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post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Jacket sleeve length

Looking around for a leather jacket but have a concern on sleeve length. I've been told you want the jacket to not have ripples from being too long. I find the majority of jackets to fit proper on the torso, but the the sleeve lengths are usually too long leaving ripples around the elbow section (short reach). Searching on the net, it says you want it to be halfway down the palm when your arms at your side, majority of jackets go to my fingertips. Should having too much sleeve length be a concern?

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Fine, I'll play nice, lol. I always check for sleeves that when the arms are outstretched, the cuff comes to within an inch or so of the top bone on my wrist. This way gauntlets will cover it, and keep the weather out, but I also don't look like an ape with sleeves too long. With arms relaxed, my sleeve cuff comes down to just the inside of the thumb knuckle (1/3rd of the way into my palm, if that makes sense)

I have a difficult time finding sleeves the right length, too, only I usually end up with sleeves too short.

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Sleeves should come just over your fingertips so you can tuck the grips and levers in there. The important part is that they be as large and bilowy as possible to deflect air around the body in a vortex.

Pants fit is key as well. Skin tight and capri length is optimal.

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As you can tell, pretty serious folk around here. Sheesh, y'all could loosen up a bit eh?

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Thanks for the replies gents , nothing taken seriously out of G00Gi is a good policy around here. LOL

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