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Does a jacket size 40R correspond to Medium or Small?

post #1 of 21
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I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled. Of course, generally I understand that it's best to try and see what fits. I'm just curious what the industry standards are...

Thanks,

JD
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by JDelage View Post
I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled. Of course, generally I understand that it's best to try and see what fits. I'm just curious what the industry standards are...

Thanks,

JD

depends on the designer - I'd say an american 40r is a large whereas a european 40r is more medium.

Generally most sites will consider a 40R a large.
post #3 of 21
Definitely not a small.
post #4 of 21
a size 40r is a medium.
post #5 of 21
When I buy a RTW coat/jacket, it is a 40R.
When I buy a RTW shirt from among those sized S, M, L, XL, etc ... I almost always wear a M.
When I buy a RTW sweater sized S, M, L, XL, etc ... I usually wear a M ... but sometimes a L.
post #6 of 21
40R is a medium. The size tables may be giving the actual measurements off the garments, a 40 inch chest is pretty normal for a size small sweater.
post #7 of 21
Extra Medium
post #8 of 21
40r could be anything: from small to large,as the actual measurements would change based on the manufacturer, model etc...formal sizes on the label mean nothing
post #9 of 21
Regular
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post
40r could be anything: from small to large,as the actual measurements would change based on the manufacturer, model etc...formal sizes on the label mean nothing

+10000

I am a 40L, so basically the same as you. I have to wear a small in some designers to a large in others; it really depends on the cut and shape. For instance, RLBL runs pretty slim and I vary between a M and a L in that, and don't have to size up in the suits like many do.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by JDelage View Post
I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled.
A 40-inch chest (20" pit-to-pit) is a small, or a medium on the small side. A size 40 jacket is usually 21-22.5 inches around the chest, and corresponds to a medium in most cases.
post #12 of 21
Much closer to M than to L
post #13 of 21
I wear a 36R, and both 38R jackets and basically every single 'medium' out there fits like a tent on me.
post #14 of 21
A 40R is like the definition of medium suit! From my young and unprofessional opinion.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post
A 40-inch chest (20" pit-to-pit) is a small, or a medium on the small side.

A size 40 jacket is usually 21-22.5 inches around the chest, and corresponds to a medium in most cases.

^ This.
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