Standard Sizing Guide: Tight Fit Vs. Loose Fit FAQ

Our Jacket Sizing

 
When choosing a size the most important measurement is your chest circumference.  To do this, take a measuring tape and hold it around the widest part of your chest.  Breathe normally and determine how many inches it takes the tape to complete a circle around your body.  From that single measurement you can select the best size.
 
Now that you know your chest circumference, you should decide if you want a form fitting jacket or a more relaxed fitting jacket.  Every manufacturer has their own size scale but, at Future of Retro Jackets, we like to make things easy.
 
If you desire a slim, tailored, or modern silhouette then you should choose a size that is equal to your chest circumference (Form Fit).  The actual measurement of the jacket will only be 2 inches greater than your chest measurement creating a second-skin feel.  Don’t expect to wear a bunch of layers under this jacket!
 
If you prefer a more relaxed fit then choose the next size or 2 up.  This type of fit provides a more relaxed feel throughout the body including the waist and shoulders. Choosing one size up (Comfort), the jacket will be 3 inches larger than your actual chest measurement.  Choosing 2 sizes up (Relaxed), the jacket will be 4 inches above your chest measurement. This also allows for an additional layer of clothing underneath.  Keep in mind that leather is organic and will stretch over time; the jacket will conform to your body during the “break-in” process.
 
 

Our “Perfect Fit” Sizing Chart For Men

 
We want you to order from Future of Retro Jackets with confidence!  Find your chest size in the row across the top of our chart below and then pick the fit you prefer in that column.  Look to the far left column on that same row to select your perfect fit.  It’s just that easy!
  

Highlighted is an example of a man with a 41” chest that wants our jacket to fit close to the body.  His perfect fit would be a Size 41, his EXACT measured chest size which is a Jacket made 2" in circumference above his chest size.  Had he wanted a more relaxed fit, he would have purchased a size 42 instead (Jacket 3" Above Chest Size).  Had he wanted a bit more relaxed fit, he would have purchased a size 43 instead (Jacket 4" Above Chest Size) A size 40 would be too tight.

 

 

Our “Perfect Fit” Sizing Chart For Women

When choosing a size the most important measurement is your chest circumference.  To do this, take a measuring tape and hold it around the widest part of your chest.  Breathe normally and determine how many inches it takes the tape to complete a circle around your body.  From that single measurement you can select the best size.
 
Now that you know your chest circumference, you should decide if you want a skin tight fitting jacket, a form fitting jacket, or a more relaxed fitting jacket.  Every manufacturer has their own size scale but, at Future of Retro Jackets, we like to make things easy.
 
If you desire a slim, tailored, or modern silhouette then you should choose a size that is equal to your chest circumference (Form Fit).  The actual measurement of the jacket will only be 1 inches greater than your chest measurement creating a second-skin feel.  Don’t expect to wear a bunch of layers under this jacket!
If you prefer a jacket that is very very tight, than you should size down 1 size from your actual chest measurement.  The "Skin Tight" fit will be a jacket that is a circumference of your exact chest measurement.  With the skin tight fit, please be advised that you will not be able to layer with this fit, and the jacket will have to be pulled very tight to zip up.
 

If you prefer a more relaxed fit then choose the next size or 2 up.  This type of fit provides a more relaxed feel throughout the body including the waist and shoulders. Choosing one size up (Comfort), the jacket will be 2 inches larger than your actual chest measurement.  Choosing 2 sizes up (Relaxed), the jacket will be 3 inches above your chest measurement. This also allows for an additional layer of clothing underneath.  Keep in mind that leather is organic and will stretch over time; the jacket will conform to your body during the “break-in” process.

We want you to order from Future of Retro Jackets with confidence!  Find your chest size in the row across the top of our chart below and then pick the fit you prefer in that column.  Look to the far left column on that same row to select your perfect fit.  It’s just that easy!

 
Highlighted is an example of a woman with a 37” chest measurement that wants our jacket to fit close to the body.  Her perfect fit would be a Size 37, her EXACT measured chest size which is a Jacket made 1" in circumference above her actual chest size.  Had she wanted a more relaxed fit, she would have purchased a size 38 instead. (A Jacket 2" Above Her Chest Size).  Had she wanted a little bit more relaxed fit, she would have purchased a size 39. (A Jacket 3" Above Her Chest Size) A size 36, one Size under her exact chest measurement, would be a Skin Tight fit. This is a Jacket of the exact same circumference measurement as her actual chest measurement.  With a Skin Tight fit, the Jacket will be very very tight, having to be pulled to zip up.  This fit is ideal for someone who wants to only wear the Jacket unzipped.