As with any jacket, sizing is important and is based on a person's measurements, body structure and personal preference with fit. We do suggest in certain styles to order 1 size larger than your chest size, as the chest measurement is 1 size smaller then the jacket size. Example a 618 in the steerhide size 42 has the same chest pattern spec as the naked cowhide 118 in size 40.
If a person has an athletic build then any motorcycle style will be large at the waist, as you need to accommodate the chest size. If yo have a larger waist size than chest size then you need a jacket in the size to accommodate your waist and will be big in the chest. Our jacket sizing is based on the average person's sizing. If you want a really tight fitting jacket then a size smaller may do the trick for you. If this is the look that you want, but it may not be the best fit for riding and comfort. I just want customers to be aware that many customers who purchased a jacket in their actual chest size, that we suggested to size up, had to return because it was too small. We can only advise what size you should order based on your measurements, fit and preference is then the individual's decision.
Any jacket that is purchased from our website can be exchanged or returned for a full credit if the fit is not what the individual needs, wants or expected. We have a 90 day return policy providing the jacket is unworn and all tags are on the jacket. Gail