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SB, why? They are both fine, and if anything I prefer the long from the front. What's the actual length difference between the two jackets?

 

On each: Covers the rear, leaves the legs looking a good length, weight to the top, balanced top to bottom. The only thing left of any significance is where it falls relative to the hand. But at that point, I don't see a major issue: both are within the acceptable range.

 

With respect: aesthetically, what don't you like?

 

Still bottom line: AJL has to be comfortable with it.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

(I hesitate to go against Greg's usually impeccable judgment, but I feel strongly about this one.)

 

I don't feel as strongly about this as you do.  I feel that the longer one looks best, more proportioned and elongates his silhouette (more flattering).  The shorter one looks a little off to me but still acceptable.  I think both lengths are OK but the longer one looks better.  

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Just so that I'm clear, in AJL's most recent pic post (#6440 above), are the odd-numbered photos the 48R and the even 50R?  Or are the odds an "S" size?

 

(in either event I also like the odd-numbered shots)

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

I agree with gdl, proportions look good. Splits the body in half

In that front facing picture of AJL, the bottom of the coat doesn't quite align with his knuckles. However, AJL's arms aren't falling at his side. He's doing the "robo pose" with them lifted the side. I'd hazard that they align better if he lowered his arms.

Two schools of thought on measuring proper jacket length:

1). "Splits body in half"
2). "Bottom of jacket hits knuckles"


I'd say AJL's jacket succeeds on both counts

Robo pose aside, my arms are just plain short, typically something like 23.5" from shoulder seam to end.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I agree with the consensus. The length looks fine. You could go a touch shorter but it looks balanced. Your legs don't look cut off and there is a nice substance in the top half. Your rear is covered. Of all the rules, rule of thumb is probably the least important though the easiest. If you hold your arms straight down you might pas that test too. Remember there's an acceptable range not a single precise length length. With respect to SB his leg to torso ratio might differ from you and that will matter, not Overall height.

At this point it's important how you feel but to join most, it looks good.

Edit: jrd also makes the point abou arm position.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Personally I compare jacket hem to the crotch of the pants. It's easier to judge than 1) and not dependent on arm length like 2). Also means that jacket length will depend on torso/legs ratio, and YMMV on your preferences there.

Pardon if I'm being obtuse, but you compare jacket hem to the crotch of the pants to what end? So that the top of the "vee" of the crotch lines up with the jacket hem? How do you account for differing fit in pants?
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

DEFINITELY THE SHORT.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

SB, why? They are both fine, and if anything I prefer the long from the front. What's the actual length difference between the two jackets?

On each: Covers the rear, leaves the legs looking a good length, weight to the top, balanced top to bottom. The only thing left of any significance is where it falls relative to the hand. But at that point, I don't see a major issue: both are within the acceptable range.

With respect: aesthetically, what don't you like?

Still bottom line: AJL has to be comfortable with it.
The shorter jacket is 29"; according to NMWA the Formosa is 30.3".

SB really feels strongly, though I'm also curious as to what he's seeing that seems to differ from what most others are seeing and commenting on.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I don't feel as strongly about this as you do.  I feel that the longer one looks best, more proportioned and elongates his silhouette (more flattering).  The shorter one looks a little off to me but still acceptable.  I think both lengths are OK but the longer one looks better.  

I tend to agree Greg. Here's a thought that just occurred to me though: do we even know what Formosa's short would measure in a 48? Given that the difference between the 2 jackets is 1.3" or thereabouts, I'd venture if the Formosa short came in around, say 29.5" , that might just hit the sweet spot between the two lengths. If it was 29.5" or better, I might go with the short. 29" or thereabouts I'd probably stick w/ reg length.
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

Just so that I'm clear, in AJL's most recent pic post (#6440 above), are the odd-numbered photos the 48R and the even 50R?  Or are the odds an "S" size?

(in either event I also like the odd-numbered shots)

The odds are shorts. Just look at my fingertips in relation to the bottom hem.
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Sorry what's the goal of this deliberation? If to keep or not, then keep. If to decide on the MTO well so long as short is between 29-30 inch then you are fine.
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^ What he said.
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Sorry if that came across short. My point is that your choices are good ones.
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

AppleMark

whatever this is, looks best to me.
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I know we briefly touched base on sunglasses but I just ordered 5 try ons from Warby Parker. I have driving sunglasses but they're not very stylish. Hoping one of these 5 look decent on my mug.

Thoughts? I may actually have to show my mug around here once I get them in.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

whatever this is, looks best to me.

Switching it up now stitch; that's the short.

@jrd617 apparently you have switched it up too, again this is the short, so, no, obviously not too long. Perhaps I should have labelled the pics, but I thought it would have been obvious based on the overlong sleeves on the Formosa, as to which jacket was which. The patterns, I admit, appear similar.
Edited by AJL - 5/29/14 at 7:24pm
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Junglethug,
I think we need to see the shape of your face in order to determine which one is best. My head/face is so fat that I can't just pick up whatever.
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I don't want to break yo monitor. I'll probably maybe post some up once they come in.
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

Switching it up now stitch; that's the short.

is it a 48 tho? i dont recall commenting on length before. just that the body of the 48 looked better to me.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

is it a 48 tho? i dont recall commenting on length before. just that the body of the 48 looked better to me.

The short is an Isaia, and it's a 50. I just wanted to post up a comparison for length, nothing more. Btw, Greg has informed me the Formosa short will run approx .7" shorter, so puts it right between the two lengths at about 29.6", maybe a good compromise. I assume the buttoning point would move up slightly, to keep the jacket balanced? Not a big deal.
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ah, i see. well disregard that last comment then. thats what i get for reading to fast. the 48 formosa that you posted up in i liked a lot.
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