So true, and this jacket hobby has actually been a good focus and objective for me to keep an eye on my waistline. Whether it's cake or hop based energy drinks I've found cycling helps me with managing mineMuch as I love baked goods, I think I will politely decline! Too many brewed and fermented goods mean I have to work hard to keep my preferred proportions!
JC wrote he made shoulders wider than original in this particular jacket.damn, that's Purdy, and the fit is excellent. a note to some here. all original rw a-2s were made with slightly over lapping shoulders per relative size. and so it is with stanier's rw. after all, Chappy is the original............devil in the details.
Yep, 1/4 overall. I'll leave it to you to decide what difference 1/8 inch either side makes. Only to suggest body variation between size 40 wearers or a C-2 over your shirt would make that differenceJC wrote he made shoulders wider than original in this particular jacket.
"The jacket is almost a basic, stock size 40, but the shoulders are a little wider than most originals."
P.S. This jacket made of such nice leather!
Now there's an interesting question Dany, and the answer may not be too portable across people of a similar size to me. I think it depends on contract and maker and everyone has their own critical dimension; chest, torso length, arm length, shoulder etc. For me it's abdomen measurement, or more bluntly belly, which I need to handle carefully. Generally these days I'm a 40, but can fit a 38 on a good day, which on some Eastman (and Platon's) contract interpretations turns out to be a 42!! Unless I just want a t shirt underneath, and they then can turn out to be annoyingly just too long on a bloke 5' 8" ish tall... I'm happy currently with my ELC Star at size 40 (about 20 inch measure chest) but a good weekend on the beer could blow it!Stanier, what's you usual size in A-2...? Your a 38 or 40?