So, there is general agreement that the shoulders are at least a half inch wider than what is perhaps ideal.
I’m most intrigued by Broke and Bespoke’s response. It would indicate that there is up to 3/4 of an inch of leeway in the width of the shoulders. A Fistful of Style also suggests there is some acceptable leeway. Is this a consequence of both being major thrifters? Is this a necessary component of relying on thrifting to build one’s wardrobe?
I don’t have another jacket like this in my closet and I’m unlikely to come across anything similar any time soon. I really like the brown. The faint blue windowpane gives it a bit of pop. The material has a great texture. It’s double-vented, which I prefer (and which is currently trendy). Yet, because they were not what was trendy when the clothes currently being thrifted were purchased, they are the least common vents I come across. It is also beautifully constructed by Samuelsohn (a greatly underrated Canadian suit maker).
I’m going to post soon on some of the mistakes I’ve made in the evolution of my style. I don’t consider this jacket to be one, although I think I have a more sober understanding of its limitations.