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Fit check Vanson Model B

postman10mm

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Hi Everyone - 4 weeks ago I ordered slim fit cafe racer jacket from Thursday Boot Co; it wasn't slim fitting, but it did rekindle my interest in leather jackets. My research lead me here and I ordered size 36 comp weight model B from Carrie at Thurston Brothers.

The jacket arrived today and it is without a doubt the best fitting leather jacket I've ever worn - for reference, I'm 6'1", 140 pounds, 18" shoulder, 39" chest, size 30 jeans, which to my surprise, is 36" over the belt!

Usually, if a jacket fits in the chest and shoulders, it stops 3" above my wrists - so my assessment of the fit may be too optimistic - I'd love to get your opinion as, due to a fold on the left rear above the buckle, I'll be returning this for one in Bainbridge dark maple regardless.
 

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Canuck Panda

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Look great. I’d also want the leather upgrade. Crease is from lining, I have the same thing on some of my Vanson jackets, once the stitches adjust tension from wearing it will even itself out. Model B and all its variants are just great.
 

Bfd70

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i think the little bit of hem flair is from having the buckles tightened.

Here is by far the best welcoming advise i can give you. Do not look for a “perfect fit.” It’s a fools errand. Look for “good.” It’s just a jacket and you’re not modeling for an add campaign. Asking for fit opinions will result in just that, a whole bunch of opinions.
 

postman10mm

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Wow, this is great feedback, particularly your’s Bfd70!

I am noticing the body is a touch short, as a guy with very narrow hips and a fairly flat backside, my jeans have a tendency to migrate south about an inch - this jacket actively pushes against the belt, causing them to shift more than usual, and before I know it, my belts is below the front hem

The front arms seams are substantial and the added layers at the rolled cuff work fine with the wrists unzipped- and while I can get them zipped, that lump from the seam cuts off the circulation to my hands pretty quick

Still, I love it and the thought of sending it back and waiting months for one in Bainbridge has me considering keeping it AND ordering the custom - my wife thinks Im nuts.
 

cbez

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I don't think it's short, you are wearing very low rise jeans.

I don't like how the shoulders look and waist looks big. The sleeve thing would annoy me too much.

Subjective.
 

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