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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MrProper, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. MrProper

    MrProper Familiar Face

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    Thanks for the opinions.
    Let's see, maybe I'll still get used to it ;)
    It is probably also due to my low waist jeans and the fact that I'm 6'5" tall and short jackets then make the upper body appear disproportionately smaller.
    But I also assume that it will improve a little if the jacket has broken in and has molded to my body.
    In any case, I wore it extensively today in the corona isolation and I will do it for the next few days. It’s very comfortable ;)
     
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  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    That's it. Your jacket isn't too short, it's the jeans are too low!
     
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  3. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    I second this opinion! Perhaps in goatskin or a chrome-tanned horsehide for water repellency?
    That said, fantastic looking jacket here @MrProper / @Honeyman1935
     
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  4. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    @MrProper ..Thats a very cool jacket and its looks like a very trim and tight fit.. fortunately you have the body type to pull this off and actually pull it off very well!
    There is certainly a place in your wardrobe for a jacket that fits like this.
     
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  5. MrProper

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    Thank you. Yes, I like it trim and tight.
    I calculated the dimensions of the jacket based on my body measurements, leather thickness etc. and Greg did a really good job.
     
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  6. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    You are wearing very low waisted jeans in the pictures. I think with a regular rise the jacket would feel of the right length.
     
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  7. Mawashi

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    I agree with the guys the jacket fits superbly on you and the length looks spot on but, not so much on a low rise jean.

    A shrink to fit 501 would look awesome with the jacket!
     
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  8. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    I'm going to add to the chorus saying that the jacket fits well and that the jeans are just too low rise.
     
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  9. Davidm

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    The fit is great, and it's nice to have half of your belt visible, even if you prefer to wear your jeans low (i also do that) not an issue at all. Imho a proper fit and if it will be longer it will feel bad as sides of the jacket will scratch around front pocket area of the jeans, and it will pull the whole jacket up (happened with me with one "too long" jacket).
     
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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Aye, but areal501, or the modern, recut abominations thatsix five inches below the natural waist that Levis try to pass off asstill being 501s nowadays? :D ;) :p
     
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  11. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The jacket looks absolutely spot on, dead eye, nailed to the ground perfect. Jeans schmeans. Wear it with board shorts if you want. That jacket is 100% Proper
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  12. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    Aren’t 501 ever changing through their 150 years history? I mean the current version is a regular rise that sit above the hips. I don’t think you can say they are low waisted. However, they are not as high waisted as the 40s model and not as low as the 1970s one (if LVC repros are anything to go by).

    If one wants a very high rise of course should look elsewhere.
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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    That's what I thought, around an 11" rise at this point. Not high-rise but not low. All I normally wear are 501s or 505s.

    I did recently purchase a NOS Vintage pair of Lee jeans, with a 13" rise. I like them so much I set up a search for them on eBay. I'm guessing these would be considered high-rise, or am I going about it all wrong?
     
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  14. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    IH 634 32/36 are 11.5" in the front, 14.5" in the back, i would call them medium rise.
     
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  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    An 11" front rise is still uncomfortably low to me, to the point of being unbearable to wear. It is true that they have varied throughout their run - I've always hated that about Levis. Most of their numbers seem to correspond with a fit, but 501s are never quite the same from year to year - I can't be doing with that.

    The whole concept of "medium rise" is a con. A trouser waistband is either on the natural waist, or it's below your waist. Simple as.
     
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  16. Mawashi

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    You guys had me laughing so hard... I would never have imagined anyone knowing so much about jeans cos
    I'm the sort, that buys n wears whatever I think feel looks good, feels comfy and not once have I ever considered the rise or much else.

    I learn something new everyday and I thank the guys on board for educated me in selvedge denim and leather jacket.
     
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  17. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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  18. Mawashi

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    Hey handymike,

    To be honest I won't be going there anytime soon cos I made a similar mistake 2 yrs ago when I got curious about vintage shaving gear.

    I told myself I want some vintage gear cos all this Gillette fusion crap was getting ridiculously expensive and my shaves were getting from bad to bleeding face bad. It's in the name of saving money I said.

    I've 2 dozen vintage straight razors, 30 or so double edge razors and 1/2 a dozen or so whetstones :eek:

    So handymike, I ain't going there NOOOOOO lol!
     
  19. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I fell down the same rabbit hole about six years ago but I got out pretty easy compared to you. I have a Feather stainless safety razor that I use to shave with my Feather blades.
    I wish I could say the same about leather jackets, started hanging out around here almost 5 years ago and the rest is history...
     
  20. Mawashi

    Mawashi Familiar Face

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    There's something to be said about every rabbit hole...

    Every last one of em is a heck of a lot bigger n deeper than any rabbit can make lol!
     
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