Vintage Brooks jackets fitment

danielzink

Member
I've heard rumor that the older Brooks Cafe style (and vintage leather jackets as a whole) have a "slimmer" fit per size than current era jackets.

ie: if I'm currently wearing a 44 River Road with a decent liner...should I be looking for a older 46 Brooks ?

Opinions/Thoughts ?

Thanks, Dan
 

Tim

Administrator
Staff member
The only way to buy a vintage jacket is to measure one you have already and get he same measurements for the jacket you’re looking at.

Laying flat on the floor zipped up:

Pit to pit
Seam at back of neck/collar to bottom of jacket on the back
Sleeve length shoulder seam to cuff
Sleeve length pit to cuff
Waist

These should give you a good idea. Most vintage jacket sales on eBay have these sorts of measurements provided.
 

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