I wanted something nice to wear for non-formal outings, and this jacket fits that mold. It is by no means a warm jacket. It is light and works very well as a windbreaker, but has very little insulation. When it gets cold I can get away with wearing a sweater underneath the jacket, along with a scarf. I have received many compliments for how nice it looks. It fits me very well, even with a sweater underneath. I weigh a little under 180 lbs and about 6 feet tall and I got a large. Would recommend this jacket for the same reasons I purchased it.