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Real Mccoys A2 Alteration

joezam713

New in Town
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49
Hi,
Is it possible to shorten an A2 jacket and move up the pockets? I have my eye on a Real Mccoys A2 in a size 38 but it's about an inch too long and normally I wear a 36 in Real Mccoys (except I don't own one of their A2s). Does anyone have experience with their kakishibu dyed A2? I am wondering if it runs smaller than others. For reference, I prefer a 23.5 inch front length and 24 inch sleeve length when it comes to half belts and highwaymen jackets. Thanks for your advice.
 

joezam713

New in Town
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Uh That’s what I figured. It’s exactly an inch too long, but I imagine it’ll drape even longer because the chest is an inch too wide as well. Thank you for your input
 

Mr.P

Familiar Face
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93
It can be done although it’s quite costly and in the long run probably not worth it. Also it might throw the overall pattern a little out of whack, Not to mention running the risk of still not fitting correctly And of course diminishing your resale value. I would suggest either buy it and try it, you might be surprised it fits you better than expected. Or just move on to something completely different.
 

Brandrea33

Practically Family
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546
I tried a RMC A2 jacket recently and I was nervous about the numbers published on their web site.

The length of the body was something in the range of 27+ Inches …. my halfbelt is 25” in the back and sits perfectly, so needless to say I thought the A2 would be too long.

When I received the jacket the length was just fine, I think maybe due to the knitting which sort of rolls up when you wear it.

YMMV, but I’d say that extra inch might actually come in handy.
 

Justhandguns

Practically Family
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I tried a RMC A2 jacket recently and I was nervous about the numbers published on their web site.

The length of the body was something in the range of 27+ Inches …. my halfbelt is 25” in the back and sits perfectly, so needless to say I thought the A2 would be too long.

1" or 2" extra usually is not a problem, unless it is on the sleeves. And on top of that, Japanese jackets tend to be made 'smaller'.
 

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