Originally Posted by clapeyron
How long should I size the cafe racer? should it hit above the belt line? since its obvious biker origins I assume I'm committing a faux pas if I choose to have it below my belt? I fear if I size it too short, at a 6'7" frame it will appear unintentional.
How wide would you size the collar? snug fit with a button down shirt underneath?
How long ought the sleeves to be? should they reach the first knuckle of my thumb?
Well. at 6'7". I will recommend MTM, since you are well out of the range of the "standard" sizing, but I imagine that you knew that anyway!
If you are looking at the rider jacket, I would recommend that the jacket hit about 1" below your jeans belt. It's not a faux pas to wear a really long jacket, but it might look a bit odd.
I am not sure what you mean by size the collar, but I would wear it fairly fitted, snug, but not tight, throughout the body.
Unless you are going to wear this for actually riding, and you are going to wear it mostly casually, I would size it so that the sleeves just hit the base of your thumb. Longer than that, and it will look sloppy. A quick guideline is that with your arms by your side, your wrists should be covered completely, but your entire hand should be visible.
Hope that helps.