I really like this piece, although I haven't been able to wear it in an outfit yet. Comfortable and hardy similar to the linen tunic, this is a slightly more technical garment that is executed beautifully. The hood is DEEP, the hem coming down to the mouth when I stand straight and pull the hood all the way down. This makes it extremely versatile; it can be worn low and mysteriously, or high for better visibility and to show your face and anywhere in between, in all configurations sitting stably on the head without needing adjustment. From the shoulder to the neck lies perfectly flat and feels fitted around the arm, but has a taper in the armhole and should accommodate arms of many sizes comfortably. The hood attachment to the lapel is a smooth gradient, so wearing the surcoat either open or closed feels similarly natural. The splits in the sides and back make it comfortable sitting, standing, or in motion. Just a really neat piece of work, love it.