I bought a coat, years ago from French Connection. It was long, black and made me look like Neo from the Matrix. The Matrix films were out at the time (yes, it was a long time ago) and this look wasn't a bad thing. Then I realised, being a generous 5"1, I cannot own a big, black, oversized coat that ends mid-calf.
So I moved on to leather jackets. Leather jackets seem to be a lot easier for me to buy, I have three. But they weren't a coat. I had to wear scarves, gloves, cardigans, maybe a jumper under the leather jacket. Not practical.
And then last year, spurred on by Alexa Chung's duffel coat, I bought a beautiful pink duffel from Topshop. Ending just below my butt with a generous hood, I relished in the perfect coat. Until I realised when I'm wearing red, pink, orange or anything bright, a beautiful pink duffel coat is not a beautiful pink duffel coat. It's a beacon of pink, bright pink that renders most of my wardrobe useless.
So, I have an issue with coats. I can try them on in shops, lust after them on the internet, but can I actually walk up to a cashier and hand over my card - no. I marvel after girls who have a coat for every day of the week, for every occasion. I want a military inspired coat, a grown up Stella McCartney coat, a cape, a trench. I want, badly. But will I buy? No.
I have issues.
Are there any garments that you have difficulty buying? Or am I the only one?