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post #76 of 88
Thread Starter 
UPDATE FROM GERMANY: pretty much every department store in Germany carries tons of suits in 38L (and even 36L). Euro brands like Hugo Boss, etc, but even brands like Tommy Hilfiger, who don't sell that size in the US.
post #77 of 88
Thread Starter 
bunch of Hilfiger 38L suits on Gilt right now, actually
post #78 of 88
I'll throw my hat into the ring on this one by talking about some brands that people should look into. For what it's worth, my measurements are:
38L
32 waist
33 inseam
15.5 neck
35 sleeve
155 lbs

Sweaters:
Often a hard thing to find for the tall, thin man. Someone mentioned either on this thread or on the www.styleforum.net/t/134832/rules-for-the-tall-and-skinny-man/ thread that European brands tend to work better, and I would agree.
H&M mediums fit quite well despite the lack of quality, but hey, a v-neck is a v-neck.
SNS Herning mediums. I am surprised no one has mentioned these. SNS sweaters are cut rather long, tend to have higher armholes, and are trim without being tight. I have like 5 or 6 of their sweaters.

Dress Shirts:
You're effed. Go to a tailor, get some custom shirts made. I've tried and I've tried, but it just doesn't work. Occasionally a Brooks Bros. Extra Slim Fit shirt will work, but sometimes their sizing is inconsistent (i.e. I have one that fits great, and another that is pretty meh).

Suits:
ZZegna's 38R Drop 8 model are usually cut a bit longer, as are a number of the more "fashion-y" Italian brands (Etro, Gucci, some of the Dolce).
Burberry Prorsum stuff is longer, and sometimes you will need to size up to a 40.
RLBL 40L seem to work well (although I find the jacket length a bit too long for my taste), and they make some 38L if you're closer to a 36 than 38 (the consensus is to size up when dealing with RLBL)
Phineas Cole does 38L, and it's really more of a 38R. The sleeves are unfinished so the tailors at Paul Stuart can extend a bit and then put on the buttons. This is helpful.
Shipley & Halmos 40R have sleeves cut on the longer side. Shipley tends to be a brand where people need to size up in suiting. Plus pants are separates so if you're waist is particularly small or large, this can be helpful.
Hugo Red Label 38R tend to have sleeves on the longer side with a trimmer fit than Hugo Black, but it's not perfect thru the body.

Pants:
Epaulet Walt fit
Howard Yount trousers are tastefully slim
Gant Rugger makes pretty long, trim pants
post #79 of 88
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your good comments Deppitm--
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

Sweaters:
Often a hard thing to find for the tall, thin man. Someone mentioned either on this thread or on the www.styleforum.net/t/134832/rules-for-the-tall-and-skinny-man/ thread that European brands tend to work better, and I would agree.
H&M mediums fit quite well despite the lack of quality, but hey, a v-neck is a v-neck.
SNS Herning mediums. I am surprised no one has mentioned these. SNS sweaters are cut rather long, tend to have higher armholes, and are trim without being tight. I have like 5 or 6 of their sweaters.

Yeah, scandinavian brands like H&M (perfect fit-- wish their quality was better, too) seem best for sweaters due to long arms and body and slim chest. Thanks for the tip on SNS Herning!

They're pricey but Burberry mediums (actual London or Brit-- they stuff they make for Nordstrom and such are cut more big in the chest) are excellent for us. Their styles can vary but ALL Saints Spitalfields mediums and even smalls can work. EDUN is worth looking into-- it seems like they are cut longer than usual.
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Dress Shirts:
You're effed. Go to a tailor, get some custom shirts made.

Completely agree.
post #80 of 88
Bumping this because I am curious if anyone stays up on Marks and Spencer. Looks like they switched their lines up since this thread. There is no longer a "Signature" line. I assume that is now their "Savile Row Inspired" line, which they claim is half canvas? I assume everything else is fused? Looks like their "satorial" line is still designed by Timothy Everest while their "Savile Row Inspired" is designed by Richard James.



Gotta be honest guys, for 20% more than a decent 38L I can go MTM. Its impossible to find a deal on this size... and I am really sick of looking for suits.
post #81 of 88
Thread Starter 
M&S has extra 20% off today only.

I haven't kept up on M&S - seems like the Timothy Everest stuff still uses good fabrics.

Some of the Sartorial are full canvas with cashmere blend. At 500 pounds that's pretty good, especially given the frequent sales.

Their Limited Collection suits (marketed towards young men) are cheap fabrics but the skinny cuts suit me well.
post #82 of 88
Just put up for sale two BB 1818 suits in size 39L.
They are basically new (minor alterations).
post #83 of 88
Corneliani makes them

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post #84 of 88
As I find myself slowly descending into 38L territory from my normal slim 40L, this thread has been helpful. I need a 32" BOC; can anyone recommend some brands?
post #85 of 88

SuitSupply has 38L in many of their styles. I picked up a blue Washington Fit and came away very happy.

post #86 of 88
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SuitSupply has 38L in many of their styles. I picked up a blue Washington Fit and came away very happy.

Bumping on super late to tell you I don't believe they change their button stance. 38S, R and L all have the same stance, just longer in the sleeves and quarters.

 

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post #87 of 88

Digging up a thread here but FWIW I just noticed that Brooks Brothers does 36, 37, 38L & XL in their Suiting Essentials Design Your Own thing for those interested in a cheapish half-canvas suit.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/designyourown/designyourown,default,pg.html

post #88 of 88

SuitSupply La Spalla, Sienna and York have pretty decent 38L slim fits and low button stance. I'd love to try a different (higher quality) brand though, but having a real hard time finding anything (including marketplace and ebay).

 

Would be great to revive this thread and get some more suggestions coming :)

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