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A warning to anyone who wants a French F2 field jacket

Arethusa

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Size up. This medium fits like a small, and I'm going to have lost $12 on shipping by the time it gets back. Sniff.
 

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I am sure someone can turn this into a joke about the French military, but I cant think of one
 

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Originally Posted by Jovan
The French are pretty fashion forward (except when they're retreating).
 

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Central California Supply. It's where I got mine and where I'll have to send it back. And they don't have any larges left. This sucks.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, I was going to order one in a L and I'm usually XL
 

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Originally Posted by Dill
I am sure someone can turn this into a joke about the French military, but I cant think of one

Um.. with underarm gussets for easy ... eh, nevermind. All in good fun, right France?
 

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Originally Posted by RustyRyan
Thanks for the heads up, I was going to order one in a L and I'm usually XL
As far as I remember, french field jackets run by chest width in cm (1 inch = 2.54cm). They go 8 by 8 : 88cm, 96cm, 104cm...etc and then you have three length C like "court" (short), M like "moyen" (medium) and L like "long" (long). I can't remember where they begin or end the sizing though.

!luc
 

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Aha! That explains it. Mine is a 96M and they misstook that for a medium.

Which sucks, because I sitll have to pay shipping back.
 

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what's the quality like on those jackets? where are they made in out of curiosity?
 

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That does look nice; Arethusa, what size do you wear usually? Medium? I usually get medium/38R but that is definitely tempting...
 

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There are tons of these at most MilSurp stores. I've tried on a number of different sizes, but the sleeves are always too short (except on sizes that I swim in otherwise).
 

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Originally Posted by mass
what's the quality like on those jackets? where are they made in out of curiosity?
They're all cotton. Unusual for military jackets. Obviously not the greatest fabric out there, but it's solid and durable, certainly. And, yeah, I do go with medium. As I noted elsewhere, I'm actually 5'10" and 130lbs, which puts me in small territory, but as I'm planning on starting a hard training regimen after I move, I wouldn't stay that way for too long. I have a 36" chest, but because I'm this way due to being skinny, my shoulders are closer to a 38. And a jacket that fits just right right now isn't going to last. Sauce, I noticed that too. The sleeves did feel slightly short. Did you ever try on a longer size?
 

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