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thatdrewman

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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting a Buco J-24. I am 180CM 80KG.
My built is on muscular side.

My measurements:
- Chest (44')
- Shoulders (19')
- Sleeves (24.5)
- Length (31)

According to measure guide of RMC, I am suggested to get a 44.
Can I really trust that? Because I don't get to try it in person during COVID. Or should I get a 42?

Thank you so much for your help!
 

BloodEagle

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Get at least a 44 or if possible a 46, these jackets are cut slim and from your chest measurement alone I doubt you’d fit into a 42
 

Carlos840

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Hey guys, I am thinking of getting a Buco J-24. I am 180CM 80KG.
My built is on muscular side.

My measurements:
- Chest (44')
- Shoulders (19')
- Sleeves (24.5)
- Length (31)

According to measure guide of RMC, I am suggested to get a 44.
Can I really trust that? Because I don't get to try it in person during COVID. Or should I get a 42?

Thank you so much for your help!

I think you should try both.
I am 188cm, 80kg , I have a RMC JH-1 in size 42 and it fits pretty well.
When i bought it i hesitated between 42 and 44 for a while as the 44 also fit well, but it was a bit big in some areas.
All that to say, depending on my preference i could have bought both the 42 an 44, i had to try both to decide which one i liked best.
 

Rgcards

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I have an RMC 30's Nelson size 42. My shoulders and chest are the same as yours although my arms are longer. The 42 is slim, it looks great but is a little constraining on movement. I think its really a matter of preference, but I would think a 44 would be a standard fit and a 42 a fitted jacket. If I had it do over I might do 44. Then again the 42 looks great. So form vs function
 

Bfd70

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https://standardandstrange.com/products/j-24-horsehide-leather-jacket?variant=21220299702349

You can see here standard and strange recommend sizing up. They are usually pretty spot on. I just purchased 1 last month. If i had sized up 1 it would be a good fit with a tshirt. I’d never get a sweatshirt under. I went up 2. I have a trim build. This is with a button down. I think you need a minimum of 4” of ease in the chest.
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Blackadder

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J-24 is slimmer than JH-1. I took a look at S&S's measurements and they seem quite accurate. It really depends on your body shape usually with broad shoulder and flat chest, one can size up comfortably.
 

Rgcards

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by the way if you can get a flat head delraiser it is a similar jacket, and with your build will fit nicely. I have a size 44
 

dudewuttheheck

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The j-24 fits very slim. I think you would need a 46 in the chest. If you are on the shorter side, it may just not work for you. That's the situation I am in. I have a 42" chest at 5'7" so I may not be able to make this jacket work for me.
 

Leigh H

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i very rarely zip my 42 up because its quite a squeeze, it's one of those jackets that look better unzipped anyway.
 

RL204

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I would have to say that there’s no way you would zip up a 42 in the J24. I have a 42” chest and the 44 was snug on me. For reference the only experience I have with the rmc j24 Was trying on a brand new one for 5-10 minutes a year ago.
 

Brandrea33

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Very late to this thread but thought a bump might be in order.

I was considering a J24 for sale here in the classifieds but even in a size 46 the chest is more like a 42.

that said I happened to go to the RMC website and noticed they have advertised a “new fit” j24 buco with more generous measurements …. If anyone is interested here is the link:

https://therealmccoys.com/products/buco-j-24-jacket-21?variant=40574924652705
 

Aloysius

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RMC Buco jackets are parodically reverse-vanity sized. The new sizing is less so, but it's still not a case where you can order your accurate tagged size and assume it would fit.
 

Leiderman

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Hey guys sorry to interrupt the post, I'm size 44 in aviation leathercraft sizes which size would you recommend as I'm unable to fly to London and measure it on myself?
 

Blackadder

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Hey guys sorry to interrupt the post, I'm size 44 in aviation leathercraft sizes which size would you recommend as I'm unable to fly to London and measure it on myself?
There are different versions of the J-24. RM tweaks the cut every few years. You should check the measurements on their website and compare them to your aviation leathercraft jacket. They made a vintage cut version last season which is completely different from the normal one. The vintage cut has a very different fit e.g. wider in the chest, has bigger armhole and wider sleeves that tapered down the wrist.
 
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There are different versions of the J-24. RM tweaks the cut every few years. You should check the measurements on their website and compare them to your aviation leathercraft jacket. They made a vintage cut version last season which is completely different from the normal one. The vintage cut has a very different fit e.g. wider in the chest, has bigger armhole and wider sleeves that tapered down the wrist.

This!

I tried on a 38 and it fit me just fine over a T-shirt, even though I can't comfortably wear many US brands in the same size, like Vanson for instance. So in my experience, I definitely would not have sized up!
 
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