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You are absolutely right in part imo. If a pattern is great, it can look fantastic on a variety of people and body types. My vanson and rainbow country a2 have both been owned by me and guys that are over 6' and slim and both looked good on each person. My Freewheelers Mulhollands are the same. I owned a few and they looked good on several different people.I'm going to have to disagree here. If it's a good pattern then the jacket will look good even though it's not perfectly sized.
Here's the same jacket worn by guys size 38 - 40 - 42
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However, that's still not easy for most people to achieve. You are an exception, not a rule. You have more experience with leather jackets already than most people ever will. You know what's up and you are showing a jacket made by a fantastic maker who gives fit jackets. You are also in good shape which makes it easier. Trust me, I've been on both sides of this now. It matters.
Most people don't have all of those advantages you have. Also, not all leather jackets have good patterns. Even good patterns don't actually work on all body types. Also, tbh I don't think that jacket looks all that good on one of those people.
I'm sure there are items that are harder to size. To get a suit right is almost certainly more difficult. For some people, boots and shoes are difficult. Personally, I think leather jackets are much more difficult to get right than most shirts, jeans, and jackets partly because leather is less forgiving and literally has less give than other fabrics.
Can it be relatively easy in some cases? Yes it can as you have pointed out. And yes it's gotten easier for me as I can buy stuff online fairly easily. That said, I can size shirts, t shirts, trousers, and more a hell of a lot easier than leather jackets still, despite being a leather jacket enthusiast for 10 years.
It's not universal, however. This might make a good thread actually. I'd be curious to hear what others think as well. Maybe I'm nuts