Exactly. My arms didn't fit in the L. Literally, didn't fit. Regarding the Esemplare, it is labeled a 3XL, which is funny, but it is the best fitting most perfectly proportioned (for me) sweater I have. Shoulders, chest, waist, length, arm length, neck opening, are all dead on perfect. NMWA: buy more items or have more items made for you on the Humphreys pattern.