I wanted this coat since I first saw it way back December 2011, but the prohibitively expensive price kept me away from the cashier. Despite that I still thought about it and even considered buying it at full price, but when I returned to the store, the coat was nowhere to be found. 'Tis not meant to be, I consoled myself.
Turns out I was searching the wrong racks because three months later I was able to purchase it for almost half the price thanks to the clearance sales. Proof that when you want something badly enough you'll get it eventually, even though it might be the wrong season for it. No complaints though. It might be a man's jacket but when did I ever let such trivialities stop me? A few alterations on the shoulders and sleeves ensured proper fit and while I cannot possibly wear it outside in the current weather, there's always the freezer known as our office to chill around.