Originally Posted by bourbonbasted
While the buttons may be a bit too high and the jacket a bit too short I think you need to ask where/how this jacket is going to be worn.
Firstly it's linen. The very charm of linen is that it creases and bunches. It gives the fabric a rakish edge. For this reason most warm climate professional suits/SCs are made of tropical wool, silk or cotton. Fabrics that will not look as rumpled as easily. Since you have opted for linen (and are 23) I assume the jacket will be worn casually (i.e. without a tie, with jeans, with a sports shirt, etc).
If you are going for a casual jacket (again this is based on assumption) then you can afford it to be a little shorter and a tad tighter. While I agree the shoulders appear to be a bit on the snug side, (see the awkward looking pull that extends from your right shoulder to the top button in the first picture) most casual jackets will/can be worn open. Especially with fabrics like linen, which should be worn in warmer conditions, you'll find yourself wanting to open up you jacket often to get some air circulating.
If the jacket is worn open and in a casual setting then I think you should be alright. However, if you are looking for a staple blue blazer, something professional, or even something overly versatile, I would suggest you return the jacket and look into a new fabric (for starters).
Many of these "great deal" items are bought for that reason and that reason alone. None of what I have said above means anything if at the end of the day you still aren't happy with the piece. Worry less about what SF says and think more about what is going to make you happy.
I agree with lot of the above.
the shoulders aren't all that bad.
Its not going to be a Business Blue Blazer.
Yes it is a bit short in the body but no big deal compared to what a lot of fashion labels do today.
You are 23 not 45 - celebrate youth
Don't wear it buttoned up.
Wear it unbuttoned and with casual - jeans or light chinos - relax - just throw it on like a hoodie.
If you can get an inch or half an inch longer it will look better. But don't sweat it.
edit:: The whole buttoned up thing is over done on this forum.
edit2:: depends on how much it costs - under $200aud - keep it - over - mmh - you can probably do better.
edit3:: ditch the low rise pants - esp. with your height - or any height