My experience with Ornella's "week of jackets" challenge (;, combined with some discussion on a thread of Aida's about jacket length ( got me thinking about jacket proportions and what works (or doesn't work) with what, and why.

First, the jackets. I had five to work with.

1. Tweed. It is 22.5 inches shoulder to hem, which on me hits about 5 or 6 inches below my high hip bone.

2. Navy military-detailed AT jacket. This one has "points" on front that make it 23" from shoulder to hem at longest. In the back it is 21" long.

3. ON collarless denim jacket. 19" from shoulder to hem; this one hits me one to two inches below my high hip.

4. Cropped denim jacket. 18" shoulder to hem. Reaches my high hip bone.

5. Cropped cord jacket. 17" shoulder to hem; ends at my natural waist.

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