How should a men's winter coat fit? Is it just a fact life that it will feel tight at the arms and ride up, or is that a sign of a bad fit?
I've recently been shopping for a new winter coat - for the last 5 years I've been wearing a ski jacket, but I'm trying to make a bit more of an effort with my appearance, so something a bit classier is in order.
I recently spent a long Sunday afternoon shopping in town, looking to spend ~£80-£120 on a wool coat. I tried on a lot of coats in a lot of shops, and the fit was always problematic - when I extended my arms, they all tended to pull at the back and around my upper arms. I also found that raising my arms or sitting down would cause the whole thing to ride up around my neck. This also tends to happen when I sit down.
I eventually settled on this
coat, size XL, which seemed to be the least bad, but I've been wearing it around the house, and both the riding up and the pulling are bugging me. I'm still in the window where I could realistically return it to M&S.
So, coat experts of Metafilter, tell me: are the problems I'm complaining about just a fact of life with this kind of clothing, or should I be shopping around, spending more money, looking at a different size, or looking at something else entirely?
Further information: I'm a relatively slim 29-year old male, 6'2" tall, in southern England. I don't have to look smart for work, so this is not a coat that will be routinely worn over a suit. I'm looking for a comfortable and reasonably stylish way to keep warm in English winter weather.