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Baracuta Jacket Fit?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spencer, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Spencer

    Spencer Well-Known Member

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    Looking to pick up a Baracuta G9 Slim Fit coat. I did search the jacket, I know there have been many posts, but there seems to be different opinions on the fit. Some say the slim fit is still pretty true to size, and I've seen other guys say the body is true but the sleeves are tight.

    I typically wear a 42R or 44R (tailored) suit/jacket. The two most recent coast I bought were a Paul Smith Jeans Blazer in 42 and a Theory blazer in 44. So I literally can do either size.

    What have been your guys experience on Baracuta sizing? Thanks,

    -Spencer
     
  2. Naf Nasitra

    Naf Nasitra Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, even the slim fit is blousy and long. OI'd order down.
     
  3. Get Smart

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    it runs big. even the slim fit is not really slim fit

    other brands have better "slim fitting" G9s, but if you want Baracuta than the slimfit is better than classic fit. I would size down since even the slimfits run large. But if you're tall you risk the arms being too short. The sleeves will never be tight, unless you have pythons for biceps
     
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    Naf Nasitra Well-Known Member

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    Also, the measurements on the Baracuta website are useless, and for some reason, they refuse to answer emails requesting actual measurements of their garments.
     
  5. JustinW

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    Great info, GS!

    What size in FP, BS, JTG or Baracuta would I need to fit an 18" shoulder?
     
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    it runs big. even the slim fit is not really slim fit

    other brands have better "slim fitting" G9s, but if you want Baracuta than the slimfit is better than classic fit. I would size down since even the slimfits run large. But if you're tall you risk the arms being too short. The sleeves will never be tight, unless you have pythons for biceps

    Agreed about the sleeves. I had mine tailored down a few inches and it looks a lot better. I could have fit two of my arms in the sleeves, and I'm not a small guy by any stretch. And that's sized down two.
     
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    Great info, GS!

    What size in FP, BS, JTG or Baracuta would I need to fit an 18" shoulder?


    I purchased a 38 (small) Baracuta G9 from another SFer and it fits very well.

    18" shoulder here. I wear a 38R suit jacket and the Baracuta fit very well in the chest, shoulders, and sleeve length.
     
  8. blackdarkeye

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    i heard the vintage fit is even slimmer.
     
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    I'll add to the chorus: The sleeves on the "slim-fit" are definitely not slim-fit. The body seems true to size though. I'm a 36r and the 36 fits me quite well.
    Agreed about the sleeves. I had mine tailored down a few inches and it looks a lot better. I could have fit two of my arms in the sleeves, and I'm not a small guy by any stretch. And that's sized down two.
    How much did this cost? I was thinking of attempting this, but I've never priced alterations on outerwear.
     
  10. Spencer

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    I am not especially big, I am 5"11 190lbs. I wear a 16.5" 33/34 in dress shirts, and like I said typically a 42R in coats/suits, but have tailored down some 44R suits.

    Sounds like a 42R or maybe even a 40R is the way to go. I'd love to try one on, but even here in L.A. they are hard to find[​IMG]
     
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    I'll add to the chorus: The sleeves on the "slim-fit" are definitely not slim-fit. The body seems true to size though. I'm a 36r and the 36 fits me quite well. How much did this cost? I was thinking of attempting this, but I've never priced alterations on outerwear.
    25 bucks.
     
  12. JustinW

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    I purchased a 38 (small) Baracuta G9 from another SFer and it fits very well.

    18" shoulder here. I wear a 38R suit jacket and the Baracuta fit very well in the chest, shoulders, and sleeve length.


    Perfect! That's just what I needed and is also what I hoped to hear!

    Many thanks!
     
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    Perfect! That's just what I needed and is also what I hoped to hear!

    Many thanks!


    The sleeves fit just right for me. Stops right at the wrist. I wear a 33.5 sleeve so if you have longer arms, it may be a problem.
     
  14. Spencer

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    The sleeves fit just right for me. Stops right at the wrist. I wear a 33.5 sleeve so if you have longer arms, it may be a problem.

    Thats about my sleeve size too so tahst good. Just wonder if the 42R will work...?
     
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    The sleeves fit just right for me. Stops right at the wrist. I wear a 33.5 sleeve so if you have longer arms, it may be a problem.

    Cheers again! Still sounding like a perfect fit for me ... even if I have to get the sleeves narrowed a little.
     
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    The sleeves fit just right for me. Stops right at the wrist. I wear a 33.5 sleeve so if you have longer arms, it may be a problem.
    My arms are longer, so the sleeves run a tad short on me.
     
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    In case anyone's interested, Oi Polloi has some measurements for the G9 Slimfit here. Got mine from there and paid US$195 incl. shipping. Shipping was quick and it was a nice surprise to find that the G9 I got was Made in England.
     
  18. Get Smart

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    Great info, GS! What size in FP, BS, JTG or Baracuta would I need to fit an 18" shoulder?
    well, the Baracuta has raglan sleeves, so there's no shoulder seam, hence you can get away with a multitude of shoulder sizes that could fit into the same jacket without any awkwardness, as long as the arms are long enough. But in general I guess a size 38 would be the best for 18" shoulders. I have 17" shoulder and the size 36 fits me really well FP I'd say size 40, but it's one of those YMMV things. JtG probably a size 38 but Adam/Jonathan could answer that better than me Ben Sherman, probably size Small, I have a size S and it fits really well but if my shoulders were a bit wider I think it'd still fit fine. But if not, then def size M Pricewise you really can't go wrong with JtG or Warrior's harrington. There's something inherently *wrong* about a harrington costing over $200, imo
     
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    Apologies for the hijack, but do Harrington jackets look good dressed-up (shirt and tie)? Or is it only a look for J Crew catalogs
     
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    Apologies for the hijack, but do Harrington jackets look good dressed-up (shirt and tie)? Or is it only a look for J Crew catalogs

    It looks better than just about any other casual jackets, if that makes any sense. IIRC, PinkPanther does this quite often in his WAWYT fits.
     

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