The sun rose on these short jackets in the early aughts when Thom Browne took his first communion suit out of the dryer and sent the original cast of Brownettes down the runway in his signature shrunken kit. Frankie22 , May 9,
When your arms are relaxed at your sides, the jacket length should reach your thumb knuckle. No shorter, no longer. Said length will save you from reinventing your wardrobe every few years and have you and your ass flatteringly covered. This rule, though simple, ignores the fact that people have different proportions. Of course people are different. The suggestion is a general one that takes care of most men. Being that the thumb has two joints, which one would it be?
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