Thanks for the honest opinions, they pretty much reflect what I've been thinking myself. Partly, I blame myself. I should have calculated with the 0.5" tolerances when I ordered it with a 24.25" length and given it some extra length just to be on the safe side. I just measured it again and it actually is pretty much 23.5" long. It would have been a short fit with 24.25" and the missing 0.75" just make the crucial difference between a short jacket and a too short jacket. It fits so well in sleeves, shoulders and bodies, it's a shame really. I suppose there's no way around it, I'll have to contact Holly tommorrow.