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Fitting into a 42R

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Hey guys, I bought a 42R suit from ExpressMen last fall and was happy with the fit (after alterations) until I went to a store the other day and tried out smaller sizes. Im 5'7 and 145lbs and after I tried 40S and even a 38R I think the useless salesman at ExpressMen advised me to get a size too large for me.

Anyway until I can get another suit (in another color though), is there anything I can do to improve the fit? Also the tailor I went to didnt do a great job IMO as they totally relied on my (inexperienced) opinion on ascertaining what was neccesary to achieve a better fit. If more tailoring is a good avenue to take what are some reasonable places to go to in the DC metro area?
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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Im 5'7 and 145lbs and after I tried 40S and even a 38R I think the useless salesman at ExpressMen advised me to get a size too large for me.



wow, with those specs a 42R would fit like a tent. I'd guess a 38S or maybe even 36 would be your ideal size. Going from a 42 --->38 is not practical as the shoulders are probably too big on the 42 and it's not worth the hassle and expense to get it close to a 36/38

consider it a lesson learned. I'm sure you'll look at the suit with disdain and regret from this day forth.
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Yeah , I already feel that way too bad its my only suit (maybe it was a blessing in disguise that I managed to lose the matching pants ) . Anyway I tried a 36R at Filenes (Armani with interesting 'rough' texture) and it looked ok though when trying to ascertain if it was my size (by pretending to do a hugging gesture) it didnt seem to offer enough room in the back so I presume Im a 38-40.

Im getting a linen/cotton jacket from jcrew then maybe later in summer I'll try to get another suit.
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