Well, VT got back to me saying the 36 measured 20" pit to pit. Shocking, I know. I'm really hesitant to take it. This is the fifth coat they've measured for me and I just can't believe that all of the 38s have measured like the 40 I have. It's also strange that they keep coming back to me with with measurements that are right on the line. It's almost as if they rounding them off. I'm glad they've been willing to measure them for me, but it's also proven rather frustrating.
They are wrong. If you have emailed them enough you will realize that if you ask for real measurements they will take the tag size and add 4".
When I asked about the 34 he told me its 4" ontop of tag size so it's 38. He doesn't actually measure it. You are still taking a chance when you order on VT.. Nothing you can do about it.