well done stoic! this fleece is not only super cute, but also incredibly functional. i would say its one of my favorite items of clothing and has definitely been put through the wringer. after a year of washing and wearing this jacket, the outside looks identical to when i bought it. if you look at the the inside fleecy side, you can notice some wear, but its still super soft and not even really pilling. and besides, no one ever sees the inside!
like most stoic stuff, it runs a little smaller (and longer) than other companies, but that's one of the things i love about their stuff. i'm 5'5", 110ish lbs and the XS is perfect. its fitted, but i can still put some layers underneath it if necessary. i also dig the fact that the sleeves and torso are cut a little longer and the neck is super high. the fabric itself does a decent job of blocking wind and repelling water, but it's still a fleece so don't expect miracles.
also, this fleece does a magnificent job of repelling pet fur which is a major plus in our household.
its kind of spendy, but if have the money or, better yet, find it on sale, it's a great piece to have around.