Originally Posted by ziggyosk
I have a question on fit. I am a size 42 in suits, and I was not aware that you should buy an overcoat 1 size bigger than your suit size. I recently bought an Isaia overcoat in size 42. I have not received it yet in the mail, but I'm wondering if it will fit me? I want to wear the coat over my suits, but I don't wear sweaters under there too, just a dress shirt and suit. Also I think i'm really like a size 41 1/2 rather than a 42 so maybe there will be room? I would rather the coat be slim fitting than big. What do you think, have I made a big mistake?
To continue this post, I got my coat in the mail today and it is too small. It's exactly like the Isaia 42R listed here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=86634
All my suits are Hickey Freeman 42's and thats what I tried wearing under this coat. The coat's armholes are much higher than my suit's and the coat pushed the lapels on my suit way up where they were sticking up higher than the coat's lapels and the coat wasn't covering the Suit's lapels in the front or around my neck.
I talked to the seller and I may be able to exchange the coat for a 44 just like the one listed also in this link: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=86634
Looking at the 2 different measurements between 42 and 44 do you think the 44 will fit me? How should my suit lay undermy coat? If I get a 44 will it be possible to wear my Hickey Freemans with the Isaia coat since the Isaia's armholes are higher, or will the size 44 bring the armholes down enough?
Please help I am very stressed