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Length of Sleeves on Cold Weather Outerwear?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
I recently purchased a Shearling coat (seen below) since I will be moving to the northeast soon (Boston area)



My question is: Where on my wrist/hand should the sleeve cuff end?

As you can see, it isn't adjustable so I will be taking it to a tailor

Is it just a personal preference? Does it look awkward/wrong to have the sleeve partially covering your hand while arms are hanging to the sides?

Thanks
post #2 of 34
It really doesn't matter where the sleeve hits with your arms at your side. Put the coat on, extend your arms in front of you and then cross them. The sleeve should end right at your wrist joint. The wrist area loses a lot of heat and is one of the areas that a solid cold weather coat should cover through your entire range of motion.
post #3 of 34
You're going to want something longer than that for Boston. Freaking cold up there.
post #4 of 34
Hello,

IMO sleeves should be long.

Nice coat.

Yours
GN
post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 
Great responses so far, thanks

So when I do that test where I hold my arms up and cross them, you mean crossed arms but still fully extended from the body? i.e. the arms are still parallel to the ground?

And would the wearing of gloves with this coat be pretty much mandatory? As in, would it look weird to have the longer sleeves covering part of my hands, but they are bare skin?
post #6 of 34
My personal preference for sleeve length be it an overcoat or outerwear in general is to have the bottom of the sleeve touch at the web of your hand between the thumb and the index finger when your arms fall naturally to the side.

As for gloves. If they're short (wrist length) I'll tuck them under the sleeve of the overcoat. Recently I bought longer gloves that will be used in extreme cold. Since they're long they'll go over the sleeves of my overcoats since that is how they were designed.
post #7 of 34
Nice coat. I prefer my sleeves to be long on winter coats so that there is no space between my gloves and coat sleeves.
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
Great responses so far, thanks

So when I do that test where I hold my arms up and cross them, you mean crossed arms but still fully extended from the body? i.e. the arms are still parallel to the ground?

And would the wearing of gloves with this coat be pretty much mandatory? As in, would it look weird to have the longer sleeves covering part of my hands, but they are bare skin?

First question the answer is yes.

Second question's answer is no it won't look weird.

There's a longer length known as finger tip or equestrian length. Unless you ride you won't need them that long and if you do then you know why you want them that long.
post #9 of 34
Thread Starter 
By "web of your hand" are you referring to the base of your thumb, where the thumb and index make a "V"?

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Originally Posted by Albern View Post
My personal preference for sleeve length be it an overcoat or outerwear in general is to have the bottom of the sleeve touch at the web of your hand between the thumb and the index finger when your arms fall naturally to the side.

As for gloves. If they're short (wrist length) I'll tuck them under the sleeve of the overcoat. Recently I bought longer gloves that will be used in extreme cold. Since they're long they'll go over the sleeves of my overcoats since that is how they were designed.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
By "web of your hand" are you referring to the base of your thumb, where the thumb and index make a "V"?
This is where the sleeves fall on most of my winter coats.
post #11 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
This is where the sleeves fall on most of my winter coats.

That's good to know

I might not need a tailor after all then

I'm just very cautious about sleeve length since I'm 5'8" and longer sleeves tend to create an illusion of less height
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
By "web of your hand" are you referring to the base of your thumb, where the thumb and index make a "V"?

Exactly. It's long enough to provide a good amount of protection from the elements especially when combined with gloves but it won't get in the way of using your hands throughout the day.
post #13 of 34
Thread Starter 
So this fit looks okay then?

post #14 of 34
^ Looks fantastic, and sleeve length is just right.
post #15 of 34
Probably about half an inch too long. For me, at least.
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