I'm 5'9" 157 with a 38.5" chest and a 30" waist.
This is the J. Crew Bayswater Peacoat. The first set of pics is the size XS. The sleeves and length are perfect imo. The problem is it's a little tight around the shoulders and chest. I'm thinking about getting the buttons moved over an inch to give a bit of space for me so I don't feel as constricted. Is this okay to do?
The second set of pics is the size S. The sleeves are too long and perhaps too wide? I'll definitely need to have the sleeves shortened. I also feel that body is not only boxy, but a bit too long. Am I wrong about this? The shoulders feel way better though. With the XS, I do feel a bit constricted but with the S, I feel like I can move around. How tight is a peacoat supposed to feel anyways?
I am wearing a button up and a sweater underneath both coats. Which coat would you take if you were me?
Thanks to all.
Hi I know how you feel about this situation. I would opt for the S > XS because in the XS you look like you're going to pop a button or something. Go with the S and get the arm length shorten instead. I think it'll be better in the long run.
Side Note: Yeah I like my jackets fitted (especially on the shoulders) on me but I don't want them to crush me (any my soul!! )when I button up you know? Hopefully this info helped.