coat I've ever owned. Seriously. Super soft, "expensive" look, and very very warm. The high neck provides great insulation. As others have commented, the snaps are a nice feature, since buttons often fall off of wool-blend coats. Also, there is a zipper in addition to the snaps with a flap over all along the front of the coast which is another great insulation feature. As far as the size, KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS! I only say this because before ordering the coat, I read the reviews that said this coat ran extremely small. Because of this, I ordered an 8 (I'm 5'8, 140lbs, 34" chest, A/B cup, 27/28" waist) based on what other commenters observed. However, this was too LARGE! I will still keep this size because I have soooo much room to heavily layer underneath, but I would have preferred a size 6. If I didn't read the reviews, I would have ordered a 6. Again, just know your body size. If you have a small torso and small chest like I do, then don't be scared to order true to size.