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post #106 of 113
Sounds like it fits him in the shoulders but is too big in the chest. If he bought his size it would be too small in the shoulders with the right chest. So he either buys the bigger one or decides the brand isn't for him.
post #107 of 113
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Originally Posted by bsarosi View Post
Is $250 for a BNWT (basted, unhemmed) Caruso Sartoria Parma a good deal if it is a size too big?

Background: I'm usually a 46R in the Neapolitan cuts such as ISAIA (which tends to be a 44R in Hickey Freeman for me), but came across a Caruso Sartoria Parma that was a 48R. Although it appears many recommend not sizing up, I found the 48R to be pretty close to my measurements. Besides having the sleeves shortened/finished and the hem finished, the only other alterations would be bringing in the chest and waist of the coat (about an inch) and bringing in the waist of the pant.

So, if you were in my shoes, would you pull the trigger on the suit?

I'd buy it, take it to a good tailor, and if he says he can't take it in enough, sell it or return it.
post #108 of 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by bsarosi View Post
Is $250 for a BNWT (basted, unhemmed) Caruso Sartoria Parma a good deal if it is a size too big?

Background: I'm usually a 46R in the Neapolitan cuts such as ISAIA (which tends to be a 44R in Hickey Freeman for me), but came across a Caruso Sartoria Parma that was a 48R. Although it appears many recommend not sizing up, I found the 48R to be pretty close to my measurements. Besides having the sleeves shortened/finished and the hem finished, the only other alterations would be bringing in the chest and waist of the coat (about an inch) and bringing in the waist of the pant.

So, if you were in my shoes, would you pull the trigger on the suit?

if it fits in the shoulders and length, and not bigger than 2 extra inches in chest, go for it.
post #109 of 113

bumping this thread with a request for info about Caruso labels: I bought one of the Yoox Caruso suits, hoping for a Sartoria Parma label but no, the label is 'CARUSO' in black upper case lettering on a white background.

 

It feels fully canvassed, but doesn't have working buttonholes or any other particularly nice touches.... anyone know where a suit with this label sits in the Caruso hierarchy?

post #110 of 113
Fully canvassed. Has less handwork than SP but is still a solid suit (better than 99% of the stuff that's out there).
post #111 of 113

Thanks!
 

post #112 of 113
It seems that Raffaele is gone from CARUSO. I have a Caruso jacket from Nieman Marcus and the first name is gone:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/332774/1295-caruso-jacket-us-size-42-r-100-wool-two-button-two-vents-lightweight#post_6097320
post #113 of 113
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