@Carlos840 - from the many pics you post it is evident you like your jackets fairly snug and have the physique to pull it off. This jacket is outside that style. In fact, the fit and the slight flare at the hips are similar to the fit of my two HD Sportsters, both 42. If I got a 40, it would be too tight in the belly. For me, wearing a size up is okay because I like a hoodie underneath. I suspect your style is more form-fitting.