I had been contemplating a trench as an investment, and loved the shape and look of the Alessandra trench. It arrived quickly and was packaged beautifully for shipping. It's slightly oversized on me which is what I wanted, and long (I'm pretty short), but I'm fine with that. The material has a decent heft to it - think it would be perfect for a Melb winter day, and nice for a Sydney chilly morning. It has some cool touches: different style of collar, long belt, neat wrist straps. Enjoying the trench so far!