newsuit222

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Is this jacket too short? It appears to cover my butt in the back (just barely), though looks shorter than most in the front based on the thumb test.
 

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delicious_scent

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I say no. It reaches the bottom of your crotch which is often what I go by.

Could it be longer? Sure, but it still greats on you IMO.
 

never behind

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It could be a little longer but I think it still works. Main point for me is it does cover your butt.


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eagle2250

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To my eye and for my tastes the OP's jacket is too short by an inch...maybe two. But, to each his own. ;)
 

SG_67

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It’s just borderline. In the end my preference would be for just an inch longer perhaps.

You’re standing still now, so yes, it is technically covering your backside, albeit barely. When you start to move, however, that coverage will disappear.
 

JBierly

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Do you have long arms and legs compared to your torso? Honestly, the jacket fits to the extent it covers your crotch and buttocks - so I think you are fine and meet that "rule." But it does seem a bit short which makes me think you have disproportionately longer arms and legs. If that's the case then it may fall a bit short of the other "rule" that the length of the jacket is about half the length of your body from the neck down. Anyhow, I wouldn't stress over it at all - I respectfully disagree with Richard's opinion that it is too short by contemporary standards - indeed, I would say it falls well within contemporary standards. Most modern fits don't cover as much real estate as your jacket covers. None the less, for your next suit, consider at least an inch longer. I will add that I like my jackets longer than is currently fashionable which keeps me away from some RTW and would probably get me in an argument with some sales people over what is a good length for a jacket. Reminds of one RTW jacket that I had altered where I was told "never buy a jacket that long again." I think it might be an inch longer than most of my stuff!
 

newsuit222

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This is a custom made suit, and appears to have a little fabric inside the back. Would it be dangerous to ask the tailor to lengthen it by a half inch? Is that possible and would it screw with the balance?
 

London380sl

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A little too short and probably a little too late to fix. If it is too late don't sweat it. It's still acceptable. You'll just be contemporary rather than classic :).
 
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