I just got mine today, and I'm actually not a fan of the coat or scarf. I love the style of the hat and the pretty pattern of the scarf, but the coat snaps make it look weird (unreal) open - the coat has to be worn closed - and the scarf's too short to be as versatile as a true scarf - you can only use it to tuck under outergarments. Is it that I don't know something about period clothing? I know Sam in the book uses the coat to keep dust off her clothing when in the automobile, but she also uses it on the ocean liner... One thing I like about outergarments is versatility in looks - you can create a layered look open or close it for a more linear silhouette - but I can't do that with either the coat or scarf. The scarf isn't long enough to throw half over a shouler or to fold or knot it.