I'm interesting in purchasing the RRL Indian Varsity Jacket but am unclear as to whether to get a small or medium. The specs for the Medium are: Shoulder to shoulder: 19". Sleeves: 26.5", Pit to Pit: 22.5". length from base of collar to bottom: 27". The Small's specs are 21 inches pit to pit, and the length the collar to bottom is 25.5 inches. Is there a rule of thumb for Varsity Jackets -- should they hang a bit loose or tight?
The rule is wear it the way you feel comfortable, the look can be pretty versatile. If you want to go bigger maybe 1/2 to 1 inch bigger in chest/shoulder of your measurements. Although nothing wrong with getting it spot on to your measurements, that's the way I prefer it. As a general rule the jacket should fall a little below the waist