Kit’s Winter Coat Item# D7335 Kit beats the cold Cincinnati winter in this double-breasted, wool coat that Mother and Mrs. Howard made from one of Dad’s old ones.
The coat looks like your basic man's dress coat. It is a medium shade of gray with lighter flakes mixed in. The fabric is probably not wool, but it is not fleece. I peg the fabric as imitation wool tweed.
Like all other winter coats, this is not going to keep a doll warm. As well, the coat is not lined.
Coat has a nifty collar that makes Kit look sophisticated. There is enough of a neckline to push a scarf though to make the outfit even better (and warmer).
Cuff can be worn up or down. The sleeves are slightly tight on my older Kit.
American Girl is not even trying to cover up these fake pockets. Personally, I think $24 makes real pockets worth while.
The worst thing about this coat is the buttons. They are tiny little suckers, almost as small as the buttons from Kit's birthday dress. Given that these are coat buttons, not to mention made for men, shouldn't they be just a little bit bigger? This makes it hard to button the coat and not made for tiny hands.
Kit in the North Texas Christmas storm '09. The coat is roomy enough to fit well enough Kit in a simple dress, her Christmas and newer school dresses may be pushing it a little. The belt is a little hard to get on or off, which along with the buttons makes me recommend limited this to older kids. Given the coat's importance in Kit's winter story, and the fact that she does look warm in the outfit (not that the doll herself is warm) I think it earns an A-.
And Cécile makes eight...and maybe room for one more.