Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
For the record, I did ask the seller for a measurement. I'm sure it did not happen.
It's a shame because the coat is in pristine condition.
Knowing your background and your knowledge of these coats, I'm sure you did.
I always ask for sleeve measurements, as well as the p2p. For some reason, on one eBay purchase, the sleeve measurement did not happen, just as your request didn't come through. When I got the coat, everything was just as described--perfect, except the sleeves were 1 1/2" too short. Ended up giving it to a friend of mine whose arms were much shorter than mine. It wasn't until a couple of years later that I actually realized the sleeves could be let out if there was enough material in the cuff. Oh well, live and learn from the experiences of others. As one of my flight school instructors was fond of saying, "Learn from the mistakes of others, as you won't live long enough to make them all yourself." He was right.