For many years I have struggled to find good pants. Pants that fit well. Not too tight but not too baggy, not too long but not too short. I want to walk the streets of the city and feel proud, not embarassed. Luckily, thanks to the rise of Uniqlo, I have done quite well with pants over the past several years. Their regular fit pants look great on me, and I often receive compliments from women who want me and men who want to be me.
Winter jackets are another matter. I am a man who can be quite slim, but lord knows thanks to my fried chicken adventures and cream dessert proclivities, I can also carry around a few extra pounds. Now, keep in mind, the extra pounds are limited and I still look incredibly dashing, but it's true, sometimes I am slightly puffy, especially in my cheek and breast areas. My ample breasts, in particular, can make finding a well-fitting winter jacket quite difficult.
What sort of jacket am I looking for? Well, I don't want to regularly wear a gentleman's top coat. I also don't want a North Face expedition parka. I want a jacket that is classy and semi-casual but also warm and functional. Many jackets these days are down, and they frankly are too puffy for me, adding to my already considerable breastal girth. I don't know what to do.