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The stitching quality lets it down...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 December 2017
This was the replacement for the 'Large' one I ordered previously - as I mentioned in the other review - being French-made, it was too tight across my chest and shoulders.
The Extra-Large is, as expected, very long in the arms, but now larger enough for me to both breathe AND moved my arms at the same time.
It looks and feels okay.
When looking for, and finding, the interior pocket, the quality of the stitching revealed itself.
I made to open the pocket, by pulling upon the Velcro section on the upper-edge, and one side of the pocket simply pulled away from the jacket's lining - the Velcro remaining resolutely connected.
I can't be bothered to return yet another jacket, so I shall simply carry out the required repairs myself - it will hold together then.
Why the hip-pocket flaps are ironed in such a way to make it looked 'rugged and lived-in' is, for an ex-military chap, quite beyond comprehension, so they'll be properly ironed at the first opportunity.
Who ever heard of such a thing? It's as non-sensical as buying jeans with holes already in them, or walking around with your underpants on display, telling the world your arse is for sale to the highest bidder, for pity's sake!