I bought this coat for my wife for Christmas to replace her old wool coat, which was showing its age. To make sure it was the right size, I blind-folded her and put it on her before I wrapped it. The fit is great. My wife wears either a size 10 or size 12 depending on the cut. The medium fits perfectly. She has a little room for layering, but would not be able to wear extremely bulky sweaters under it. The fabric is well woven and has a very smooth feel to it. It's not cashmere, but it's not priced like cashmere either. After this winter, if the coat wears out or frays quickly, I will update this review to reflect that. If I don't update, you can assume that the coat handled daily wear.