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Proper Sports Blazer Sleeve Length (w/ pics)

AboveBeyond

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I just bought a sports blazer and wanted to know if the sleeve is too short? What do you guys think? Also, why are blazers so hard to put on? I feel like I'm going to tear it trying to get it on. EDIT: Actually the size chart for the blazer say its for for 5' 5'' to 5' 8" so its the right size for me. And I noticed that the models have the same sleeve length, so I'm thinking the length is fine.
 

Will C.

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What sports are you going to play in this 'blazer'? Don't worry about the sleeve length, the sleeve is where it should be. The rest of the fit is another matter. If it's so hard to put on, that's never a good sign. It appears to be pulling below the shoulder. Also, it's not supposed to hang so wide open when the jacket is unbuttoned (usually a sign that it's too small in the chest/waist).
 

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Originally Posted by Will C.
What sports are you going to play in this 'blazer'? Don't worry about the sleeve length, the sleeve is where it should be. The rest of the fit is another matter. If it's so hard to put on, that's never a good sign. It appears to be pulling below the shoulder. Also, it's not supposed to hang so wide open when the jacket is unbuttoned (usually a sign that it's too small in the chest/waist).

Here's what it looks like when I'm not raising my arm to take a picture (which may have caused it to appear more wide open). It certainly is difficult to put on, i have to gyrate a bit to get it on.

 

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Originally Posted by AboveBeyond
Here's what it looks like when I'm not raising my arm to take a picture (which may have caused it to appear more wide open). It certainly is difficult to put on, i have to gyrate a bit to get it on.


The gap between front panels should still be at least an inch less....

A good fit is always easy to put on. Tightness will make you look and feel worse than you should.
 

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Originally Posted by Will C.
The gap between front panels should still be at least an inch less....

A good fit is always easy to put on. Tightness will make you look and feel worse than you should.


You can't say it's too tight until he buttons it. It looks like ti may or may not be. OP: please post a picture with the top button closed if you want us to give you constructive criticism.
 

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Yeah, I think I'm one chest size off. I bought a 36 and should have went with a 38. Sleeve looks fine, I'll pick the same length.

Its definitely tight and constraining when I button it. Time to return it!
 

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Keep ion mind that sleeves are an easy/expected adjustment to make on your "Sports Blazer."

Also, please clean your room.
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
You can't say it's too tight until he buttons it.
I've never personally put on a jacket that splayed so wide open unless it was too tight in the chest. Beyond that though, just as a matter of appearance and sign of the quality of construction/tailoring it's not a desirable effect.....
 

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1) I don't think the sleeves of the blazer are too short as much your shirt's sleeves are too short.

2) I also think the blazer is too small, you shouldn't have to strain to button it- it should be natural like buttoning anything else (such as a collar or pants).
 

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