What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. bluesforchallah

    bluesforchallah Practically Family

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    Denim trucker paired with Kytone 'sailor' sweater.

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  2. powersci

    powersci Familiar Face

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  3. Powerband

    Powerband A-List Customer

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    I have a question to ask the group: while I’m awaiting my custom Vicenza Aero Ridley, I picked up (“blind” and on a total whim) a Blue Label Aero 30s Half Belt in horse hide (off the rack at Aeros). I was hoping the fit would be passible; knowing the traditional cut is short for the HB, I had hoped the length would end slightly below the belt buckle and the sleeves about an inch above the thumb’s first knuckle. When zipped, the bottom hem is perfect and the jacket is comfortable. The purchase a was shot in the dark for fit because I couldn’t resist the amazing price for this Blue Label HB in HH... but, do you think it is a good match for my frame of 5’8”?

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  4. Gatsby Gats

    Gatsby Gats New in Town

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    It looks great, I have a half belt and wished I had a little more room in the back like yours. Didn’t realize how sharp it looks with the collar up! Curious what are the measurements?
     
  5. Powerband

    Powerband A-List Customer

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    The measurement is:

    P2P: 20.75
    Shoulders: 17
    Top to bottom Length: 23.75
    Sleeves: 24.75

    My purchase was based on measurements from the custom Aero Ridley, my Schott 613SH, Schott 641e, and Vanson Comet. Did about 5 minutes of data crunching and then hit the Buy Button.


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  6. Gatsby Gats

    Gatsby Gats New in Town

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    Thanks you did good with this one and I like your others, too. Cheers!
     
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  7. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That looks great on you. I can't imagine a better or more suitable fit. Nice going.
     
  8. Powerband

    Powerband A-List Customer

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    Thanks. Being that this HB is not a custom order, the fit is pure luck. (I’ve placed more effort into custom measurement and communication with Carrie [at Thurston Bros.] than the drunken 5-minute data crunching for this off-the-rack Blue Label HB for half the price.)


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  9. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Looks really good!


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  10. G'c

    G'c Familiar Face

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    BD5A0378-EEA3-4E98-B852-91F109D72F44.jpeg Finally warm enough to bring out my orgueil Cossack leather, matched with mister freedom shirt and orgueil vest today.
     
  11. Fantastic fit Powerband. Good body and sleeve length and proportioned perfectly for your build.
    Congrats
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  12. Vezio

    Vezio Familiar Face

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    Congratulations. You have bought a beautiful jacket, and it has a perfect fit. Back length is perfect and the same sleeeves lenght.
    I think this is a 1950 Half Belt STF, since the back is without yoke, and back pleates over half belt are sewn in two points, instead of four.
    It looks like a custom made jacket, since it fits you perfectly (at least with the zip open!).
    Regarding the fact that, historically, these jackets are short, I think that fashion was different at the time, characterized by pants that reached the armpits in the thirties. Common sense should lead us to understand that it is better to have a historically incorrect jacket, of the right length, rather than a historically correct one, which leaves the navel uncovered.
    Obviously this is my subjective opinion: the jacket or any dress we wear is the right size when we feel it right.;)
     
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  13. Vezio

    Vezio Familiar Face

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    EhEh but You are certainly of Viking lineage unlike me that I am small and fragile;):).
    Obviously the perception of temperature depends on the latitude in which one is used to living.
    Anyway, for me the winter is 1000 times better than the summer: at least we can defend ourselves from the cold wearing beautiful jackets;)
    Greetings from Napoli.
     
  14. I'm with you vezio. I could care less that some jackets are ' supposed to be ' outrageously short to be historically correct. I have my custom jackets made to wear with any of my pants or jeans and cover my belt. I don't care to wear my belt up to my naval and I like to rotate my jackets wearing any clothing I have ( or try to ) but I don't wear low rise pants or low cut jeans. However, I am guilty of more than likely grabbing a most favorite.
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  15. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Perfect fit and the style suits you, you pull it off pretty damn well!

    Keep it and cancel the other order for all I care...
     
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  16. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I understand ocd on custom fit, i really do, but sometimes so,e people are just off the rack. I recently purchased a Vanson model B. Stock sizing. Wouldn't change a mm if i could for free.
     
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  17. MET

    MET A-List Customer

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    Simmons Bilt Nebraska today

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  18. Powerband

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    Thanks for the correction—I’ll take a 50s HB just as happily; I’m new to the HB family. And you’re right, it is an STF (super tight fit). I like the arm holes being higher and appreciate the two-pleat feature. And, yes, I’ll agree that a jacket is right when it feels right... whether or not it’s historically proper.




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  19. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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  20. casechopper

    casechopper My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ATF Tanker Jacket

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