Realized I hadn't posted a proper fit pic with this jacket. Feeling nicely ahead of the curve given the new rebooted version seems to feature pretty heavily in SS15
Actually looking at the new one compared to mine they seem to have tweaked it for the better - the sleeves look maybe a touch slimmer (they're quite voluminous on mine) and it seems to drape really nicely worn open. This one doesn't seem to work unbuttoned but that's how they've styled it in the ss15...
^ fit on the chambray looks good in your pictures. You could always try running it through a warmer wash or a brief go in the dryer to tighten it up a bit? I've found my most regularly worn eg shirts have shrunk down a fair bit from washing.
Hmm tempting... I'm currently planning expensive forays into Needles FW14 but I'll keep it in mind. I've actually tried on 3-4 odd Barena's at Liberty and Trunk over the past year and I was a solid 48, though you probably are a fair bit more muscular than me these days so maybe that one would work if its big on you.
I think my desire for wearing any kind of casual balzer has pretty much disappeared. Chore coat and militaristic jackets all the way now . Although I'd still quite like a Barena. They almost look like cardigans anyway, right? Takuji not going to allow his bro Daiki to have a monopoly on long belted cardigan-bathrobe-jacket-thingys this season: Ts(s) F/W 14: More: [[SPOILER]]