Weighted hems are nothing new, but a weight – sometimes in the form of a metal chain – not only orients the jacket (or skirt, or coat) downwards, it keeps it close to the body. It also serves as a counterweight to heavy buttons. It’s not easy to find just the right chain – I think it has to be pretty, the appropriate weight (neither too light nor too heavy), and smooth (so that the fabric it touches doesn’t get snagged). I’ve found suitable choices in both gold-tone and silver-tone. Ships in inches, NOT feet/yards. Update number of inches after you add product to your cart.