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Side vent jacket question

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Is there a rule of thumb for how wide the tail of a side vent jacket should be? As wide as your body? Less X inches? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
Do you mean how wide the jacket should be, or how wide the back section is,...? Just some clarification.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry. I meant the back section/tail of the jacket, not the jacket itself.
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The height of the vents should correspond to the bottom of the flap on one's jacket pocket. This means a slit of between seven to nine inches on a size 40 regular. If higher, the vents will simply call attention to themselves.
From Clothes and the Man by Alan Flusser @Fashionmall.com Excellent read. Check it out: Clothes and the Man
post #5 of 5
I do remember that some British tailors liked to cut the side vents very deep, ending even above where the pockets where. Flusser's advice is sound. Still, I like my side vents starting right above where the curve of my butt starts, which would be right where the pockets are. I think that should be the only constant you'd have to worry about.
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