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post #16 of 28
It depends on the intended use of the jacket so I don't agree with going a size smaller as a rule.
post #17 of 28
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It depends on the intended use of the jacket so I don't agree with going a size smaller as a rule.

The intended use of the modern leather jacket is to look sexy.
post #18 of 28
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The intended use of the modern leather jacket is to look sexy.
Perhaps, but if I start seeing overweight people wearing tight leather jackets in Toronto as a result of reading your words, I will hold you personally responsible.
post #19 of 28
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Perhaps, but if I start seeing overweight people wearing tight leather jackets in Toronto as a result of reading your words,
I will hold you personally responsible.

well let's assume the jacket is for a wheeling dealing summuva gun swelte and trim at 6'1, 196 lbs.
post #20 of 28
I have two leather jackets,one for fall,xs.one for winter,s...
post #21 of 28
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well let's assume the jacket is for a wheeling dealing summuva gun swelte and trim at 6'1, 196 lbs.

Only if you promise to wear matching undersized leather gloves but not undersized leather pants.
post #22 of 28
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Do you all agree?


I find most of the leather jackets I own become too big over time. I really like the snug feeling of a brand new leather jacket and that doesn't last...

I purposely bought a new leather jacket that is a size smaller than what I'm used to wearing. Did I make the right choice?

I can still zip it up but I can barely move in it to be honest lol.

it depends totally on the mfger.

typical european designer brand sizing tops out at XXL, = 56/58 suit sizing, and i find that it's a tight fit for me even in those. i'm 6'2", 240 lbs by way of reference.

OTOH i can generally fit into a "L" of your average american brand (not that i'd ever want to wear one.)
post #23 of 28
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Do you all agree?


I find most of the leather jackets I own become too big over time. I really like the snug feeling of a brand new leather jacket and that doesn't last...

I purposely bought a new leather jacket that is a size smaller than what I'm used to wearing. Did I make the right choice?

I can still zip it up but I can barely move in it to be honest lol.

I agree. Leather jackets tend to stretch out and become a bit too big over time if they just fit you nicely upon purchase.
post #24 of 28

Do leather jackets really stretch out over time?  I recently bought a spurr leather jacket, size medium and it fits perfect with just a t shirt on, I feel like its slightly tight with a button down or thin sweater, but i can still zip it up without any pulling or anything.  I tried on the large and It seemed O.K. in the shoulders and chest but not as slim in the arms as I'd like and the sleeves were too long (I'm 6'1").   So I guess what I'm asking is if I keep the medium, can I expect it to get more comfortable and stretch a little as time goes on?

post #25 of 28

I have the same dilemma.  Which Spurr did you buy?  I got a Medium Spurr from bloomiingdales the flight tech jack with two zips in front.  GREAT jacket, but the Large was sold out and the XL was too big. The medium is a bit more snug in the tummy than i would like, but the arms, chest and shoulders are great. 

 

The last leather jacket i bought is way too big now.  It stretched plus I lost weight. Hopefully this one will stretch just a smidge, not too much.

post #26 of 28

http://www.cladmen.com/division-leather-jacket.html

 

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/spurr-leather-jacket-nudie-jeans-co-sweatshirt-shades-of-grey-by-micah-cohen-pant?ID=557847

 

Those are 2 pics of them.  I ended up copping off cladmen for about $390...

 

I'm 6'1" and 165, which is usually good for a medium.  But some mediums dont work because I had broad shoulders.

post #27 of 28

Hi, I am actually caught in the exact same dillemna as you so I thought maybe you can offer some advice. I am 5"11' and 165 pounds and I bought a Medium which seems to fit a bit tight with a sweater underneath, especially at the arms, shoulders and chest, but I can still zip it up completely. It seems that if it does stretch out it wont feel as tight. The large on the other hand is a relaxed fit, fitted but a bit loose. It's a soft baby cow leather similar to the one in your link so do you think it will stretch? Thanks

post #28 of 28

Try wearing a sweater underneath it..

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