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post #33151 of 44289
Because since your ordering it directly from TOJ, you might just as well get a jacket that fits your body exactly how you want it to fit?
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Originally Posted by ricesuit View Post

how long do you guys think an mdr should be for someone 5'9? 

kinda nervous about what i asked for in terms of length 


I'm 5'7 and recommended front length measurements for Moto were 21" and 22" for A-2.

Good luck.
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Drew,

any hints on what we should expect from the capsule collab later this year? Is it going to be all bizcaz stuff or can we expect to see some winter coats in the mix as well? Was hoping that this might be how you'd go about selling the Admiral Peacoat (or the TOJ trench!?) rather than not giving us the opportunity to kop at all. frown.gif
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Just "finalized" measurements on my MDR. Are there any of you about 6'1" tall who could PM me/tell me about yours? I need some closure about the front length I got. (I'm 21.5-22", jacket is 22.5" front) I've bothered Charly enough already. (Just said I wanted it more cropped (got 21.5") and then went back on it.) I realize the thread is littered with this stuff already, so a PM is good.

 

I also just ordered a suiting wool MA-1 shog[1].gif

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I'm 6'1" with an MDR in the queue and went with 21" for the front length after doing some research at stores comparing different jacket lengths and figuring out what I thought looked good for me. I didn't have a good jacket to get a comparison off of, so I would suggest doing the same if that's the case for you. This measurement has it basically ending at mid belt level when fully zipped.

 

edit: I also have a charly special in the queue w/ 23" for the front length, but I'm not going for cropped with that.


Edited by fibs - 7/23/13 at 6:53am
post #33156 of 44289

21" would be hella cropped on 6'1"...like oh shit when you put it on it goes to your belly button level cropped.  Listen to charly.

 

(that is, unless you have the torso of someone that is 5'7"  it's possible i guess)

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

21" would be hella cropped on 6'1"...like oh shit when you put it on it goes to your belly button level cropped.  Listen to charly.

 

(that is, unless you have the torso of someone that is 5'7"  it's possible i guess)

Yeah, that's what I feared. I have a slightly short torso, but nothing too bad. Thanks.

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It really depends on your body, going off height will give you a decent estimate, but it's imperfect since torso length can vary a good bit depending on the person. Measuring either yourself or a jacket with the fit that you're going for is the best bet at finding out what your correct measurement is.

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I'm 6'0", slightly short torso. 22" on my dr hit perfect. Got 22.8" for my MA-1 and it feels like i could have went shorter, but it has ribbing so that's fine. For the TOJ 0 I went with a 48 with the front/back length of a 46 (22.5"). Stock on a 48 is 23.3, likely too long for me. 

post #33161 of 44289
Wow....what a bunch of useless posts.

Your actual height versus what was recommended for your front length jacket has zero relevance. It's all about your torso length and the only way you are going to measure that is from your collarbone to where you want the jacket to hit, which is typically the coin pocket on your jeans.

It doesn't matter if you're 5"9 or 6"2, everyone is going to have a different front length because of torso length +/- 0.5" depending on the user's preference for how cropped they want their jacket.

In my case, I found a perfectly sized t-shirt and then I determined how much longer or shorter I want the jacket relative to that t-shirt since that's how I would be rockin' my MDR the majority of the time. Then I asked Charly I wanted a bit longer, but he said it woudln't look good so I went with his suggested recommendation based on the information that I had available.

At the end of the day (and this will sound cliche), I trusted Charly because he understands the proportions of the whole jacket and he knew my suggestion would look weird and advised me unless I absolutely felt that was the way to go, to not extend the length.
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I went for a completely stock size DR and it fits more naturally irl than the one I fiddled with. Photos can be very deceiving.

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If the jacket fits good and you are happy with it, then it is good. I do not believe that jacket must be perfectly sized and made to measure to look good. foo.gif
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Yeah it's not a precise thing - like when tuning an instrument there is an acceptable range of pitch, there are an acceptable range of measurements.

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Originally Posted by Potsnu View Post

Wow....what a bunch of useless posts.

Your actual height versus what was recommended for your front length jacket has zero relevance. It's all about your torso length and the only way you are going to measure that is from your collarbone to where you want the jacket to hit, which is typically the coin pocket on your jeans.

It doesn't matter if you're 5"9 or 6"2, everyone is going to have a different front length because of torso length +/- 0.5" depending on the user's preference for how cropped they want their jacket.

In my case, I found a perfectly sized t-shirt and then I determined how much longer or shorter I want the jacket relative to that t-shirt since that's how I would be rockin' my MDR the majority of the time. Then I asked Charly I wanted a bit longer, but he said it woudln't look good so I went with his suggested recommendation based on the information that I had available.

At the end of the day (and this will sound cliche), I trusted Charly because he understands the proportions of the whole jacket and he knew my suggestion would look weird and advised me unless I absolutely felt that was the way to go, to not extend the length.

 

Actually, like shoulders, your height plays an important role in what is recommended for your front length.  

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