In my first year, first year instructors got what was left as it was the last year on that model jacket (we switch every 3-4 years). Mine was two sizes too small. If I held my arms up, the sleeves came halfway to my elbow. It sucked. As a vet for the past several years, I've always had a jacket that fits. I like it a lot. I do feel proud to wear a mountain jacket.
I do know that my mountain was thinking about going to brand "A" garments but decided to stick with brand "K" garments. I really like brand "A" garments, particularly as they are not sold retail in the US so you don't see them a lot. Brand "A" fabrics are really neat too. I do wish that had gone with brand "A". After three years, the mountain will sell us our garments cheap, like $20-30. I didn't even bother to buy my last brand "K" garment at that price but definitely would have if it was brand "A".
--Skier "K" from mountain "W".