This comes from the what you are wearing thread, because some people were asking about the fit of some of my suits, and to be honest I'm not totally sure if the fit is getting slightly worse on some of my suits. A little background, I'm more or less the same size as I was when I purchased some of these suits a couple years ago, but I'm slightly bigger in the shoulders and tricep area due to continued muscle mass gain. I didn't think it affected the fits of my suits too much, at least not enough to purchase more (not that I need an excuse) but some people had thought perhaps the fits weren't ideal on some of the suits, so I posted some comparison pics. I'm a pretty straight up 44R in terms of chest but I need slightly wider shoulders, about 20" or so, so not all OTR suits will fit me. Clearly the silhouettes of the two suits are different and I think the Brioni has a more elegant drape, but just wondering about the fits. Also, don't be concerned about the sleeve length, which is more or less perfect on both, I'm not showing as much cuff as I could be because I just threw them on to take the pics. This is a recent suit I've gotten. It's a Brioni that I purchased in 46R, and had taken in a bit. It fits quite well. The only issue that I could take is that the jacket seems like it might be 1" or so too long, comments? This is an Oxxford that I purchased from Filene's in 44R a couple years ago. I think it fits relatively well but the shoulder/upper arm area is a bit more snug than when I first purchased it, however, I'm a bit more comfortable with the jacket length, what do you guys think? To clarify, the suit certainly fits in the shoulders and upper arms, and is easy to put on and take off, and move around in, I just have less room than I do in the slightly larger Brioni. Does it seem like the fit is ok there?
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10/13/06 at 2:25pm