I just got my jacket and put a bee jacket on for the first time. Boy am I glad I ordered X-LARGE I am 165pds and 5 foot 11 inches tall and you could almost say it just fits my frame perfect.
I was told a large would work. boy i'm glad I went against that advice, bigger is better.
I also got the Italian hive tool for $6.95. everyone else wants $11.95 for it. From the looks of it, (from a carpenters point of view) it is better that the standard hive tool for working hive bodies and frames.
Overall I am pleased with the order, But my hive bodies are on backorder. I am glad they are extra hive bodies I ordered, otherwise I would be going to home depo for stock to build them myself.(which I don't have time for right now)