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)
Depends on the make and your build. Are you high-waisted, low-waisted, or average? What length shirt sleeves do you take? How much do you weigh? What size jacket and pant do you wear?
Shortening costs around $ 40-80 in my experience. 1" is normally about as much as you would want to do, but the real problem is pocket placement. Shortening RTW comes all from the bottom, so you have to be careful.
Here are my true body sizes or close to.. should I go for a 38R usually? P2P 41 (16.1 inch) to 42cm (16.5 inch) Chest 35cm (13.8 inch) front and 96cm (37.8 inch) around the chest Shoulder 45 (17.7inch) - 46cm (18.1 inch)
I have several 38R suits that I am considering selling at good prices. (1) A Gianluca Isaia solid navy, beautiful loro piana fabric, lightweight, 3-2.5B, NWT. (2) Cesare Attolini, 38R, 100% super lana, prince of wales gray fabric, 3-2B, light weight, amazing suit, new condition. (3) Kiton, blue diamante, super 100% wool, charcoal with faint narrow stripes, beautiful fabric with great drape, light weight, 3-2B, new condition.
I will be listing these soon, but I figured I would give you guys first crack at them seeing as I know how difficult it is to find 38R in great solid, staple suits. Please PM if interested.
Hey guys. I usually post on the SW&D side of things but I'll be interning in NYC this summer and will likely need a suit/blazer. I'm generally a size 36. Unfortunately, as a broke college student, I can't really spend much money, but I'd definitely be interested in anything you might have. Do PM if you think you have anything appropriate! thanks