I'm not a huge fan of the pre-New Look 1940's fashion. I know there are lots of vintage style seamstresses who love this era and make great dresses from patterns like these but to me the designs always seem a bit bulky and oddly proportioned.
Of course, that may just show how much I'm used to both 1950's and modern fashion. In my experience, you always have to "attune your eyes" to a seriously different silhouette.
This coat looks great and I think it would not seem out of place in a 1970's magazine.
Sometimes, the real garment looks pretty much like what you would expect,
sometimes, it has a lot more bulk.