SB, why? They are both fine, and if anything I prefer the long from the front. What's the actual length difference between the two jackets? On each: Covers the rear, leaves the legs looking a good length, weight to the top, balanced top to bottom. The only thing left of any significance is where it falls relative to the hand. But at that point, I don't see a major issue: both are within the acceptable range. With respect: aesthetically, what don't you like? Still bottom line: AJL has to be comfortable with it.