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how's the fit of my sports coat?

grmstrj

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I can get the sleeves shortened, but how's the length of the body? Let me know, I can still return it. Thanks!



 

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I agree. Just get the sleeves taken up.
 

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Not bad, especially given the fact that its such a casual jacket. Of course the sleeves are a mile too long. And I'd be very hesitant to test the fit of any jacket by wearing a hoodies underneath - WAY too thick. But maybe you plan to always wear a hoodie underneath...

FYI - This jacket is NOT a blazer. Do some research - the term blazer generally only applies to dark navy jackets with contrasting, often metallic buttons. It can also apply to certain other shades and to certain regatta and other nuatical jackets. Your jacket is a sports coat.
 

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+1 but burn the shoes before throwing out so they have no chance of entering the world again.
 

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The jacket looks good, and will be near perfect once the sleeves are adjusted.
 

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Originally Posted by The Louche
Not bad, especially given the fact that its such a casual jacket. Of course the sleeves are a mile too long. And I'd be very hesitant to test the fit of any jacket by wearing a hoodies underneath - WAY too thick. But maybe you plan to always wear a hoodie underneath... FYI - This jacket is NOT a blazer. Do some research - the term blazer generally only applies to dark navy jackets with contrasting, often metallic buttons. It can also apply to certain other shades and to certain regatta and other nuatical jackets. Your jacket is a sports coat.
Thanks for the clarification! Btw, the hoodie isn't thick at all. It's more of a long sleeve t-shirt hoodie.
Originally Posted by agavilanes
keep the jacket! throw out the shoes...
haha yeah those are my beaters! I'm in the market for some new brown shoes, I should take advantage of all the sales going on right now. I went by the store again and saw the same jacket but a different color. I can't decide which one I should keep. What do you think?
 

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I like the first one better, though the second is a better match for your cat. ;-) If you already have a balanced closet, I'd keep the first. Plus, it was your first instinct, which is often the way to go.

-Greg
 

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Sleves are obviously long. if your in the us fit is okay. if your in europe it is too big in the waist and shoulders.
 

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Interesting Jacket. I love patch pockets, but don't usually see them on the breast. Can't say I like the fabric, doesn't seem to have much drape, and the lapels look pretty high (but that could be the picture.) SHorten the sleeves and have fun- sitck with the first one.
 

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How bout size down an inch or 2 on length and waist of your jeans too!
 

grmstrj

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Thanks for the input guys! I decided to go with the brown sports coat, I'll post a pick once I get it altered.
 

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thats a long way for the sleeves to go before it fits right, but i think it will look good. Look into having the back/sides taken in.

Combine with that slimmer jeans that are a shorter length, a medium blue 'dress' shirt, leather soled shoes, and a pocket square....and you have a really sharp look.
 

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