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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by soupcxan View Post
I recently tried on a 38R fitz and regent. No question the fitz was slimmer in the jacket (especially shoulders) and the pants. However, the regent had a tighter fit in the waist, because it was a 31, but below that the pants seemed baggy like you would expect from traditional BB. I didn't find the regent to be "slim" at all.

Good to know, thanks! Considering that BB describes the Regent as `a contemporary take on the classic Brooks Brothers suit... Updated with slimmer lines, a narrower lapel with pickstitch detail and trimmer trousers, I would have thought that it was indeed a trimmer suit in that the jacket had less allowance than a more traditional suit and the pants were actually slimmer as well. From what you've posted, seems like the Regent has an normal/average fit with a 7'' drop instead of 6'', hardly what I'd consider slimmer.
post #17 of 22
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I recently tried on a 38R fitz and regent. No question the fitz was slimmer in the jacket (especially shoulders) and the pants. However, the regent had a tighter fit in the waist, because it was a 31, but below that the pants seemed baggy like you would expect from traditional BB. I didn't find the regent to be "slim" at all.
I'd agree. The Regent trousers do come w/ a 7" drop and the Fitz w/ a 6" drop, but the Fitzgerald jacket is slimmer in the shoulders and chest and has higher armholes. The Fitz trousers, despite having less of a drop, are slimmer for the same waist size. Definitely the slimmest BB cut, but by no means fashonista.
post #18 of 22
I recently went to a local BB to try on the Fitzgerald. I tried a 38S, and the shoulders looked like I was wearing a jacket made for my 11 yr old nephew, while the waist looked like I was wearing a suit 2 sizes too large. The trousers fit was loose as well (seat, thighs, not that slim). The BB SA had me try a size 40, and it was way too large.

I then tried the 38S Regent and the jacket fit much better. The pants were still loose, however, and the pleats didn't help matters. I'm not a large person by any means (The Wizard's M Valentino 36S was too large on me!).

I am now very tempted to go with their Suiting Essentials line, where I can get a Regent 38 jacket and separate size 30 pant. They make it to order (you can pick different vents, pocket types, pleat/no pleat, etc) and have a choice of about ~15 fabrics swatches. I'm thinking about going w/ their solid Navy, since it looks so black (my fiancee demands I get a black suit for the wedding...)
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by up1bin View Post
I recently went to a local BB to try on the Fitzgerald. I tried a 38S, and the shoulders looked like I was wearing a jacket made for my 11 yr old nephew, while the waist looked like I was wearing a suit 2 sizes too large. The trousers fit was loose as well (seat, thighs, not that slim). The BB SA had me try a size 40, and it was way too large.

I then tried the 38S Regent and the jacket fit much better. The pants were still loose, however, and the pleats didn't help matters. I'm not a large person by any means (The Wizard's M Valentino 36S was too large on me!).

upbin1, mind if I ask your height/weight?
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
upbin1, mind if I ask your height/weight?

I fluctuate between 140-145lbs and around 5'8" tall
post #21 of 22
^ Close to my height/weight. I decided to order a Fitz in 38S yesterday, based on the following jacket measurements obtained from BB:

REGENT 36S-----38S-----36R

Point to Point 17 3/8------17 7/8------17 1/2

Back Length 29-----29 1/4-----30 1/2

Half Waist 19-----20-----19

Half Seat 20 1/8-----21 1/8-----20 1/8


FITZGERALD 36S-----38S-----36R

Point to Point 16 7/8-----17 3/8-----17

Back Length 28 1/2-----28 3/4-----30

Half Waist 18 5/8-----19 5/8-----18 5/8

Half Seat 20-----21-----20

Looking at those ^, a 38S Fitz comes closest to what fits me in the jacket shoulder and trouser waist.
post #22 of 22
I ended up ordering a Made-to-Order Suiting Essentials (Regent cut) so that I can get a 38 jacket with size 30 pants. Unfortunately, it contains some synthetic material (not sure what it is), but I rather have a suit that fits well rather than one with good fabric.

With the current sale and 15% discount, I ended up paying about $340, not a bad price IMO.
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