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How does this jacket fit?

imnotfat

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Hi all,

I'm new here and was wondering if you guys can help me with the fit of this jacket. I originally posted this in the "Ask a question" thread..but unfortunately, my 30-day return period ends this week..so I would like some quick answers to return asap.

It's some random brand I bought online a few weeks ago and I'm not sure whether I should go down another size or keep it. Unfortunately, I can't afford a ToJ or a Schott..maybe in the future


I'm 5'7 150 lbs and this is a size 36. Do you guys think I should size down to a 34? I feel like the width of the jacket could be slimmer...but at the same time, i'm afraid if I go with a 34, the length is going to be too short. The jacket already hits the top of my belt line. Would it be considered too short if it goes above the belt line? I'm also planning to have the epaulets taken off 'cause they're sort of misaligned.

Sorry for the bad pictures, I only have a camera phone.

Should I go a size smaller?





 

Master-Classter

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I know you didn't ask, and I have no idea who you are or what your style is like, but IMO that jacket just has way too much going on. There's snaps everywhere, the zippers, epaulettes, etc.


as for fit, it looks like its sitting high off your neck and the body looks like a pretty good fit otherwise. I also think it's too short, like way too short. I don't wear jackets that start above my belt, just me though. Have you seen the red one Aegulus has?
 

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Definitely too short IMHO.
 

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i used to represent andrew dice clay. PM me and i can give you his number. he'd know better than anyone on this forum.
 

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Originally Posted by Uncontrol
aside from the epaulets (which are awful) there isn't "a lot going on" -- however, it's both too short and too wide. return it and save for ToJ

The epaulets don't look good, but I wonder if you raising your arms is affecting them. It looks to be too short, assuming your shirt is at the top of your pants. If the jacket is at the top of your pants, then I'd say tuck the t-shirt in. The excess t-shirt material hanging out the bottom doesn't look good.
 

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Yep, jacket is too short. Yep, way too much stuff going on in that jacket. You should get ToJ since it is nothing like that!

Look here at this ToJ.... Notice how much longer it is? And notice how it has far fewer zippers, snaps, and other details?

 

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Originally Posted by konadog
i used to represent andrew dice clay. PM me and i can give you his number. he'd know better than anyone on this forum.
 

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Originally Posted by Uncontrol
^ I was the only one who recommended ToJ in this thread, and for none of those reasons.
There is a kind of collective wisdom on the board here that I was referring to, and not so much your comments. For example, if he had showed us some ugly samba variant and asked for an opinion, someone from the tribe would surely chine in and say "get some GATs!" Admittedly the OP's jacket looks really cheap and dated looking. That's why everyone's hating it and not so much because of the length or amount of details. So I guess we mostly agree.
 

imnotfat

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Thanks everyone for the replies,

but would some of you guys mind giving me more opinions on why this jacket is no good? I'm new to this site and want to learn more about fashion and "fitment" of certain clothes.

I mean..as far as the length goes, I saw that some of the ToJs are short as well? The red jacket posted above me seems a lot shorter than the jacket I own, is that considered "fashionably acceptable"? I know the epaulets are bad, but i'm planning to have them taken off so it doesn't look out of place. lol

This jacket cost me $50 USD shipped..so I know in terms of quality, it won't match to Schott or ToJ. I just want more opinions about the jacket so I know what to look for in the future.

As far was the jacket having too much going on, that's my first reaction when the jacket came. I compared it to an online picture of the Schott Perfecto and realized the difference was the two extra pockets on the side and the adjustable straps on the side.
 

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This style jacket just looks corny on most people man, I dont think you have the body type for it.
 

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Jacket is no good because it has too much going on and because like you said at $50 the quality of the leather isn't very good. The double rider leather jacket already stands out on its own with the asymmetrical zip and adding the epaulets and other crap makes it scream Look at me, I'm a douchebag.

If you wanted a budget leather jacket you should check out Black Scissors (look for it on ebay in the UK). It's probably better than the one you got.

And the jacket is too short. Does it even come down to where the top of your jeans sit on you? Its not like your tee looks too long or anything. I think ideally, you should only show a few inches (2 or 3) of your shirt under your jacket. Looks like you're showing more than 4.
 

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