: Hey Nate, everything I've read about the awesome 613US jacket for the japanese market is that Schott won't release it to the US - period. Seeing as your tailored your own 613 to slim down the sleeves, do you have any knowledge of why this is? Surely there's a group of customers who want a slimmer 613 OTR. I just ordered a 626 a week or so back and am a little anxious about the length
The 613US is a model commissioned by our Japanese distributors to cater specifically to the body type over there. We do not carry it in the US because it’s contracted for them. We just came out with model 519 that will fit approximately the same as the 613 with slimmer sleeves by removing the underarm footballs.
Anonymous: Curious about your height. No offense, but you don't seem like a super tall dude although I could be wrong. You mentioned you prefer the 613 over the 626 because of the overall length. I'm trying to get a 626 but I'm approx. 5'8.5", I'm afraid the jacket will fall beyond the waist which is a deal breaker. Anyways, your height and where did the jacket fall for you above of beyond the waist? Thanks, I'd appreciate it!
I’m 5’10 and a few. My jackets hit just above the belt line (about one inch). My 626 is about an inch and a half under it.
Anonymous: I just purchased my first denim jacket, but I'm unsure of how to wear it. Problem is I can't find a straight answer on double denim. Good or bad? How do you recommend I wear it?
There’s no rule to it. Don’t read what GQ or Esquire (sorry friends) say about how you should and should not wear it. Do what you feel. It doesn’t matter what shade of color the denim jacket is, wear it with your denim jeans. Or maybe even a pair of khakis. It’s pretty bad ass to do what you want, don’t conform to anything.