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My shoulder measurements are 18, my recommended shoulder size for a QDR is 18. I was also quite worried about tightness since that measurement is to the shoulder bone and my shoulders are very muscular...but after measuring some of my existing jackets and fitting them I realized it should be perfect.
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

I know I'm stirring the pot but all my jacket shoulder measurements are smaller than my body shoulder measurements--18" vs 17" or 16.5". none are too small. Shoulder measurements are forgiving.

 

This is true, as long as you don't make the mistake making the armhole P2P measuremen and chest measurements too small too...

 

In fact, I'm pretty sure Charly just rec's his shoulder measurements based on height anyways.  

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Originally Posted by outlawcowboy View Post

I dont know about that...I own a Schott 626 in medium and it fits just about perfect everywhere but the shoulders. it's always been a major problem and never stretched enogh. granted there are no shoulder gussets which doesnt help. that said, the shoulders are the only thing that really worries me. At this point, once my MDR arrives, im probably going to burn the schott and piss on the ashes. 

What do you think your shoulder measurement needs to be based on how much too small the schott is and its shoulder to shoulder measurement? how does it compare to charly's recommendation?
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

In fact, I'm pretty sure Charly just rec's his shoulder measurements based on height anyways.  

how do you figure?
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i have no idea how it's based on height lol. charly took my shoulder measurements straight from the levi's trucker measurements i gave him. height has no relevance to your shoulder width... what if you're a short guy with a stocky build?

 

just give both your body measurements & the measurements for a jacket you already believe fits well. 

post #37445 of 42607
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Quick note. I do not really look at anyone's shoulder measurement from your body. It's pretty much useless for me because a lot of people seem to measure it incorrectly.

Height/weight is usually good enough to gauge shoulder width.

You guys should really be comparing the shoulder measurement given to shoulder measurements on garments you own to come up with what works best for you.

In the end.. anything <0.5" on the shoulder is pretty insignificant if you sized the rest of the jacket correctly.

Don't believe me? Measure out 0.2" and then put it on either side of your shoulders..
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STOP GIVING ME SECOND THOUGHTS AT 30+ WEEKS WITH THE MEASUREMENT TALKS
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it really comes down to how much give you get with the shoulder gussets.. the schott 626 doesnt have any. however, if it did, i get the feeling it would fit a lot better in all of the areas it is tight in now. I guess i have to accept that its going to be next to impossible to get the perfect fit wothout actually trying a few different sizes on. basically, im just wondering from those who have ordered jackets with shoulder dims only .05" bigger than their actual size, was there enough room to still be comfortable? 

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Mine were less and everything worked out fine.
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The gussets make a huge difference. I owned a DR which was measured at around 17.5" shoulders, and I really needed 18.5", but the gussets made the jacket wearable. I'd say being a tiny bit under your precise shoulder measurement is better than being over it. 

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anybody have any luck requesting the 3/4ths placket for their a2?

the half-placket just doesn't jive with me, but the jacket without a placket looks a bit bare...
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Anyone know if they're still taking orders?
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anybody have any luck requesting the 3/4ths placket for their a2?

the half-placket just doesn't jive with me, but the jacket without a placket looks a bit bare...

You could get a leather MA-1
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The gussets make a huge difference. I owned a DR which was measured at around 17.5" shoulders, and I really needed 18.5", but the gussets made the jacket wearable. I'd say being a tiny bit under your precise shoulder measurement is better than being over it. 

well, that does it then. my shoulders are 17" and I put the order in with 17.5" which, Charly recommended. much rather have a tiny bit extra room. no way i can go smaller. feeling pretty good about this now. thank you for your insight. 

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anybody have any luck requesting the 3/4ths placket for their a2?

the half-placket just doesn't jive with me, but the jacket without a placket looks a bit bare...

You could get a leather MA-1

don't know if i'm in the minority on this, but the shearling really makes the a2 for me

speaking of which - what's the lifespan on the shearling like? will it last as long as the jacket itself without succumbing to matting/other nastiness?

sorry if dumb q's


also, brown lamb is pretty much the go-to colorway and leather, right? how do the goat and unglazed goat differ from each other and from the lamb?
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Originally Posted by outlawcowboy View Post
 

well, that does it then. my shoulders are 17" and I put the order in with 17.5" which, Charly recommended. much rather have a tiny bit extra room. no way i can go smaller. feeling pretty good about this now. thank you for your insight. 

 

That sounds right to me. My shoulders measure out to 18" on my body and my jacket is 18.6". Hope the fit turns out great for you!

 

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don't know if i'm in the minority on this, but the shearling really makes the a2 for me

speaking of which - what's the lifespan on the shearling like? will it last as long as the jacket itself without succumbing to matting/other nastiness?

sorry if dumb q's


also, brown lamb is pretty much the go-to colorway and leather, right? how do the goat and unglazed goat differ from each other and from the lamb?
 
Lol, it's shearling man. It's just a detachable collar. People have A2s with shearling collars from the World War 2 era. In all honestly the collar will probably outlast the lamb jacket. 
 
I heard that the brown goat is no longer available. You might want to ask Charly. The jacket looks great in either brown or black though. 
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