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CVC Tanker Jacket Sizing?

trapsik

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I'm on the hunt for a good vintage tanker jacket. Army issued jackets, however, come in various short, regular, or tall length variations.

I'm 5'9", around 175~ lbs., 40 - 41" chest, usually wear a medium in most shirts and jackets.

My question is, if I'm going for a more cropped jacket that looks great with high waisted pants and tucked shirts (think old Lee 101j denim jackets), would the standard "Medium-Regular" size fit me better, or should I risk buying a "Medium-Short" size? If anyone has a tanker jacket and wants to testify on their experience, that'd be much appreciated.
 

trapsik

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Have some pics so we can get a better idea ?
This is all I got. If the seller was willing to provide measurements I would already know if it would fit or not... but they don't seem to be responsive. Seller is a mil surplus store.
 

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Bennarion

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trapsik judging by your parameters, the jacket will be small. It also depends on how you like to wear it, slim or loose style. It is better to buy a jacket with measurements.​

 

Aloysius

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I'm on the hunt for a good vintage tanker jacket. Army issued jackets, however, come in various short, regular, or tall length variations.

I'm 5'9", around 175~ lbs., 40 - 41" chest, usually wear a medium in most shirts and jackets.

My question is, if I'm going for a more cropped jacket that looks great with high waisted pants and tucked shirts (think old Lee 101j denim jackets), would the standard "Medium-Regular" size fit me better, or should I risk buying a "Medium-Short" size? If anyone has a tanker jacket and wants to testify on their experience, that'd be much appreciated.

You definitely don't want a "short" size; you're at or above the average height of a WWII American serviceman.
 

mumpy

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I am similar size as you and judging from same experience I think this will be too short (and I like short jackets).
 

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