Sizing question Eastman A-1 jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Ole K. Vik, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Ole K. Vik

    Ole K. Vik New in Town

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    Hope this is the right place to post this... To all of you Eastman A-1 owners... I am 6" tall 183lbs (183cm and 83kgs) fairly "athletic" build. O seem to be close to a size 42, but end up with a 44 regular when I use the calculator on their website. What do you guys think? Size down or go with the calculator (and their customers support) recommendations?
     
  2. Boyo

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    Ole, Based on my previous experience I’d tell you to go up in size. The A-1 is very slim fitting.. unless your after a fit tight enough for a cockpit. A little extra room is better.
    As an aside I found the forearms and wrist really tight.. no big wrist watches
     
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  3. Ole K. Vik

    Ole K. Vik New in Town

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    Thank you so much! Your advise fits very well with customer support, so that seals the deal. Sizing up it is, then.
     
  4. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Yes I have a 42 chest but also wear a 44, I wouldn't recommend downsizing to the 42 either.
     
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  5. John Lever

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    Go for a 46
     
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  6. Tom71

    Tom71 A-List Customer

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    To add a different thought: Maybe you play around with your figures for weight/height in the calculator to see if your are closer to a 42 or to a 44.
    For my A-2 order, , taking away one Kilo changed the recommendation from 44 to 42. I guess, I could have gone with both, but the 42 certainly avoids the dreaded "blousy" look.
     
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  7. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am 188cm and around 80kg (41" chest, 33" waist), i have tried the Eastman A-1 at the pop up store and a 44 was a good snug fit on me, the 42 (my usual size) was far too small. The one thing that prevented me from buying was the length, i would have wanted 1" more in body and sleeve length.
     
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  8. CBI

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    Ive owed 3 ELC's, I would say they run small, especially in the arms/wrist
     
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  9. Dr H

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    I’d go for at least a 44, possibly a 46 if your shoulders are broad/upper arms are muscular.
    Additionally, the sleeves are narrow (particularly the forearms), more so than the A-2.
     
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  10. Ole K. Vik

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    So, from what I understand, there's nothing wrong with sizing up one, or possibly also two sizes for Eastman A-1. I like it snug, so I'll settle with going up to 44 from 42. Thanks alot, guys! I really appreciate your feedback!
     
  11. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, a 44 sounds perfect. You’re about my same build; the 44R I have fits perfectly and is long enough (I’m 6’2”).
     
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  12. John Lever

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    I am 5 10 and 170 pounds a 44 just fits
     
  13. Ole K. Vik

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    Thanks guys! I ended up getting the Eastman A-1 in size 44. Just got it a day ago. Really happy how that one turned out! IMG_20201128_232807.jpg
     
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  14. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    Excellent. Enjoy it.
     
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  15. Boyo

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    Looks really good!..
     
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  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Congratulations!
     
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  17. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    you made a good choise
     
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  18. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    44!! Cheers! Have a Campari!
     
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  19. Lebowski

    Lebowski This guy has numerous complaints from sellers.

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    Looks to fit perfectly well, congrats!
     
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  20. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Looks perfect on you, I had to size up from 46 to 48 for the A-1 and it gives a nice trim fit but can be buttoned up if desired..very underrated jackets these...
     
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