When I first looked at your photos I thought - Man that is a nice looking jacket! Then I went on and read all the critical posts about how it fits etc., and then I went back and looked at the pictures again, and thought… Man what a beautiful jacket! Perfect fit! I love the high collar, I love...
Fit is a personal thing, but I think it looks absolutely perfect on you, wouldn't change a millimeter! Much tighter and it would be harder to live life in it, and do things like talk on your phone, eat a meal, or push your grandkids on the swing.
I also like the line of stitching in the hem -...
When I first saw the photos of this jacket, BEFORE I saw the last photo where it's on you, I had the distinct thought that this jacket looks like something navetsea would design and wear. What I'm trying to say, is that you now have a recognizable style, like Thedi... or Beethoven!
@ David r
CXL, whether horsehide or steerhide, is so stuffed with wax and oil, that it does not breathe. It will be like wearing heavy rubber for your two long daily walks.
I have just one leather jacket, it is a half belt in the seal jerky horsehide. It is my daily wearer here on the wet...
Those "mismatched" panels will match like twins with wear and patina.
Those little scrapes will disappear in a snowstorm of new ones.
The jacket is beautiful, and you're a lucky lucky man if it really does fit you perfectly.