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once again the baracuta g9

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i hope you know this jacket.  if you don’t know it, get to know it.  behold the baracuta g9.  it’s a classic.  i’ve blogged about it at least 3 times now.  yeah, it’s expensive as hell.  and yeah, it’s pretty basic, but it’s a jacket you need to own.  while everyone else is out there in last year’s bomber, you can carve your own path in the g9.

here’s the skinny on sizing: it’s slim fit.  here’s the other skinny on sizing: the size measurements are uk sizing.  what does that mean?  it means a 38 is not an american 38.  it fits more like an american 34-36.  size up.  if your jacket size is a 38, you’re going to need a 40 or 42.  want more proof?  i stole the graphic below straight from their website.  don’t say i didn’t warn you.

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baracuta g9 in british tan

a year ago, a good friend of mine gave me his old baracuta g9 in olive green.  it was a size too big for me, but i fell in love with it regardless.  i don’t think i took it off for several months.  this spring i ordered one in my size (the original fits true to your jacket size).  the good news is that it arrived this afternoon; the bad news is that the temperature in nashville was 80 degrees today .  i’m hoping the weather will cool down for a week or two, so i can get a couple of wears in before it’s too hot.

if you’re thinking about buying a baracuta g9, do it.  it’s such a classic jacket.   i get more compliments on my green one than any other jacket in my closet.  and if you’re going to buy one, do it from o’connell’s clothing in buffalo, ny. they have a great selection and take excellent care of their customers.  i can’t recommend them enough.

the baracuta g9 slim fit jacket

today one of my friends offered me his old baracuta jacket.  he had outgrown it and needed a bigger size.  i tried it on and unfortunately it’s slightly too big.  unzipped it might have worked, but zipped the sides poke out too much.  i’m not super skinny but i definitely like a snug fit when it comes to jackets.  this got me thinking: it’s finally time to buy one of these damn things.  they’re pretty much essential to a man’s closet.  i guess i need to stop buying so many pairs of boots.  check out mcqueen in his:

if you’re looking for a cheaper model, check out polo’s version here.  i’ve seen these in person.  they look good too.