Does this jacket fit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jay687, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    I'm curious as to what you guys think. From the side, I like it. However, the chest seemed to bow out a bit, making me feel as if it was a bit small for my chest. It fits my shoulders perfectly.

    I have this problem with a lot of size 36 jackets. They fit my shoulders perfectly, but my chest is a tad too big for them (really 38" in chest probably). Then 38 is always too big in the shoulders.


    But after putting the jacket pictured on, I thought maybe I could pull off the size 36? What do you think?

    Also... perhaps a way to let out chest slightly?

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  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    The photos are no help. But based on the photos, I'd say yes, it fits.
     


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    Just a bit wide on the shoulders in my opinion.
     


  4. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    not really.. not in the chest area.. the lapels buckle like the chest area is to small for you..and it is a little long.. really cannot tell from the pictures but the shoulder area seems to be ok..
     


  5. matt1

    matt1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Based from what I can see, the issue is largely around the chest area being too big or loose, the arms look shirt though.
     


  6. Zac Duncan

    Zac Duncan Well-Known Member

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    the chest area is a bit loose
     


  7. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    You guys have me even more confused. Let's tally...


    Fits - 1, Big - 0, Small - 0


    It really couldn't have fit better on my shoulders. Take the padding out and seam would fall perfectly. This comment won't count towards the tally.

    Fits - 1, Big - 0, Small - 0



    Fits - 1, Big - 1, Small - 1


    Fits - 1, Big - 2, Small - 1




    Fits - 1, Big - 2, Small - 1

    So, it seems there is no consensus. I really can't see how the chest is too big? I guess the bowing out makes it look like that, but I think that's a result of the low button stance and not enough room for it to drape down (but instead pushing out). I could be wrong though, that's just how it felt when wearing it.

    But I guess my main question is... is this tailorable to fit? Really jackets don't fit me well. None. This is one of better fits I've found. I just wanna see if perhaps with tailoring it could work and then don't need to go MTM.


    Oh and in regards to length being long, I suppose slightly, but I think that could be tailored quite easily without throwing off proportions (i.e. I only need an inch or so maybe).



    Any other thoughts?
     
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  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Too long and bellies across the chest. Not really good but if it is what you can afford or like then so be it.
     


  9. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Now that I see it, the chest may be a tad generous.
    Looks like Jay 687 needs it. He appears to have
    a deep chest and broad shoulders.
    That's how I like my jackets to fit because I have a
    big chest (and shoulders) and don't like to feel tight
    in a garment. Aside from the aestheics, the slim fit
    look wouldn't work for me and wouldn't have when I
    was younger and a bit rimmer because of my build.
     


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