Drop Amanda an email at Aero - email@example.com (from memory), she'll be able to confirm any details about fit. To the best of my knowledge, Aero's sizing has remained constant since they introduced the Highwayman in 83, but it never hurts to double check. I shied away from a Highwayman for a long time as I tend to prefer the more fitted designs, but I weakened and picked up one of the Apprentice Made jackets a few months ago, and I love it. Very different jacket than my Halfbelt or the Bootlegger, and definitely has a place in my wardrobe. Might be worth your while looking into the Apprentice Made jackets if you're considering another.... http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=salerv (Scroll down). The quality of mine is as good as any of my other Aeros, at half price! It does mean you get the basic, standard pattern - with no inner pockets, though. Doesn't bother me (it's be convenient, but not twice the price convenient ), but worth considering. They tend more often than not to be the European Steer. Lighter than the FQHH (as thick, but softer). I love it - to my eye it is perfect for a boxier jacket like the HWM and the way it drapes. FWIW, it's also very close to (but much more durable than) original Lewis jackets etc from the fifties, at least any I have ever handled. Did you pick yours up on eBay? Sounds a lot like one I saw on there recently.