Hi, my first post is a question, but I have been browsing this forum for information for years now. So many knowledgeable folks on here! I recently bought a "new", brown, FQHH board racer with a collar in size 40. Somebody had it made for them by Thurston I believe, and it was too small for them. I really got an amazing deal on Ebay for an essentially new Aero. I took the chance that it may be a little tight, because buying a new one at full price is not in the cards at this time. I got it for about half price of a new one. I wear a size 40R suit, and usually buy all of my leather items in 40, some of which are actually on the larger size in fit. I'm 5'10.5", 165lbs at the time. I also lift weights so probably have wider shoulders relative to waist. I hope to stay at this weight, but was actually up at 175 over the winter, not a crazy fluctuation I suppose. I know most people seem to size up on this particular style. Anyway, the jacket definitely feels tight, especially in the arms. The inside elbow bends and the forearms are really squished in there. After three days of around the house wear, the elbows have already loosened up and are a little more comfortable. Range of motion is also limited, like it is difficult to put my arms behind my head laying down, or to cross my arms. I can zip it up no problem. Putting it on is not very difficult, but taking it off is harder. I have worn it with a long sleeve t, and the t shirt actually had wrinkles where the inside elbow area was after taking the jacket off. Bending my elbows up and down consistently to loosen it up may have contributed to this. I'm really hoping that I am able to wear this jacket enough to break it in more and make it more comfortable. Do you guys think I can get the sleeves to break in a little and become any more comfortable? I personally think it looks great, and so does my wife, and she is brutally honest. Hopefully I can get some pictures to work so that I can get a couple opinions on if you think it's too tight. I'm sorry for the long winded post!! I really do appreciate any input.