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post #76 of 107
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
Off topic, but this picture gives me an opportunity to ask a question. You can see a "belt keeper" loop at the front of the pants, right above the fly. How do those work, exactly?
I have to admit I have no idea. Its a loop of material.
post #77 of 107
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Originally Posted by foggy View Post
Think your probably right, my MTM are larger in the chest, but for some reason I get the odd 38 from Carolina Herrara and others that works. Just not this one. The 40 will work, but the trousers with it may need something out the waist. The sleeves are on these are unfinished though and they could come down a 1/2 inch.

Trousers always need to be adjusted. Taking them in in the waist is easy - there's probably 2 inches either way to change the waist size normally. You should be thinking jacket size first.

There are some brands that run large. I think the Benjamin is supposed to be more of European cut, so I'd expect it to run on the smaller side. But why not use your MTM measurements? Or are those only for shirts, not suits?
post #78 of 107
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Originally Posted by foggy View Post
I have to admit I have no idea. Its a loop of material.

I only know what it's called because I read about it on the Benjamin suit site.
post #79 of 107
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
Trousers always need to be adjusted. Taking them in in the waist is easy - there's probably 2 inches either way to change the waist size normally. You should be thinking jacket size first. There are some brands that run large. I think the Benjamin is supposed to be more of European cut, so I'd expect it to run on the smaller side. But why not use your MTM measurements? Or are those only for shirts, not suits?
The MTM's are both but the suits are a true 42", and the same length, sleeve length etc as these , perhaps the shoulders 1/2" bigger too. Small margins but just enough to make me question. I wonder if plus 1 or so bigger will make me think its too large.
post #80 of 107
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
Off topic, but this picture gives me an opportunity to ask a question. You can see a "belt keeper" loop at the front of the pants, right above the fly. How do those work, exactly?

You thread your belt prong through it.
post #81 of 107
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Originally Posted by AlSailor View Post
You thread your belt prong through it.
how dumb are we?
post #82 of 107
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Originally Posted by AlSailor View Post
You thread your belt prong through it.

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Originally Posted by foggy View Post
how dumb are we?

ah......
post #83 of 107
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Originally Posted by foggy View Post
Thats a 38. I'm 5 11" 170lb. 40" chest. 32 waist.

Suits sizes are; chest 41", shoulders: 17.6", Sleeve length: 25.5", Length from bottom of collar: 29.5, Trouser waist: 32", Hem Inseam: 36" Unfinished, Rise: 10.5", Leg width at bottom: 8.3"

I do like a fitted suit, but perhaps I'm pushing it. It does'nt feel uncomfortable though.

Having similar stats as you (5'9, 40' chest, 32' waist), I think you should probably go with a 40R instead.

I'm thinking about getting a 42S for myself, but I see that they don't have any 32 waist pants with a regular rise available (for navy herringbone).
post #84 of 107
Got my suit in the mail today. Overall I'm pretty darn pleased with the amount of suit you get for the money. Think the shoulders are too big, though?










Oh, and those are wrinkles in the middle, the suit isn't pulling.
post #85 of 107
The pick stitching on the sleeve looks very silly.
post #86 of 107
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
The pick stitching on the sleeve looks very silly.

its really not very noticeable in real life. You'd have to be paying a lot of attention to notice at all. I'm sitting three feet away from where my suit is hanging and I can't see it.
post #87 of 107
yea the shoulders do look too big.

wht color is that?

(sorry...can't tell on my phone)
post #88 of 107
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Originally Posted by zizou View Post
yea the shoulders do look too big.

wht color is that?

(sorry...can't tell on my phone)

Its navy. I may just have to live with the shoulders. Thats a 38S and I think a 36 would probably be way too tight in the chest.
post #89 of 107
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post
Your call. Well-dressed men do not wear their trousers on their hips.
Well-dressed men do not wear dungarees outside the home. Well-dressed men do not step outside without a hat on. Well-dressed men do not allow their wives to go to work.
post #90 of 107
I don't understand the obsession to enforce the rule that people should wear pants at their true waist. It is all about proportions, people with very short torso look funny doing so. Likewise, people with longer torso and shorter legs can afford to wear them higher.

Tall people usually look good either way and we all know that men in those classic drawings always appear to be 6'9". Real life applications during those era tell a different story.
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