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jacket sizing conundrum

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Im a natural 41 in sportcoast, but the line Im looking at comes in 40 and 42 only. Is it easier to take a 42 in a bit, or let a 40 out a bit?
post #2 of 11
It depends on your specific measurements. If you have, or can borrow, any size 40 or 42, take it to a good tailor and ask how easy it would be to make the adjustments.
post #3 of 11
Can you actually try on the jackets? Because I'd be willing to bet that you're at least a bit closer to the 40 or the 42, and not precisely in the middle.
post #4 of 11
Consider a Euorpean make in size 52 (translates to a US 41).
post #5 of 11
It seems that taking in as a rule works better than letting out. Have you considered mtm or bespoke?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by thinman
Consider a Euorpean make in size 52 (translates to a US 41).

Here, here!

And also some lines are cut more closely than others....e.g., Corneliani vs Isaia.

Perry
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips everyoone. Unfortunatly I can't test the particular aticles, as they are online. I guess Ill go for the larger size. Im 24, and more likely to grow into it than shrink...

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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
It seems that taking in as a rule works better than letting out. Have you considered mtm or bespoke?

I have, but then my GF tells me "have you considered rent". I'm looking at a $1000 ceiling for this suit.
post #8 of 11
I'd definitely go bigger rather than smaller.
post #9 of 11
If they are a common brand, found in a store near you, and you were so inclined, you could try them on for size locally and then decide. Get the size that fits your shoulders and chest the best. You want to alter the waist, take in or let out, and not the upper parts of jacket. Less expensive brands have smaller oulets and less to let out. Best to take in the waist than let out.
post #10 of 11
What sort of suit is it, out of curiosity?
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
http://www.pakeman.co.uk/products.asp?cat=92 "Charcoal Flannel SB Suit Jacket Traditionally made from a 14oz flannel with a three button front, four button cuffs, centre vent, slanting pockets including an outside ticket pocket." Fused, no doubt, and with a center vent, but its a good price and exactly the look I want, so I think I'll go for it.
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