I just received this jacket and vest (Denim work). Bought them based on the photo below. Immediately washed them to give them a better look and loosen up the fabric a bit. I don't think they shrank much if any. The one thing I find funny is that there is a hook and loop on the collar so one can close it up in bad weather, but there is no way unless you have a 12" neck size. Even in the photo below you can see that the collar is too small to close all the way around the neck. Not sure why they didn't just leave the loop and hook off.
Either way. Very nice jacket and vest.
For some reason I can't see the photos - is it because I'm on an ipad and iPhone?
It's difficult to comment without seeing the photos but I do think the perceived fit of a jacket can be greatly improved by getting the sleeve length right but as pointed out by others, because NC jackets are more workwear/sportwear inspired, it's not as crucial than formal suit type jackets.
As Drew is over 6 foot and the sample size of 48 is based on his fit and other sizes are worked out from this, the sleeves are usually a bit long for me as well, being 5'11 but as I'm slim but with slighly broader shoulders than my size suggests and can go as small as a 44, the shoulders pull the sleeves a little higher so in recent seasons, they have been spot on.
If the sleeves are too long, a really good tailor can alter by repositioning the lower button to the top and cutting just above the lowest button rather than shortening the cuff up to the lowest button.
Another thing I do occasionally is, unbutton the bottom couple of buttons and turn up the cuff - I do this when I wear a particularly large bulky watch. It shows off the proper working cuff which was designed to roll up to avoid getting it dirty when doing manual jobs and looks really good with the camo jacket.
On a slightly different angle, I follow on twitter the store manger from the army gym in Japan and he posted someone wearing a denim notch jacket which had been washed and had shrunk slightly
It got me thinking as to what would happen if I stood in a warm shower wearing the camo jacket and wore it until it dried like the 'shrink to fit' jeans idea.
High risk but love the look