Cooper A2 Fit Check

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MJ7, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. MJ7

    MJ7 New in Town

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    Hi all,

    I was recently gifted my late grandfather's jacket. It's a civilian issue Cooper (not that expensive), but was wondering how the fit looked to you all, and of any general advice regarding it. The jacket's a little big; do you think the shoulders are passable?

    I already got it wet, and kept a close eye on it in the dryer in an attempt to shrink it a bit.

    Thanks!
    Noah
     

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  2. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Noah,
    For a jacket that has a special significance like that, where you can remember your grandfather every time you put it on, I think it fits fine.
    It does appear that the shoulders are quite wide for your frame. If you like the style and are looking for a closer fit you can use your Cooper jacket to take measurements and compare them against other A-2 jackets on the market.
     
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  3. MJ7

    MJ7 New in Town

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    Thanks for the response!

    Are shoulder adjustments possible? Or are they generally a lost cause?
     
  4. Bennarion

    Bennarion One Too Many

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    The jacket is perfect for you. On the shoulders just do not pay attention, this is the specificity of A2
    b090125322390cde88b6a6b68b2ac832.jpg aaron-eckhart-midway-a2-brown-leather-jacket.jpg
     
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  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    It's chrome tanned goat. It won't shrink. It's totally wearable and some people prefer a roomy fit. Coopers are often notoriously large in tbe shoulders. You need 18 inches and Cooper gives you 21.
     
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  6. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman Practically Family

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    This is true. My 42 is 21 inches in the shoulders :) I like the fit personally and the OPs' jacket fits pretty much perfectly everywhere else.
     
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  7. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman Practically Family

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    You can see that the shoulders on mine are falling pretty much like yours. Screenshot_20200203_111305_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
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  8. jswindle2

    jswindle2 One of the Regulars

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    I think it fits fine. You have to remember these companies make jackets to fit the masses. Some guys have wider shoulders than others. If you want a better fit you'd have to spend several hundred or more to get a custom. Where it with pride, I say!
     
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  9. Kennyz

    Kennyz Familiar Face

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    Looks fine, Noah!

    Ken

     
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