Windward jackets by Montgomery Ward (and copies)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Windward, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. New one on me. Crazy measurement. :eusa_doh:[huh]
     
  2. Gromulus

    Gromulus Practically Family

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    Hmmm. If it was four sizes bigger I would have been interested!
     
  3. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Did she include the collar or is she just incompetent?
     
  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    No....!

    "Measures 21.5 inch pit to pit , 25 inch top to bottom(top of shoulder seam, not including collar to bottom), 24 inch shoulder to cuff, 17 inch shoulder to shoulder"
     
  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Incompetent. Have you advised her to take more care in future? She really needs some robust feedback.
     
  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I'm surprised this improper way of measuring is a shock to anyone. I've seen it a handful of times.
     
  7. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I've had a repro which I won't name because mistakes or variances happen, and who knows, I could have measured incorrectly at the time. But I remember having the impression the same thing happened where the length I specified in my order was precise only when including the front thing.
     
  8. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

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    Sounds like she is measuring like "A" in this pic:
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    I understand that measurement of the front if it was a shirt (even though I stil feel "zipper-length" is better), but this could be what she is doing by folding up the top seem on the shoulder and measuring from that maybe it gets longer?

    /edit/ dont know if it will be that much longer but still this is how I interpret what she says.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    So this is what is going on...
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    This is a measurement that doesn't help.
     
  10. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Here are more pictures of the jacket:
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    and the fit:
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    It might be fine for the "vintage look", but I prefer mine a tad longer like my GW
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    Any suggestions on conditioning it before the sale? I'm not quite sure as the look now is pretty awesome. It's not stiff.
    Cheers,
    Handymike
     
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  11. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Jacket fits perfectly, not too short. If mine had fit like that, I would've kept it.

    edit: Imho it looks even better than your GW. I would recommend you to Keep the jacket for at least 4 weeks and put it on every now and then. Sometimes, with shorter jackets, you need a moment to get used to them but then you enjoy them a lot. That is what happened to me with my Vanson Stadium, at first I was in shock at how short it was, now it's my currently most worn jacket. Because short in this context does not mean too short, it's just a getting used to something different, but good, too.
     
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  12. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Keep it man! Here's mine (and it's short too). Much prefer your model though.
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  13. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Short paranoia. Don't let it force a bad sale! Those pics look good. To me. Guys, there's all different styles.
     
  14. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Handymike, the fit looks sharp and suits the style completely. To me, that's a keeper!
     
  15. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    You can certainly get away with it Mike, but do you like that look? Nice to see more of these on different people. Still not sure it's a pattern I much care for.
     
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  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Honestly, I wouldn't be in a rush to sell this one if you like the Windward style. They're supposed to be a shorter jacket - I do think the cut would look all wrong if you took it to the length of the other jacket in your post. Looks great on you, IMO.

    As to conditioning, if it's dry I'd give it a good Pacarding, but otherwise leave it alone.
     
  17. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    +1
     
  18. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Yeah, I'll second what I said before. Don't rush selling it, sometimes love takes a while and that fit is great. If you do sell it, drop me a msg before selling please, might be interested.
     
  19. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a beautiful jacket, and I can't imagine a better fit. I believe that's exactly the way it's supposed to look. I wouldn't think of selling it.
     
  20. A-1

    A-1 One Too Many

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    Dear handymike,
    To be honest, if you do not keep this jacket, you will regret it! This is one of the best fits I’ve seen around here.
    It’s a wonderful jacket and it fits and suits you perfectly.
    Spoken plainly, if you don’t mind. Don’t be a fool and sell this jacket.
     

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