It’s been a long time since I made a new post here but I’m going to start updating more often now! I’ve been buying my own custom leather jackets and apparel recently, making my own brand name and I’m pretty excited about it.
I get a lot of emails from guys who are slender, even skinny, yet are tall with long arms. As a result they have a problem trying to find tall size leather jackets that fit them well. Often they get a few sizes larger than they need in order to get long enough sleeves.
However when they do that the chest and body area are way too big. There are a lot more guys with this problem than most think, judging from the amount of mail I get asking for tall sizes.
So let’s say your a guy who is 6 foot 4 inches tall and you have very long arms with a long torso. Yet your chest is a size large, around 42 inches around or so. If you get a normal size large, it will fit you well in the body and chest area.
But the sleeves will be 2 to 3 inches short and the body of the jacket will not be long enough. That’s a very common problem; heck even a lot of “normal” sized guys find the sleeves to be too short.
I’m a bit like that myself. I only have a 41 1/2 inch chest, but I’m 5 foot 11 with long arms. So I often find the sleeves a bit too short. I also feel the damn wind on my lower back because the jacket does not come down long enough in the body area.
Most leather jacket brands carry one or two jackets in a tall size and that is it. Often it’s a plain black, normal motorcycle jacket. Or they only carry a mens tall size in a textile jacket.
What I want to do is make tall sizes for several different leather jacket styles, in several different colors. Like for instance my very popular retro brown cafe’ leather jacket. I’ve had lots of guys ask if I had that in a tall size.
So could you do me a favor and take my poll above? I’d like to get a feel for just how much demand there is for mens tall sized leather jackets. I plan to buy several tall versions of my retro brown cafe’ leather jacket the next time I order a batch, which will be in a few weeks.
In fact if your interested leave a comment with your size requirements and maybe I’ll get your size when I place my order, then contact you once they get in. With enough demand I’ll soon have my most popular dozen mens jackets in a tall size. Thanks! 🙂