Gentlepersons: As I step out of the world of Stafford and Townecraft (when sizing was so simple) and into that of Kiton and Borrelli, the question arises: Â how do I compare my upper body measurements with the suit measurements in the auction? For example, our own member has some wonderful suits on e-bay right now that are "44" but have chest measurements of 48 or 48.5. Â Â I hesitate to purchase, knowing that some off-the-rack 44s fit great, other require me to go to a 46 and shorten sleeves (FWIW, a Brooks Bros 45 is very close). If my chest measures 45, could I fit the 48; in other words, how many inches should I add to my actual chest and shoulder measurements vis the suit's measurements (if any)? I'm okay with the pants and sleeves. As always, your assistance is appreciated.
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5/6/05 at 10:51am