626 medium - sizing problem
I always wanted a Schott - no vendor here in Austria...no chance to go to a store and try some on. After digging through so many reviews and google hits on various styles I gave it a shot on a used (but like new!) 626 in size M.
My goal was: finding a style which resembles the good old punk rock times, one that fits snug but not tight...with sleeves not reaching my thumbwrist.
I was stunned when I recieved it...looked like I hit just the right size for me.
After 4 days I think I'll have to let it go...here's why:
The overall length is spot on. The sleevelength is ok, I whish the sleeves were just half an inch or an inch shorter but ok, no big deal.
The problem is the area at the shoulders / back.
I cant wear a hoody underneath - no way. So I tried a thin flanell shirt (ies jacksonville)...just ok. But after wearing the jacket for a few hours I literally have bruisestreaks in my armlet (from the shirt wrinkling in my armlet under the jacket).
When I sit in the bar, leaning a bit forward with both forearms on the table...I feel the leather in my back where my shoulderblades are so tight that after sitting in this position for minutes it even cuts my bloodflow in the arms.
I cant lift the pint up to my mouth without feeling very uncomfortable...
The overall length is great, also the sleevelength just as I've said before but in the back it stretches so damn much that its very unpleasent around the shoulders, in my armpits and my armlets.
I can close the jacket just fine.
Whar are my options? Sizing up to L (same model) would mean that the sleeves would also come longer - which I dont want! Also the overall length of the jacket would increase - which I also don't want!
My chest is a 39 and I am 5.10. Average built but more on the slim (not skinny) side.
So my logic says that just going one size up on the same model isn't an option for me.
Is the 519 or the 613s a better option for me? If yes, should I take the 519 in size M also or would this be just the same as with the 626?
Same question on the 613s.
I don't plan riding my motorcycle with it...I just want that slim punk rock look.
I've attached some pics of my 626 size M below...