i have the feeling schrike's metabolism is gonna keep him at that weight. 6'2/145 is some serious skinny though, I am 5'9 and 125 and people say that I am the skinniest person they've ever met. I have the suspicion that at his height/weight, I think oversizing outerwear and shirts and stuff just a little might be called for, for better proportion. There are times when the styleforum shrink-wrapped look fails the wearer. I do something similar to adjust for proportion myself.
This is the real problem; I've done various things in the past, including some weights at times; and I just never gain weight. I lost 10lbs in a couple weeks at one point last year when I was sick/stressed for a while, and it hasn't come back even when regularly eating until stuffed. I'm sure it's possible to gain some mass -- I know weight lifting would help; and I haven't focused on bulking up, yet; but it is _really_ difficult for me. While I like the skinny look, I can oversize on clothes and still look skinny without looking emaciated. This is especially true for outerwear; I think this peacoat is about as small as I realistically want to get for a winter coat; but it still looks somewhat awkward on me currently, and I'm not sure what can really be done just be refashioning the garment.
Disagree with some of you about the fit of the shirt; it looks way too short in the sleeves, and a little bit short in the body.
Sleeves are definitely too short (not sure anyone actually said those were OK) -- I took a chance on the XS, knowing it might end up too short in the sleeves, and it did (though if I pull them down all the way, they almost hit my wrist; so it can look a bit better). I'm undecided on the body length. I think it is fine for wearing untucked -- as impolyt mentioned, increasing just some dimensions of a garment can make it look awkward. The peacoat I think suffers this a bit -- it is starting to get out of proportion in length-width from the adjustments I had made; and the same thing would happen to the shirt if I extended the body too much, since it is a tighter fit than the coat. Anyway, the feedback from everyone has been really interesting. I've always known my proportions are abnormal, but it is nice to get input from others about the exact details of my fits. As a side note, I still really like both the shirt and coat personally. I know the fits aren't perfect, part of which is due to my build; but these are vastly better than anything I had before (imagine taking a standard department-store shirt that is not slim-fitting and sticking it on my frame; as my wife commented, I'm no longer wearing tents around!). Figuring out the details for adjusting my body and clothes for an even better fit is something to work on, but I'm comfortable with what I've got now.
Yeah im 6'2 and 175 and the medium fits me perfectly, i don't work out so i still consider myself skinny. But i actually have short arms so luckily sleeve fit isn't a problem. I have the same build as my 5'10 friend, except he has longer arms. So i kinda look like a t-rex as my friends like to say.
I know you said you didn't have anymore black zippers, but I was wondering if there was a chance you'd get any in the near future? Also would you be able to make a detachable fur collar for the double rider too (like the bomber)?
LiveStock - i have no idea man, you need to go to your local tailor's and ask. ryan, no more black zippers. My YKK catalog seems to indicate that they don't even make that matte black finish anymore, and Riris would cost a lot and take a month to arrive to me.
In other colored leather jacket news, we have navy blue lamb in stock now, ready for order. It turned out to be pretty painless to get the stuff together, so we are able to offer any color now. Horsehide is now available too and some of those jackets are in progress. There are a range of different browns in horse available so talk to Charly about that.
hmm, I'd have to find out I guess. I have a Riri agent but he doesn't have the catalog on him and I can't remember the name of the pull style and opening style I need to order, I'll look it up I guess. I'd want to order several grand worth of zippers at once because of the inordinate hassle involved with waiting, etc, whereas YKK's I've been able to order piecemeal. Only buying a few jackets worth is like calling up to order a pizza, but only ordering a single piece of pepperoni or something - the waste of time and resources is too much that it's probably not even feasible, and not worth it for anyone. Black and grey backpacks will probably get made in a future run, have had several people ask for them already. Mine would probably be too small for you, the sample was made like 10-15% smaller than the production version and is only big enough for someone my size
I might have one medium that somebody tried on, that I can't sell as new, because it is a little wrinkled and unfolded, etc. Email Charly about it.
As a follow-up, I emailed Charly and he took care of me perfectly. I've already paid and should receive the shirt in due time. As a side note, is there any chance you could post shoulder measurements across the back in addition to the front measurements? I'm sorry if this has been asked, and thank you again for your help.
i'm 5'9 145lbs. coat is a stock 46. fit is pretty spot on with a generous amount of room for layering. the sleeves are not too slim (peacoats shouldn't fit snug anyway), but i can see why people would like a tighter sleeve. sleeve length is a tad too long but not to the point where i would go and get a tailor to fix.
one flaw i found (and i'm being really nit picky here) is the center back seam does not line up with the tip of the center triangle on the collar.
dizzhizz's bag making skillz. logo is embroidered.
i tried to take a close up pic to show you what the material is like and how dark/black the navy is under normal room lighting (click pic to enlarge). the shade you see in my fit pic is probably closer to daylight. the wool texture is very similar to cashmere found in overcoats but less soft and smooth.
using the pea as standard for comparison, the guys who ordered/going to order a duffle will be in for a shock. amazing quality for the price.