Because of this, I've decided that the coat works perfectly for my Emily.
I bought this coat yesterday (1/07/10). I give it an A.
The material is nice and thick, and it actually buttons closed. As has been noted,the "buckle" doesn't actually have a prong, and it's a little bit difficult to fit the belt through. However, this was a feature of utility clothing: that would be one less bit of metal.
The sleeves are nice - they fit well over the wrists of the mittens, but aren't too tight to adjust. I like the length - it's just past the knee, which seems practical.
I give this an A and not an A+ because it would have been *really* nice if there was something else sold with it. The coat by itself seems a little bit overpriced. Maybe a scarf would be a good addition.