FCL Fit Question Round 2

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jroddious, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Jroddious

    Jroddious New in Town

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    I’m back at it, this time with the FCL Leon. This one doesn’t have the cut off epaulettes and snaps which is one of the reasons why I really like this jacket. I tried the Edward in a 44 but it was far to big. The guys at Rivet and Hide thought a 44 in the Leon might be the way to go. I think the jacket fits well and looks good. I have good movement in it as well, which I think will get even better as the jacket breaks in. What do you all think of the fit? I definitely can’t go any smaller and I think any bigger will look sloppy. I really like it but if I look like a tool let me know. 696888AE-7728-4CAF-A279-477AB9E3D17B.jpeg 71BCF276-D605-40C5-8579-6613D5337D5D.jpeg F7A69889-5DA5-4312-AB94-A0D1FECA3E01.jpeg EDB4D9DF-AEC6-46F6-A25F-C8A8732C2402.jpeg
     
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  2. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Looks great to me. Success story.
     
  3. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle One of the Regulars

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    Looks good, fits well. I was underwhelmed when I first got my FCL Leon as it looked so flat, but wait until it’s starts to get worn in and age (which it will do fast) and it will start to look phenomenally cool.
     
  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    To me it looks very good open, but it looks a bit tight in the chest and shoulders when closed.
    If you can deal with the comfort level closed or plan to wear it open i think you have yourself a winner.
    The back is iMO much too long for that style, but that's how FCL does it, it doesn't look bad, it just doesn't look right.
    Overall i think it fits you much better than round 1.
     
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  5. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    1 inch too long for my taste.
    Does the jacket stretch a little over the chest?
    But otherwise it looks useful.
     
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  6. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    As Carlos said, it looks a little tight in the chest, but the only thing that matters is how it feels on you. I would like to see the body an inch or so shorter. I ride, and don't like a jacket that makes it difficult to get to my rear pocket.
     
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  7. Jroddious

    Jroddious New in Town

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    Thanks for the replies, I think this one is a keeper. It is a touch longer than I'm used to in this style, I had an Aero Ridley which was much more traditional in the length, but I have apes on my bike and when I would ride the jacket would come up on my stomach and back which was irritating and looked goofy. I sat on my bike with this one and it rides nice. It is a touch snug in the chest. Will it stretch a bit as it breaks in?
     
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  8. Monitor

    Monitor

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    A bit too long & there's that odd pulling across the chest. And no, it won't stretch. Not even a little bit.

    It's a nice jacket but definitely doesn't look like you paid a lot of money for it. Which you have. What I'm saying here, it's not perfect. Something I'd expect comes guaranteed with such a price tag. Dunno whether you care or not, it certainly doesn't look bad and you can wear it and not give a damn but then again, in that case, you wouldn't have went with a high-end maker.

    If you want my advice, try some other styles or go custom.
     
  9. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    As soon as the brown will poke through and the leather conforms to your body this is gonna look killer. If I were set on this jacket style I’d keep this one.
     
  10. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Looks great, keeper for sure IMO.
     
  11. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    This sums up my feelings much better than I could have myself. I will say that I too own jackets that meet this criteria and I am quite fond of a couple of them.
    If it fits just how you want I would keep it. If not then I would get rid of it and buy something else.
     
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  12. ton312

    ton312

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    It is longer than typical for the style but I don’t find it too much so. A bit like some Vansons, the Derby and Left Field collab come to mind. It’s FAR better than the other jacket, that’s for sure. I think with wear it will look much, much better. It’s funny how smooth the leather is new... compared to what they portray on IG and their own website.
    I would say if it feels right then it’s a keeper for sure!
     
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  13. Tom71

    Tom71 Practically Family

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    I like it. Looks very plain, so the truth will be in the break in. By what I have seen so far, aging is rather spectacular with FCL. If it feels right, I wouldn’t worry about length etc.
     
  14. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Like it. If you’re looking for perfect (a fools errand) you’ll have to go custom and it is still not guaranteed. If it’s comfortable and you like it that’s all that matters.
     
  15. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Curious.. what is the length ?
     
  16. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Perfect fit, and the sleeves are the right length. I think the Leon is too long personally but that’s the style of the jacket.
     
  17. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    In my opinion the chest looks way too tight with the leather pulling and you're only wearing a tee.

    Regarding the lenght, well personally I don't like it for the style but it's your choice.
     
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  18. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    The chest looks WAY too tight when zipped up. I think it looks ok when open, but does not look good at all when zipped. I also think it's too long.
     
  19. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    congrats
    looks great worn open, and perfect if you wear your shirt untucked like pictured.
    when zipped like others have said, it looks a bit tight on the chest but a bit boxy on the waist, but I have a feeling once the waist creases then the whole body will have lots of creases and I already like that sleeve creases, it the same thing going with the torso then I think it looks cool.

    hopefully you don't carry your wallet on the back pocket though.
     

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