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RMC Opinion

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by BlueWallpaper, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. BlueWallpaper

    BlueWallpaper Familiar Face

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    In London today and couldn’t help but pop into the RMC store. Have in my head to get a black J-100, and have been toying with the idea of a Himel or an RMC if it fits.

    Not the best photo but anyone got an opinion on this? Take the gloves off, I’ve mentally set myself a three jacket limit so using a slot is a big deal!


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  2. jeo

    jeo New in Town

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    Good choice of the J-100 to use up one of your 3 slots. Simple, timeless and classic.

    As for the fit, looks spot on to me. Only thing that’s kinda hard to judge is the front length. Probably the angle. But looks good in this photo.


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  3. Cyber Lip

    Cyber Lip A-List Customer

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    Looks good, except the sleeves are too short for my taste
     
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  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Fit looks pretty good. Touch short in the sleeves (I'd add an inch)...is the hem misaligned? Looks a good 1" off from the right to left side.
    Edit: it's not zipped. Disregard the hem comment :oops:
     
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  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    I think it looks great.
    Sleeves are just like i like them, but i like them shorter than most here. Body looks good too.
    I was in there last week, they have great jackets! I really like the JH-1.
     
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  6. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    JH-1 is a really cool jacket. Simple.

    Anyway, I think it fits you well, Blue. I maybe would've preferred longer sleeves but I don't think I would've been unhappy with this jacket at all. It's nice!
     
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  7. Boyo

    Boyo Practically Family

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    I hope you bought it.. i think it looks great in the pic..Other than an original I don't believe you can get a better repro than the Real McCoys
     
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  8. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I think the cuffs look very wide. I'd probably look to get them made tighter if it were my money.
     
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  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Damn nice fit for an off the rack jacket. Plus the J-100 is a fantastic classic style and you should definitely use one of your slots for one.

    ...the second I saw it I knew there would be a number of Loungers saying the sleeves are too short but I think they are fine. I’m with @Carlos840 I hate sleeves that constantly press down onto your wrist.

    I know RMC are pretty pricey aren’t they? Not sure how they compare to an ELMC J-100 but the Eastman has narrower wrists if the slightly wider wrist opening bugs you.

    OCD nit picking aside, its a nice fit and its right there....you couldn’t go too far wrong imo.

    EDIT: The sleeve zips are undone in the pics so its hard to really gauge if they are a little wide or not....did you notice it when you tried it on??
     
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  10. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    Looks good. Sleeves are a good length for me. Buy buy buy!
     
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  11. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    What's the going rate on one of these? $2k? I think for that $ if you are after a repro of this pattern I'd insist on custom. Please don't get me wrong, the jacket looks good, but I think it could fit better. Now I'll confess (and probably have rocks thrown at me for it) I'm not a huge fan of this pattern. The tubular body isn't that flattering to a man's physique. A CR should taper to the waist and create a "v" shape for the wearer (IMHO). I think this can be achieved with a j-100 repro but it requires custom mods or a different pattern from what is offered from RMC. Tapered from shoulder to waist, etc.
    I'd look more closely at Himels pattern or Aero's b/c you can dial in the fit. For that kind of scratch. It has to be bang on perfect for you. If this is that then that's all that matters and the chatter here is neither here nor there. I suspect you already know how you feel about it...so the real question is...what's your opinion?
     
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  12. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    LOL! Man my words aren't worth the digital air they inhabit. My current fav jacket is from Jc penny's 1982 catalog. Lol. I should be banned.
     
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  14. BlueWallpaper

    BlueWallpaper Familiar Face

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    not at all, at that price if it’s not a perfect fit then i don’t want to buy it! appreciate the honest opinion.
     
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  15. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    We'll bear in mind, and I know you will, my opinion is only my own. And like I said it's a good looking jacket and a good fit. All I'm saying is that if I had the skill and the means I'd craft one just a bit different for you.
    You have a slender physique and that should be accentuated/ celebrated by the jacket.
     
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  16. Benj

    Benj One of the Regulars

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    It looks fantastic. only thing I didn't like about the j100 was the tightness of the sleeves and tightness of the armholes/shoulder area.
     
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  17. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    I concur. The RMC looks good, but you are within the price range of a Himel Kensington and I think you would get more bang for your buck going that route.
     
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  18. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I would agree with many here: if you don't think it's perfect, don't buy it. For about half the price, you can get the Aero version through Thurston Brothers with an opportunity for a fit jacket. I (believe) that ProteinNerd posted a pic of an Aero version (in Navy CXL?) that seemed to fit perfectly. Or, if you have the scratch, go with Himel.

    I have one in size 42. I love it but it is a bit tight through the forearms. Upper arm and pits work for me. The forearms seem to be loosening up though.
     
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  19. Sleeves are definitely too short for me.
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  20. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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    IMHO, and according to my personal preferences, the sleeves are too short. This is precisely why I sold my RMC Buco J-100. Its a great, really well made jacket, but I personally prefer slightly longer sleeves.

    I replaced my RMC J-100 with a custom Himel Kensington and I am much happier with the fit.

    You really cannot go wrong with either jacket and, if you prefer the shorter sleeves -- as do many here -- the RMC is a winner.
     
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