Belstaff Cougar or Brad?
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So at this point it sounds like opinions, not necessarily something like logic. So I'm saying the Cougar because I like the color and think it's more generous with you being able to wear other attention-grabbing elements with it. Jackets like the Panther and the Brad will be the centerpieces and practically demand you stay simple with everything else.
That's a great point about the Brad being the center piece and I do tend to be paranoid about clothes that fall to far below my belt line. But I kind of always thought the Cougar was an attention due to the extra leather on the shoulder and the waist belt. It never occurred to me of how I would pair the either jackets. I suppose this gives me something else to think about in making my decision.
given the fit of the XXL Brad now, I would say the answer is.... yes
it's such a slim cut that, for me, I went for the slightly larger size so I could fit a sweater or hoodie underneath
just make sure to try it on before buying because while the chest and shoulders would still work sizing down on the Brad, the arms may not - they are very slim, and if you work out at all, the arms will be the problem fit area
btw, it seems to me that the Panther is cut more full (like Trialmaster vs Roadmaster)