Parka arrived today, got a chance to look at it today before work and shit is pretty as fuck. Assuming it fits alright, the thing was a steal. The beige color has a sheen to it that makes it look sort of gold. Thanks for everything.
It's definitely a little short, but not to a fault. I also have a little trouble with the zipper. Other than that this thing is comfortable as fuck and if it's still up don't sleep on it. Size up if you are at all questionable. I'll take some fit pics tonight and post them after dinner.
Ah, fuck. Be really careful when cutting open the pocket, I opened up the interior lining rather than the pocket. The side with the more visible seams (at least on mine) was the one I shouldn't have cut.
Apparently the sewn pocket is somewhat common after doing some research. They say you're supposed to cut the thread with a seam ripper or a small nail cutter. upvote is right, manufacturers do this to hold up it's shape.
Fits look fine to me, btw. Nice and fitted. Can't wait for mine.