Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: North Vancouver
Year/Make/Model: 2005 Vulcan 800 Classic
Finding clothes that fit is such a pain in the nards. Even something as simple as a t-shirt, every brand fits differently. I can literally wear anything from a small to an extra large, depending on the brand. I've tried on jackets where the arms felt tight, but you could pull the front 6-8 inches off my chest, and it wasn't long enough. The sad fact is that unless you have tried something on in a store, you just can't be certain that it will fit properly if you order it online, even if it's your size. This especially matters if you are extremely picky about how your clothes fit, like me.
My suggestion is try on a few different jackets at a few different stores, write down the brand and name or style number or whatever, then check to see if anyone is trying to sell one in your size used on craigslist, or you can try to find something online. Or, you could of course always go back to one of the stores you tried the jacket on at and get it from them, it's good to support local businesses!
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