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  • Sean
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    really nice jacket. I'm in college and like it. Looked at it during one of their sales but couldn't buy it due to saving for vacation

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  • N.C.
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    Hey DrBenji, just how tall are you? I was looking at the same jacket but stayed my wallet because I was afraid having exactly the problem you've got there. I'm 6:1.5 and that's my honest to goodness height. I'm not sure that the body length would bother me as much as the sleeve length would. I hate shirts that aren't long enough in the sleeves. The sleeves look a tad short on you, what's your sleeve length? I usually wear a 36.

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  • thmage
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    Thread rez:

    For people who got this, any comments on the sizing? I was thinking getting a medium, but after reading some posts on reddit, I'm wondering if small might be a better choice. I generally wear medium for other items, but then again, I also wasn't very style-sensitive until very recently.

    I'm about 5'9" 140lb. I've got a 15.5" neck, 34" arms, and 30" waist. I don't remember my chest size, but I'm guessing it's a 38. So my dilemma is that mediums fit my shoulders well, but they can also be a little baggy at the side and bottom.

    If you guys have tips on the sizing (and the colors for that matter), I'd love to hear them.


    Thanks!

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  • DrBenji
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    It's very definitely navy, and it's the lighting that makes it look darker. It's a fantastic color.

    http://i43.tinypic.com/of8307.jpg

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  • @damenefreghista
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    Dude your roommate definitely does not know what he's talking about. I second Jason. His grandpa must me a rock star. That is a classic jacket, especially the navy, which in your picture looks like a little darker than I thought it would look but maybe because of the lighting. Anyway, this jacket won't ever go out of style. And it's very flexible with how to style it.


    Regarding fit, I think you got the right size. Like trash said, you're not doing it any favors by wearing such a long shirt. It makes it look smaller than it really is. Tuck in the shirt or wear a shorter one and measure the length of the jacket as it falls to your jeans. The jacket should sit somewhere among the belt loops of your waist, like so: http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/annex-dean-james_nrfpt_37_ds.jpg


    If it fits too short. You might want to size up. Don't be afraid of the jacket looking a little relaxed. As you can see from the coolest dude ever, his jacket was a little relaxed too. But I personally think the size you have now is the right size.

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  • Thekillabeejc
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    By the way, I think I might grab one in Soapstone. I was looking for a spring jacket. Does LL Bean run sale code, or is that the best price I'll be able to buy it at?

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  • Thekillabeejc
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    It is my understanding that Harrington Jackets are supposed to sit at/right below the waist. Also, don't listen to your housemates. They are very classic jackets worn by everyone from Elvis to Sinatra to British Mods.

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  • trash
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    I like it too, maybe wear it with a shirt you can tuck in? I think having the shirt stick out from the bottom draws attention to how short the jacket is, or even makes it look shorter than it really is.

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  • DrBenji
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    That's what I thought too. Though if I recall my chat with CS correctly, the large is only half an inch longer in the body, so it's supposed to be short to a certain extent.

    It may look shorter because I wasn't wearing a belt at the time, so my pants are slouching a bit.

    Photo with pants pulled up (can you tell I'm trying to justify it). I just know a large will be a tent on me, so I really want this medium to fit!

    http://i42.tinypic.com/r6zhpe.png


    Also, agreed about not wearing it with an untucked shirt, I just chose a bright, long shirt to give contrast.

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  • jason_carreira
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    Maybe a little too short in the body, but looks pretty good... I wouldn't wear an untucked shirt coming out from under it though.


    Maybe your housemates grandpa was really dapper and cool?

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  • CaliProf
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    Body is too short in my opinion. However, I really like the jacket and think it looks very stylish otherwise.

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  • DrBenji
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    LL Bean Canvas Harrington jacket--need advice



    I can't decide what I think of it. I want to like it, it's really well made. But my housemate seems to think it's something his Grandpa would wear. Some photos of me wearing a medium. Tags still on, what do you guys think? Keep it or not? In retrospect, I sort of wish I had ordered the soapstone, but I couldn't decide about the colour. I'm also really tall, so while the arms fit fine, it seems short in the body.


    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/73622?feat=2-SR0


    http://i40.tinypic.com/1znaluh.jpg

    http://i39.tinypic.com/34guezo.jpg

    http://i44.tinypic.com/25pqq20.jpg

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