they are nice functionally but i prefer the look without them. shoulders on my old bcdr just looked so sharp and clean.
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Just placed an order for an A-2 in black, need help in finalizing the details:
Below are the measurements of a size small Burberry Brit Harrington Jacket that I think it fits me well and my body measurement, I am about 5ft9 (175-176) and 145lbs
SHOULDER 17.5 IN
PIT 19 13/16
Mid 18 1/8
Front Length 21.5
Sleeve Length 23*
Cuff 4 6/8
TOJ recommends me the following measurements according to my numbers:
|body length, front||23.0"|
|body length, back||25.3"|
|sleeve length, from shoulder||25.8"|
|sleeve width @ pit||6.8"|
|sleeve width @ elbow||6.2"|
|sleeve width @ cuff||
I ask to knock off 0.5" to the body and sleeve length as I am afraid that the jacket may come out too long.
Right now I am still deciding whether I should choose Lamb or goat. Also, I would like to go for all black hardwares and zippers, which I think its pretty cool.
Any Thought? Comment? Suggestion? Thanks in advance! :D
Taking off 5 inches in body length would be disastrous.
To be completely honest, you probably have zero experience with sizing jackets for people, while Charly at TOJ has done it for a couple of hundred guys.
Don't doubt his recommendation. If your measurements are correct, the jacket will fit as intended.