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post #106 of 196
Looking for unstructured SCs in size 36s (or just a 36r that runs short...).

I have some 36r to trade if someone have ones that are too short.
post #107 of 196
A general question: At 5'9, it seems that in most jackets, a short fits me better than a regular. (All except the trendiest). Does anyone else agree? However, every single salesperson insists I should be a regular. Also, on that note, since short jackets are harder to find: (1) How much do tailors usually charge to chop about 1" off of a jacket's length? (2) Any good examples of this? I'm curious to see how off the balance is afterwards. (Most on here seem to say that you can safely take off 1", but I'm not so sure)
post #108 of 196
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post
A general question:

At 5'9, it seems that in most jackets, a short fits me better than a regular. (All except the trendiest). Does anyone else agree? However, every single salesperson insists I should be a regular.

Depends on how you want your sportcoat/suit jacket to fit. Generally shorter = more casual, but you have to balance it out with the rest of the outfit
post #109 of 196
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post
A general question:

At 5'9, it seems that in most jackets, a short fits me better than a regular. (All except the trendiest). Does anyone else agree? However, every single salesperson insists I should be a regular.

Also, on that note, since short jackets are harder to find:

(1) How much do tailors usually charge to chop about 1" off of a jacket's length?
(2) Any good examples of this? I'm curious to see how off the balance is afterwards. (Most on here seem to say that you can safely take off 1", but I'm not so sure)
Do what you want, don't listen to salespeople. I have a half dozen 38R's in my closet that I'd have to gain 20 lbs to wear now that I know how to fit myself.

36S's are a size a brick-and-mortar store likely won't carry in every suit. Nothing worse in a sellers mind then selling you on being a 36S only to realize they don't carry that size in the suits you like
post #110 of 196
I love this thread.
post #111 of 196
I'm selling a gorgeous 36R Borrelli navy blazer if anyone is interested!
post #112 of 196
After a jcrew ludlow in 38r
post #113 of 196
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post
A general question:

At 5'9, it seems that in most jackets, a short fits me better than a regular. (All except the trendiest). Does anyone else agree? However, every single salesperson insists I should be a regular.
Funny you should mention that, because I'm also 5'9" and take a 37 jacket, and the Brooks Brothers salespeople in Osaka told me specifically I'd look better in a short than a regular (though both were within the acceptable range). I tend to agree. In the end, you really ought to go with what you feel looks best, and not what the salesperson says.
post #114 of 196
i have NWT hugo boss dark grey suit(Jam/sharp) for sale(or trading). tags says 36, but it def would fit 38. any interest?
post #115 of 196
I'd love to find a grey to charcoal 2 or 3 button in a 38R. (Like many on this thread?)

"Slim" or not matters less to me than it having less than average structure in the shoulders.
post #116 of 196
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post
A general question:

At 5'9, it seems that in most jackets, a short fits me better than a regular. (All except the trendiest). Does anyone else agree? However, every single salesperson insists I should be a regular.

Also, on that note, since short jackets are harder to find:

I'm 5'9" and with my torso length, the Short jackets tend to cover the perfect amount of my backside. I have never been able to wear a Regular without the coat looking ridiculous.
post #117 of 196
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I'm 5'9" and with my torso length, the Short jackets tend to cover the perfect amount of my backside. I have never been able to wear a Regular without the coat looking ridiculous.

I agree, this is an important part of it.
post #118 of 196
From just walking around the streets I see so many people who are more slight than I am. However why is it so hard to find decent jackets with 16.5"-17" shoulders and 28" length.
post #119 of 196
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
From just walking around the streets I see so many people who are more slight than I am. However why is it so hard to find decent jackets with 16.5"-17" shoulders and 28" length.

I hear you, it's not like I'm a freak of nature - I see plenty of dudes that are my size IRL. If it helps here are a few sz36 models that were too long for me but fit my 17" shoulders:

RLBL Anthony
ZZeg no model listed
Roda size S, fully unconstructed jacket
D&G 36

Does anyone make 36L jackets? I took my younger and much taller brother shopping and even though he is wayyyy taller (like 5"s that bastard) than me it turns out he fits the same brands as me, thanks dad for those narrow shoulders! Since he is in his early 20s 36R jackets looked fine on him length-wise (since IMO he can go a bit shorter than SF traditional) and sleeves are *just* long enough on the few he tried but I'd bet if a 36L existed it might be more optimal.
post #120 of 196
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Looking for CC Corneliani 38Rs
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