most of us haven't gotten our first jacket perfect, so you're in good company. It's definitely a preference thing, but 6 inches is way too big IMO. I think 3-4 chest, and like 1.5-2.5 body. Bottom hem I go pretty skinny, like 1. But I live in Los Angeles, so I'm not layering under jacket, pretty much can wear with Tshirt or thin long sleeve/hoodie. The build looks good though. I was working on a very elaborate mock up of a J100 but put it aside. Just decided to do it top of the line with Field Leathers and call it a day. There's a couple frankenstein sort of builds in the military genre I'm thinking about though for fun jackets, so I'd go back to 5 Star for those. But now having access to several more jackets, I think the leather is fine, but it's not wow factor. Not expecting magic for $300 so it's not like I'm disappointed, you just need to understand what you're getting. I think the create your own model is well worth the money for sure. And it's just damn fun. But I wouldn't be surprised to see some disappointed threads coming up. You really need to understand the measurements. Luckily a lot of people have paved the road, so if you put the time into reading this thread and a few others, you'll definitely increase the odds in your favor.