My new Alexander Half Belt, how does the size look?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by rolf s, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Dr.Seuss

    Dr.Seuss One of the Regulars

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    A bit lacking in length; I agree. That said, if you will wear it, then "perfect." If the jacket will languish in the closet, because the length bothers you; get it to someone who will wear it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  2. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I think it looks too short because of the front length. If it were slightly longer in the front (as is usually the case with a half belt), I think it would be ok.
     
  3. Steve27752

    Steve27752 One of the Regulars

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    I agree.
     
  4. ykurtz

    ykurtz One of the Regulars

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    Those jeans look pretty low rise. Have you tried wearing the jacket with some high rise trousers? If you decide to keep the jacket, wearing higher rise pants might limit the impact of the jacket being/appearing too short.
     
  5. trapp

    trapp Practically Family

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    Shoulders and chest look good. But even allowing that the style of this jacket tends to run on the short side - that fit plainly looks too short (sleeves and length). If I saw you on the street, my initial impression would be that you'd long outgrown a nice jacket. That would be fine, to my thinking, if the jacket had some personal story behind it (if you'd inherited a short jacket from a family member and loved bombing around in it anyway) but for a new top-end garment that you paid good money for - even if you got a 'deal' on it - it makes no sense to settle for it. A poorly fit jacket is not a good deal.

    I would learn what I could from the jacket (you now know the chest and shoulder sizing for this model, and probably have a great sense of how much you like the leather, the lining, etc.) and cut my losses. Stop wearing the jacket so you can get as much back for it as possible on the second-hand market and put the cash towards a jacket that fits.
     
  6. Sound advice.
    HD
     
  7. rolf s

    rolf s New in Town

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    It seems like the verdict is pretty unanimous. I have to think a little more. Ive still haven't used the jacket, just tried it on a couple of times.

    It might help with different jeans as the ones on the picture is getting a bit tight around the waist (not my favorite ones at the moment...) and pushes my extra middle weight up and out. Im kinda big built at 6.3 250 in American an 193cm 115kg, with a long back so sizing is normally a problem for me....
     
  8. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Jeez Rolf at your height I'd be wearing a 27.5 inch back. I'm an inch shorter and my Alexanders halfbelt is 27 inches at the back. It sits 2 inches over the top of my back pocket
     
  9. rolf s

    rolf s New in Town

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    I put it out for sale locally i Norway. See if anybody wants a great jacket without the shipping hassle. I might put an for trade post her to in the classifieds, to see if anybody has a jacket that is to big for them
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Cant you send it back to Alexanders? They have great customer service?
     
  11. rolf s

    rolf s New in Town

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    Yes I can return it with no problem, the people at Alexander has and is very helpful. But if a sell it locally or get a buyer to pay for shipping a save little
    money....
     
  12. rolf s

    rolf s New in Town

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    Still haven't decided what to do. The jacket is still not used. Took some new photos with the help of the 12 yo in the house. Also i took some pictures to compere with my summer jacket in light lambskin that i use at the moment.

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    Its not much difference in the length when i but them together, the new one is a little wider.

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    Same with the arms, just different types of cuffs

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    front of the Alexander open

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    Back of the Alexander jacket open

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    Front closed zipper

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    Side view, I found a little extra weight over the summer. Hopefully it will it will be just as easy lost.....

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    This is a jacket that i use and is happy with.

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    A little tight over the middle....

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    Finally how the Alexander looks with an extra layer under it.


    So how does it look. Im very tempted to start using the now that the weather gets colder. I have a feeling that with a little use when the leather gets softer it will fit even better.
     
  13. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    The back looks ok but IMHO the front length and the sleeves seem too short. If it were me, I'd return it and add about 1.5". Of course, "proper" fit is all a matter of personal taste.
     
  14. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    And that my friend is the kicker.

    A new leather jacket that fits well will have you wanting to wear it every second of the day, even inside at the dinner table and on the sofa watching the telly - much to your better half's amusement and even annoyance.

    The fact that you're not wearing it says it all, it's not right for what you want. Send it back to them Rolf and have the necessary alterations or a replacement made.
     
  15. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    ^ +1 too short, send it back and get one 2 inches longer.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  16. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    You'll be so much happier when you receive a longer jacket. It's not fun sending it back, we've been there. A huge letdown. But the new one will be worth it and put your doubts to rest.
     
  17. You're trying very hard to make it fit well...but I don't see how it ever could.
    HD
     
  18. Swoosed

    Swoosed One of the Regulars

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    i had an arkansas that was my favorite jacket from them, had it for a year and just couldn't make it work, pits were cut too high for my frame. sent it back for a credit on a new custom jacket, they are very easy to work with and will make you a happy camper, just tell em what you want
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  19. rolf s

    rolf s New in Town

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    I know you all are right, it should be a little longer but Im still not sure if its worth the hassle to send it back. I might have a local buyer for it, then i most likely order a new one. But i cant use more then what I get back for this jacket, so it maybe will be an cheaper model than this. Im also wondering to use it for a while and then sell it as a used jacket. Time will show. What i do know is that this is not my last quality jacket.

    Ill see what happens, I already spend to much time looking for options. And im sure that in the next year there gone be more than one jacket coming in to my house.

    I always loved things with quality and now I have found one more product to search for
     

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