Baracuta Jacket Fit?

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  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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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.
     
  2. oshen

    oshen Senior member

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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.
     
  3. 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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    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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  7. I<3Bacon

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    Do the JtG Harrington collars stay up on their own?
     
  8. Racove

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    other brands have better "slim fitting" G9s

    Would love more info on the competition. Pros/Cons/Differences etc. I've seen the originals, but not really the impostors. Fred Perry & Ben Sherman seem like popular options. Actually, possibly easier to find.
     
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    Might want to try out the G4 or G10 instead if you are carrying any sort of bulk up top (5'9 160 42' chest 30' waist here). I ordered the G9 size 38 from the Baracuta website and it looked ridiculous on me (personal opinion). It is very 'puffy' and it looked like I was wearing a ski/bomber jacket, especially stupid paired with an APC ns.

    ps: for alternate brands try warrior harrington, very much cheaper and its a replica basically.
     
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    G10 has that logo though.
     
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    Does Jump the Gun or Warrior Harringtons run slim?

    I'd love a G4 replica.
     
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    I'm not sure I'd size down. The Baracuta is meant to be short-fitting, so that the waistband sits right at belt level. I know if I went down in size it would feel way too short on me. I'm normally a 42 or 44 in suits/blazers, depending on cut, and I wouldn't want to go any smaller than a 44 in a Baracuta. I'd even consider going to 46 if I thought I were going to wear sweaters a lot under them.

    As for the blousiness, to me, that's part of the look. Look at some old photos of Steve McQueen wearing them, for examples.
     
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    Would love more info on the competition. Pros/Cons/Differences etc. I've seen the originals, but not really the impostors. Fred Perry & Ben Sherman seem like popular options. Actually, possibly easier to find.
    I think the BS/FP harringtons have a much better fit than Baracuta. Baracuta is the original, and as such, it was NEVER intended to be a slimfitting jacket. Guys golfed in these things so you had to have roominess to swing a club down the fairway. Baracuta pros: -teflon coated cotton, rain/wind resistant -open back cent, cool detail -it's "authentic" if pedigree is of importance to you Baracuta cons: -price -fit, even the slimfit is a bit blousy Fred Perry pro: -fit -waxed cotton models available for weather resistancy Fred Perry cons: -pricing is up there just under Baracuta, not cheap -sewn down back vent -lack of color options -the non-waxed G9s dont have the tartan lining to the edge of zipper. the visible bit of plaid lining is a trademark look to the G9 -non waxed G9 is a poly/cotton blend. Ben Sherman pro: -price, around $130 retail -nice 100% cotton -different check lining that is specific to BS -open back vent -fit, maybe the best of the bunch Ben Sherman con: -odd ticket pocket on side...not a dealbreaker but an unusual detail -lack of colors -some of the newer ones have a self color logo embroidered on chest...not too visible but it's there -newer ones *might* be using nastier cotton. The one I have (and PinkPantser above) is an older model when they first reissued them, from about 3 years ago and used a softer finish cotton JtG/Warrior....don't own one of these but I've seen the JtG ones. Lots of color options and cheap price, can't be beat. This is what a working class harrington should be. Despite Robert's experiences above, I would not recommend sizing up on a harrington, and nearly everyone I know ends up sizing down 1. and I know A LOT of guys who wear harringtons
     
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    Might be because I'm borderline tall at 6'1" but a Baracuta in my regular size of 44 fits right on target. If I sized down one size, the waist band would be above my belly button. I wouldn't normally above 44, though. Only saying I would if I were going to wear heavier sweaters underneath.

    I think, too, that overall I don't prefer as tight a fit in my clothes, especially shirts, sweaters, and jackets, as many other regular SF-ers.
     
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    I do like the fasteners on the G4 and the FP more than the bomber-jacket-style elastic on the G9 and JtG's.
     

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