OK, so I am looking into buying a new leather jacket at a relatively low price. It doesn't have to be real nice, but definatley durable as I will be using it. But I have a problem, I have abnormally long arms. And jackets you can buy off the internet for around 100-200$ come in standard sizes with average length arms, which is a big problem unless I want to go quarter-sleave. So I guess my main question is, does anybody know of a online store that sells "Tall" leather jackets?
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
For most shirts, I buy a few sizes too big and then have a tailor take in the extra material. Perhaps if you get a jacket of OK material and find a tailor willing to work with leather, you'll be able to do the same?
Ebay or find a Burlington coat factory in your area. They tend to have odd sizes.
Search on Ebay or get a normal one and get it altered. You can also get it completely stitched.
What type of jacket are you looking for, ie motorcycle jacket, streetfighter style, or just a general jacket? Do you want it to be a robust, slash/roadburn 'proof' thing or does it just have to keep the wind of and look sweet?
I ask because there's a small variety of different types of leather, jacket, et cetera that makes a huge difference in both the price and utility of a jacket.
Sturdy leathers are a little expensive, but last forever. I'd recommend getting a jacket that fits you well from a physical store, or at least ID the style, material, size, and make you want. I'd steer clear of popular brands- as long as it holds together, it's good. Case in point- a counterfeit 'Harley' jacket I picked up in Beijing has survived a few years of beatings and motorcycling, all for less than a fourth of the price of an actual HD jacket.
Tell me a few specifics and I can help you out a bit.
EDIT: I'd recommend against stitching more stuff onto your jacket (as in expansions). But that's just me.
I actually found one, from a neat place called Wilsons Leather. Good price and decent jackets (everything from motorcycle to dress), I'd recomend it to anyone inerested in buying a relatively cheap leather jacket. But thanks for the offer. By the way I was looking for a pretty simple jacket, with a "shirt collar" and pockets that would keep the rain, wind and snow off of me. And it has a good fit so I couldn't be happier.:D