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If it helps you, I am exactly your size and was given almost exactly the same measurements for a CM. I might go a half-inch longer on the front measurements, need to go check again against other jackets.I told Charlie I'd be wearing a T or light button down, with potentially some room for a light sweater.Also, in that pic of Vaalbara, above, the sleeves look great, but the shoulders are just a tad wider than the look I'm going for, and I wouldn't even go 0.1 inch longer...
I still think the arms and body are too long for that style of jacket (cafe racer/moto). Not saying it needs to be skintight, but look at how the Epaulet model wears his on the site. The sleeves end above the base of the thumb and the jacket hits just below the bottom of the belt. Yours is 2-3'" longer.I guess what I would say is that for the price -- this is a coat you potentially will be wearing for decades -- I'd want a perfect fit. Especially because you can get an...
@macktasticgdawg: To be honest that Wyatt is too big on you. Too long in body and esp. sleeves, an you have room in shoulders, too. I'd exchange for smaller size. Too-large leather jackets are one of my no-nos.
^^Sorry, wasn't clear, yes the "reverse seam" shirts have the twisted placket and interior pockets. However, I have a very early SA shirt that only has the twisted placket -- the seams are normal and the pocket is on the exterior. It also has much larger diameter buttons than the later/current ones. After about 2002 or so they added the other details -- I don't particularly like the interior pocket, too gimmicky, but the placket and reverse seam are kind of cool and not...
^^i still have some SA shirts from the early 2000. The buttons are really substantial and the fabrics held up really well. They were 170 or so then so not cheap. In ht e past few years I've hit up the sample sales and noticed a slight drop in quality, esp. The buttons. Regarding the twisted placket: you know you can untwist them with an iron? Sizing is Tts, with the twisted seam being slimmer than the oxfords. A SA medium is the same as a Gitman vintage m, believe it or...
Those RIng coats...superb. That gray plaid flannel is perfect. I used to live in Pacific Grove during the 1990s. There are some seriously stylish people in Carmel/Carmel Valley/Carmel Highlands/Big Sur. Can't speak about the Pebble Beach crowd, though. They're probably still wearing golf vests as daily attire... Good to see Khaki's here...When I got a big raise one year I went to Khaki's soon after they opened and bought a brown sportscoat, my first "nice" piece of...
Thanks, FLW and Frank. That's what I figured but good to know.
Hello Mike, or anyone else who might know: Is there any problem with machine washing cotton twill walts? I've recently moved to France where dry cleaning is really expensive compared to NYC. I'd just do gentle/cold/inside out, hang dry and iron. I expect there might be a slight bit of color loss but I can live with that. Thanks in advance...
I don't disagree with you -- compared to a "standard" American OCBD or dress shirt it does taper, but there are far more tapered cuts out there. (I live in France, where their many men think shirts don't fit unless they're skin tight).
Yes and no. Because you don't have graded sizes, you can make a GBV shirt fit a couple of different ways. On my frame, a M GBV corresponds to a 15.5/34 Brooks Brothers slim fit. The BB X slim fit is more tapered. I'm 5'11/160ish with a 39" chest, fairly athletic build (tho less every year...!).I also wouldn't really call GBV "tapered" -- there's actually a little bit of flare at the bottom. Now, WvG after dinner or BoO -- those are tapered.
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