I bought this coat to wear as part of my Halloween costume, and it is everything it looks like in the picture. My measurements are 36-29-36, with shoulders 42 inches around, so I agonized over what size to get. I am 5'7 and it hangs around my knees-- just what I wanted. Size small fits perfectly, with *just enough* room you could wear a thin sweater for extra warmth. I can't speak for durability since I haven't had it long and do not intend to use it as an every day item. Also I don't it would not be enough by itself for the worst of winter days when it's windy, freezing and miserable. I bought it for looks alone and it is superb. This is great to enhance a vampire look for Halloween, or for anyone who is bold and loves to make a grand entrance. Fantastic.