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for me, I like cords in shades of green and brown. So definitely dark brown and olive if you already have wheat. I also like a color that is sometimes called acorn which is like an orange tinged brown. Sounds weird but looks good for cords
Dark and mid-brown seem to be in the running. Thanks everyone for the input.

I'd grab olive, but I already have olive moleskins.
 

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Looking awesome! You've single-handedly convinced me to get this jacket, but I'm unsure if I should go for contemp or slim seeing as it's apparently cut a bit slimmer than normal. I normally wear a 38 slim, and that's already quite trim through the chest and waist. Would you mind measuring the chest and waist to see how big of a difference there is? If it's just the sleeves that are slimmer than normal, that would be perfect.
My size: 38L Contemp. Laying the sportcoat flat, measurements are as follows:
Pit-to-pit for chest: 19"
Waist: 16.5"
 

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Any chance you could mention your suit jacket size in comparison to your parka size? Hoping that'll let me gauge if I ordered correctly (hoping the bomber sizes the same as the parka).
Sorry I can't help you, I don't have a suit jacket in my wardrobe.
All my outwear jackets are in size XL (44), I looked at the size chart on the website and judging by the measurements presented, I needed to take size L (42), I doubted and wrote to the only person who wrote in this thread that he bought himself a parka, he advised me to buy my regular size and he was right.
 

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My size: 38L Contemp. Laying the sportcoat flat, measurements are as follows:
Pit-to-pit for chest: 19"
Waist: 16.5"
Really appreciate it, mate. Sounds like it's waaay tighter than normal. If your measurements are accurate, it's several inches tighter at the chest than my 38 slim jackets. Any chance you could measure some of your other jackets using the same methodology? It's not that I don't trust your numbers, but it just seems like such a crazy difference. How would you say it feels when wearing it compared to normal?
 

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That parka looks quite nice in the wild, although given the saturation of the parka market (Moncler / Canada Goose / Woolrich etc.) I'm suprised S&M released there own. That being said, it's a major trend right now, so I guess they understandably sensed an opportunity.

Although as someone mentioned previously, I still think the handwarmers are at an unusually high point on the jacket, just doesn't make sense in my mind.
 

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My size: 38L Contemp. Laying the sportcoat flat, measurements are as follows:
Pit-to-pit for chest: 19"
Waist: 16.5"
Damn, my 36R Slim from S&M measures 19” Pit to Pit when it should be 19.5”. That is one slim jacket
 

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Really appreciate it, mate. Sounds like it's waaay tighter than normal. If your measurements are accurate, it's several inches tighter at the chest than my 38 slim jackets. Any chance you could measure some of your other jackets using the same methodology? It's not that I don't trust your numbers, but it just seems like such a crazy difference. How would you say it feels when wearing it compared to normal?
I’ll remeasure for sure, as the measurements I previously gave suggests it fits tighter than advertised on the site. Honestly, it doesn’t feel all too different from other Neo sportcoats I own in this size. It drapes nicely. I only experienced some slight tightness when trying it own with a thicker OCBD and not having removed the vent basting.
 

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So I am curious, to determine if the suit jacket is tight or not, how much should you be able to move your arms before it gets restricted by the jacket? Obviously you shouldn't do olympic activities in a suit jacket, but not ever really wearing SCs or Suits, I am unsure if my jackets are actually too tight, or if it is just me not being used to them
 

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So I am curious, to determine if the suit jacket is tight or not, how much should you be able to move your arms before it gets restricted by the jacket? Obviously you shouldn't do olympic activities in a suit jacket, but not ever really wearing SCs or Suits, I am unsure if my jackets are actually too tight, or if it is just me not being used to them
I’m no expert, but I’m able to do a full day of office work activities in mine. This means driving, typing, leading meetings, going out to lunch, and all the movement these activities imply without being uncomfortable. This does not mean that at all times during these activities I look like Daniel Craig suited up in a bespoke Bond suit. That’s limited to only when posing in the mirror. ;)
 

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So I am curious, to determine if the suit jacket is tight or not, how much should you be able to move your arms before it gets restricted by the jacket? Obviously you shouldn't do olympic activities in a suit jacket, but not ever really wearing SCs or Suits, I am unsure if my jackets are actually too tight, or if it is just me not being used to them
High armholes contribute a lot to mobility hence why higher end suits have higher armholes. At the extreme end, costume jackets worn by dancers and other such performers may even have gussets at the armholes to allow for more movement.
 

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