Of all the things I've added to my wardrobe recently, this leather bomber jacket has to be in the top five. I originally intended to order it online in a medium which I consider to be my "go-to" size because for some reason it was cheaper online than in store. Instead I decided to call and find out from the department manager if they would honor their online price, which he assured me they would. So I made my way on into my local store and tried on both a size medium and a small....and ended up buying the small because quite simply...it fit better.
Which brings me to a piece of advice that I've found very valuable over the last couple of years - instead of buying your "go-to" or "standard" size, actually try on various sizes, going a size down until you get to that too tight point then buy the size up. I've found that I end up with better fitting clothes doing this. Now of course this presumes that one knows when they've gotten to too tight, but considering that standard sizing tends to be far from standard depending on the brand, I definitely recommend giving it a shot.
Leather Bomber Jacket x St. John's Bay, Quilted Vest x Stafford Prep, Plaid Shirt x JCP, Knit Tie x Tommy Hilfiger, Belt x JCP, Trousers x GAP, Wingtip Boots x Hawkings McGill, Gold "Monopoly" Watch x Nixon, Tortoiseshell Glasses x GANT by Michael Bastian. (Y'all thought I was kidding about JC Penny coming through this past year, huh?)
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out" - James Bryant Conant. This blog is documentation of my journey, sticking my neck out to pursue my passion for men's style and tailoring. - Wale