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Schott 689H Fit Check

The Rock Company

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Howdy folks,

I am new here and am looking for some advice on jacket fit.

I have had this Schott 689H for almost a year. I wore it a lot last winter and spring to break it in and it is starting to soften up nicely now and conform to me. My chest measures 39" and I have an athletic build. I ordered a size 38, ignoring the recommendation from Schott to size up and I go back and forth as to whether this fits me well. There is ample room in the torso and the arms with just a t-shirt but sometimes I think the shoulders feels tight. Also when I put my arms forward in riding position the back bunches up, not sure if this is normal or bad sizing?

I would appreciate all y'alls input.

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The Rock Company

New in Town
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5
Also, here are a couple pics with a thick hoodie underneath for y'all to advise me on as well. I will wear it like this for cold weather riding. Interestingly enough, when I am wearing the hoodie underneath, the jacket does not lift up with my arms forward. I assume it is because the extra material in the arm holes has been taken up be the volume of the hoodie.

Thanks again.
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Wardo1974

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The arms always look tight on these for me but I guess it's the style.

Can you cross your arms in front of you?
 

Guppy

I'll Lock Up
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Howdy folks,

I am new here and am looking for some advice on jacket fit.

I have had this Schott 689H for almost a year. I wore it a lot last winter and spring to break it in and it is starting to soften up nicely now and conform to me. My chest measures 39" and I have an athletic build. I ordered a size 38, ignoring the recommendation from Schott to size up and I go back and forth as to whether this fits me well. There is ample room in the torso and the arms with just a t-shirt but sometimes I think the shoulders feels tight. Also when I put my arms forward in riding position the back bunches up, not sure if this is normal or bad sizing?

I would appreciate all y'alls input.

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How tall are you? It could be a tad bit short in the body on you.

For the 689H, I sized down, not up. I have a 40, and it fits nice. A 42 that I tried on looked way too roomy on me, and didn't give the tailored look I was after. It looks like yours is a nice, close fit, but possibly a bit on the short side. You could remedy that by wearing higher waisted pants, or by looking into whether they can make a Tall size for you. Although, the sleeves look alright to me.
 

Boyo

Call Me a Cab
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I think it looks perfect
but as was said already, what looks good doesn't always feel good. if how it fits is giving you second thoughts when you want to wear it then this isnt the right jacket for you.
 

The Rock Company

New in Town
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5
How tall are you? It could be a tad bit short in the body on you.

For the 689H, I sized down, not up. I have a 40, and it fits nice. A 42 that I tried on looked way too roomy on me, and didn't give the tailored look I was after. It looks like yours is a nice, close fit, but possibly a bit on the short side. You could remedy that by wearing higher waisted pants, or by looking into whether they can make a Tall size for you. Although, the sleeves look alright to me.
Hi, I am 6'1" but wear a regular suit jacket. When i first got it i considered it being a little to short bat after wearing it a bit I decided that if it where an inch longer (which the size 40 would be) then it would ride up when sitting on the bike. This sits just right at my lap when sitting.
 

Liveinstyle33

Familiar Face
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Also, here are a couple pics with a thick hoodie underneath for y'all to advise me on as well. I will wear it like this for cold weather riding. Interestingly enough, when I am wearing the hoodie underneath, the jacket does not lift up with my arms forward. I assume it is because the extra material in the arm holes has been taken up be the volume of the hoodie.

Thanks again.
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It looks really good on you, definitely a keeper unless it is somehow feels intolerable for you. Now I want one myself. This Schott jacket reminds me of my Vanson. Amazing jacket actually. Winner.
 

Blackadder

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China
Perfect. This one is made for you. Regarding the pull, IMO it is because the armhole seam is not exactly at your armpit/shoulder end position (your shoulder not broad enough). If you pull the shoulder seam in by hand so the seam fit right under your armpit, you will feel the difference. On the other hand adding a hoodie makes the seam fit better to your now broadened shoulder and therefore no pull. A shoulder pad may also do the job.
 
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Mickiemac

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C-ville, Virginia
The jacket looks good and fits you well. I snagged one of these in size 46 on Ebay earlier this year. It was like new in every way - barely worn. It really is a nice jacket and the fit (for me) is just right. The quilted lining is only in the torso as the sleeves are lined in some sort of cotton twill.

You've got a winner with your 689H!
 

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