Originally Posted by jcohen26
Question about fit. Just got my beaufort and I'm in between sizes in suit jackets. Sometimes a 38, sometimes a 40. Depends cut and brand. So I went with a 38. I'm 5'11 170 and the sleeves go right to the edge of my hand. The cuffs literally just hit the point between my wrist and my hand. I'm just wondering what your guys opinion is on a fit like this? I would take pictures but its kinda hard to take pictures of the sleeves when I have to hold the camera.....I feel like they could be JUST too short.
Kinda fits me exactly how it fits on the nordstrom models. What's your guys opinion on this fit?
I just got my first Barbour, (Beaufort) for Christmas, so I am by no means a Barbour expert. Before I got the jacket I tried on several sizes, I am usually a 42R in suits/sport coats. I tried on the 40, 42, and 44. I wanted to be able to wear the Beaufort over just a shirt, for fall, but also to layer over a sweater or sport coat in winter.
I went with the 42, the 44 was simply too big, and the 40 was just right for wearing with a shirt, but wasnt really suited to wear with a chuncky sweater, or a sport coat.
On both the 40, and 42, I would describe the sleeve length as "just right" leanning towards a "hair" too short. The sleeve lenght of the 44 was a bit better, but not "overcoat" sleeve length... When I say a hair short, or just right, I mean if it was a half inch longer it would be perfect for me. When I wear a well fitting shirt under the coat, the coat jsut covers the cuff of the shirt, so not too short, but another half inch would be great.
So to sum up, I think the sleeves on Barbour coats, or Bauforts more specifically, are just right leaning towards a hair short, not too short to return, or go up a size...
Hope this helps.