Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me)
does anyone know the sleeve measurements of the LBM 1911 soft jackets? cannot be altered due to working buttons
I don't have the exact measurements, but this isn't true. I have an LBM 1911 jacket that I had about 3 inches taken off of the sleeves at the shoulders. It's a bit pricier than having sleeves altered, and you must find a competent tailor to do the work, but it's certainly doable.
I paid $95 to have the sleeves shortened on my LBM.
I recommend sizing down anyway though. If you normally wear a 50 EU, try a 48 instead. The shoulders are abnormally wide in my opinion.