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El Marro

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You replaced the monte?!!!? Why? With what!??
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2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody.
In the in the Monte Carlo was just cooler than I was I guess. I don’t know enough about old cars to keep her running right and in the end I caved and went for modern convenience.
 
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2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody.
In the in the Monte Carlo was just cooler than I was I guess. I don’t know enough about old cars to keep her running right and in the end I caved and went for modern convenience.
Yeah old vehicles are a labor of love for sure. Huge time investment for the fleeting moments of joy they give as intended. I get it!
 

El Marro

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Yeah old vehicles are a labor of love for sure. Huge time investment for the fleeting moments of joy they give as intended. I get it!
So true, I think my mom put it best when we were cruising around San Francisco in the Monte Carlo one afternoon: “ I think these cars are cooler to admire from afar than they are to own or ride around in”.
I argued that point fiercely but I have to admit there is a lot of truth in what she said.
 
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So true, I think my mom put it best when we were cruising around San Francisco in the Monte Carlo one afternoon: “ I think these cars are cooler to admire from afar than they are to own or ride around in”.
I argued that point fiercely but I have to admit there is a lot of truth in what she said.
100%. The best times I spent with my bike were polishing it (stoned immaculate) in the garage. Riding it was great for the twenty minutes prior to my spine poking through the top of my skull.
 

Tom71

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2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody.
In the in the Monte Carlo was just cooler than I was I guess. I don’t know enough about old cars to keep her running right and in the end I caved and went for modern convenience.

I get it. Cool replacement as well! If I decide to sell a car it´s usually no looking back. I made that ONE mistake that I still regret though...

Jackets is easier. But then I have like 30 of them and not just THE ONE...
 

Imuricecreamman

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2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody.
In the in the Monte Carlo was just cooler than I was I guess. I don’t know enough about old cars to keep her running right and in the end I caved and went for modern convenience.
Love these. Had a real softspot for the Challenger slimbodied Scat Pack when it was launched. Last of these beasts we will ever see I fear....
 

ChienChilla

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Hi everyone. I sent the jacket back to Himel for adjustments, and now I have it back. When I sent it back, I emailed them with a better description of how I wanted the fit to be, as well as pictures of my Aero for reference. I asked Dave what exactly they changed, and he said they made it tighter and trimmed everything down (no specific details). It definitely feels less loose now, and the sleeves are at a more ideal length, but does the body still seem long?
 

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newtojackets

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Hi everyone. I sent the jacket back to Himel for adjustments, and now I have it back. When I sent it back, I emailed them with a better description of how I wanted the fit to be, as well as pictures of my Aero for reference. I asked Dave what exactly they changed, and he said they made it tighter and trimmed everything down (no specific details). It definitely feels less loose now, and the sleeves are at a more ideal length, but does the body still seem long?
Looks much better now imo
 

Carlos840

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Hi everyone. I sent the jacket back to Himel for adjustments, and now I have it back. When I sent it back, I emailed them with a better description of how I wanted the fit to be, as well as pictures of my Aero for reference. I asked Dave what exactly they changed, and he said they made it tighter and trimmed everything down (no specific details). It definitely feels less loose now, and the sleeves are at a more ideal length, but does the body still seem long?

To me the body is still too long, it should IMO not be as long as an untucked shirt, if it was shorter you wouldn't get the bunching in the middle of your back.
The fact that you are wearing low rise jeans make that jacket even longer, the jacket should finish just below your belt, not halfway down your crotch.
If it was me i would remove between 1" and 2" in the body on your next one.

The arms and general width look good though now.

How tall are you and how long is the back?
 

ChienChilla

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To me the body is still too long, it should IMO not be as long as an untucked shirt, if it was shorter you wouldn't get the bunching in the middle of your back.
The fact that you are wearing low rise jeans make that jacket even longer, the jacket should finish just below your belt, not halfway down your crotch.
If it was me i would remove between 1" and 2" in the body on your next one.

The arms and general width look good though now.

How tall are you and how long is the back?
I am between 5’7” and 5’8”. The back length of the jacket is about 24.5 inches.

Is the bunching in the back due to the length? My Aero does the same thing when zipped, and the back length on that one is 23 inches. Dave did say the Imperial is supposed to be longer though because it’s a sport jacket.
 

Cyber Lip

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To me the body is still too long, it should IMO not be as long as an untucked shirt, if it was shorter you wouldn't get the bunching in the middle of your back.
The fact that you are wearing low rise jeans make that jacket even longer, the jacket should finish just below your belt, not halfway down your crotch.
If it was me i would remove between 1" and 2" in the body on your next one.

The arms and general width look good though now.

How tall are you and how long is the back?
I disagree, I think it looks perfect. Not everyone likes a shorty-short jacket
 

newtojackets

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Liking a long jacket and elongating short jacket designs to make them long jackets are two different things.
I have nothing against long jackets by design, i don't like the modern trend of elongating short designs, it kills the porportions.
I don’t know too much about this style but Chienchilla said Himel said it’s a longer style
 

Carlos840

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I don’t know too much about this style but Chienchilla said Himel said it’s a longer style

Well when John Chapman designed that pattern it was not a long style:

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That jacket was 1 size too large for me, but you can see the proportions are completely different.
IMO that Goodwear Imperial has "correct" vintage proportions, the Himel above looks too elongated to my eyes, the body is almost as long as the arms!
 

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