Style Debate: How short is too short for a blazer?

Style Debate:  How short is too short for a blazer?
Calvin Klein BODY Topstitched Plaid Blazer – $63.74 (reg. $169.95)

Part of the Calvin Klein Extra 25% off clearance FINAL Sale, meaning, no returns and no exchanges.

Maybe the model has really gangly arms.  Maybe he’s got the torso of a praying mantis so his jeans sit lower.  Maybe it’s his one o’clock lean.  Whatever it is, doesn’t this guy’s blazer appear to be getting a little close to too short?

Billowing is bad.  Fitted is good.  But should the trimness of your X axis also apply to your Y?  The old trusted method of ensuring your jacket is neither too long or too short is pictured below.  Let your arms hang relaxed at your sides.  Curl your fingers up like you were going to grasp the handles on a wheelbarrow.  If your jacket comes to rest in the valley of your fingers without bunching up, you’re golden.  If it’s an inch or two above, it’s too short.

It could be his posture in the first pic.  Take a look at the shot taken from the back.  He’s standing straight up there, and it doesn’t look half bad.  On sale for more than $100 off, all cotton, trim CK “Body” fit, and a nice glen plaid pattern.  Very subtle peak lapels too.  Could be a great find if it doesn’t make you look like a Topman Model.

How do you like your jackets?  A little on the short side?  Longer than most?  Leave it all in the comments below…

The tried and true method.  Cotton Sports Jacket by GAP – $68.60 w/code GAP30.  Full review here.