I've never had a new jacket stretch ( what do you think would make it stretch or lengthen ). Just the opposite..it will slightly shorten when molding to your body or wrinkling with wear. Weather can also cause it to shrink somewhat.Also, if it is a new jacket won't it stretch out a bit as it wears in and drapes? Leather does stretch doesn't it? I really don't know that is why I am asking.
I think its the pants, they sit low, jacket is well below navel. When i hitched em up a bit and tightened belt, the jacket hit exactly at bottom of belt. I wouldn't want too short for sure, but definitely want that "shorter" waist look compared to the teamster.
The highwayman is perfect with a t shirt, firm with a button down, and snug with a pullover under it. I envision it as a "warmer" weather wear (not freezing out), even with the thicker hide, and love the idea of it with a t shirt, jeans and boots. I can't get over how gorgeous the cordovan fqhh is and am having a hard time giving it back, haha.
Just a 1/4 inch each, they are about perfect, thanks for the feedbackLength is perfect, guys around here tend to like jacket length and sleeve length a bit long and frumpy. Highwayman is meant to be a shorter jacket, I have a size 38 highwayman with a 24" back length and at 5'11 it hits just to the bottom of my belt. I also have longer legs than most but with 26" back length i'm sure that hits anyone's waist who's under 6'2 or so. Your jeans are just sitting low that's all, and even still it looks fine with the belt showing. Sleeves are also a good length, I wouldn't mess with them too much if I were you personally.
I hope a 1/4 inch doesn't compromise the length or sleeves. My Teamster is 25.5 sleeves, so 26 should be fine w highwayman.Well..at least you have an excellent fitting Teamster.
I got the 40 in teamster, so a touch wider under arm, but not too much. I hate baggy underarms as well.I wouldn’t add any length to that hwm - it’s a good fit.
Am I the only one who thinks the teamster looks odd at the armpits - is it just big arm holes? Something I can’t stand personally.
The more I look at that GW... IMHO...that's the only jacket you would ever need. Just imagine what That will look like when it forms to your body and gets some honest wear. Save your money..you have reached the pinnacle on you first try..you lucky guy...
You might add a brownish NewsBoy cap to perfect the ensemble..!!