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    Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    I need to get Seth a new coat ASAP! The only thing I can find in his size is a girls Sport Squall jacket. What is the difference between the girls and the boys???? It says it is narrower in the waist for a more feminine look but I can;t see why that would matter especially for a 4 yr old.

    If you have knowledge please pm me so I can send you the links and get your advice. I need to order ASAP...

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    I think Lovinwaves has both the boy and girl sport squall jacket. I saw some waist gathers on the girls jackets but did not look at the model numbers.

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    Shoot! I was just at Land End Inlet and bought a squall parka and matching snowpants (40% off!). Had I known, I would have looked at the squall jackets for you. Have you tried calling customer service? What size are you looking for? Have you checked the overstocks too?
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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    It is from overstocks. The boys one I wanted just sold out and this is the last thing that would work.

    I need a size 4. Maybe I will call them tomorrow and see what they say..

    Johnathon never had a size 4 coat b/c we were in El Paso and it never got cold enough for a thick coat. @@. Seth has a size 3 and a size 5.

    Johnathon 10yrs, 76 lbs, 5-steps
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    River, 4yrs, 38lbs in FR85 and Clek Foonf

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    would the size 5 work for him or is it totally ridiculously oversized? i personally don't mind oversized coats. my kids usually can wear 1-2 sizes too big & not be a big deal. i purposely buy them bigger than what they need just so they can get 2 or more years out of it

    if the waist is gathered i probably wouldn't do a girls coat for a boy but then again ALREADY i deal with people thinking my sons are girls when they are young
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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    http://www.landsend.com/pp/SquallJac...102_1186.html?

    This is the coat I want to get him...

    The size 5 are too big and that is what he has been wearing. The size 3 one is too tight but her wears it as well.
    He can't stand the long arms and wants me to roll them up which means fleece getting snow on it and getting his arms wet. @@.
    Oh and everyone thinks he is a girl anyways. He now tells people that boys can have long hair too.

    Johnathon 10yrs, 76 lbs, 5-steps
    Seth, 6yrs, 43lbs in Clek Oobr
    River, 4yrs, 38lbs in FR85 and Clek Foonf

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    I just got a Squall boy's coat in that color as well as two Thermacheck 200's in that color. But not that specific jacket. I would totally get it for my son. To me, it's a gender neutral jacket.

    If you call Land's End they will tell you the differences and can even give exact measurements between the two coats.

    Another thing I did was look at the reviews on the CURRENT year of that style. Some of the reviews mention the changes from the year prior.
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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    I'd totally let my boys wear that coat! Looks pretty gender neutral to me.

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    I think that is the exact jacket I bought my daughter in that size (small/4) exactly one year ago, but in a different color. In person, the style appears completely gender neutral to me and in that color, I'd have no idea it wasn't a boy's jacket.

    As far as fit, unless they've changed it in the last year, that coat is anything but narrow. My least favorite thing about that jacket is how wide it is. Otherwise, it's a really nice jacket. You can compare the exact measurements by clicking on size chart for each jacket and they have great customer service.

    I'd get it now before it sells out. If you don't like it, you can return it at Sear's or mail it back for free.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    Quote Originally Posted by mykidsmylife View Post
    http://www.landsend.com/pp/SquallJac...102_1186.html?

    This is the coat I want to get him...

    The size 5 are too big and that is what he has been wearing. The size 3 one is too tight but her wears it as well.
    He can't stand the long arms and wants me to roll them up which means fleece getting snow on it and getting his arms wet. @@.
    Oh and everyone thinks he is a girl anyways. He now tells people that boys can have long hair too.
    I had that exact coat (color and all) for Sofi when I was trying out all the different LE coats and sizes. It's not feminine looking. And I didn't notice anything about it being narrower at the waist or anything. Go ahead and buy it.
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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    Thanks so much everyone!!!

    Johnathon 10yrs, 76 lbs, 5-steps
    Seth, 6yrs, 43lbs in Clek Oobr
    River, 4yrs, 38lbs in FR85 and Clek Foonf

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    The zipper will zip from the other side, if that makes sense.

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    Re: Those educated on Lands End coats please help me....

    It makes sense.
    I couldn't pass up that deal so I went ahead and ordered it.

    Johnathon 10yrs, 76 lbs, 5-steps
    Seth, 6yrs, 43lbs in Clek Oobr
    River, 4yrs, 38lbs in FR85 and Clek Foonf

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