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post #16 of 25
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5 foot 8 inches 150 lbs.  I have to find the slip, however the tailor told me 40 R in a standard suit is my best fit due to my broad shoulders.  I have to go more for a slim suit due to my frame.  Otherwise the suits tend to hang off me.  I will try to post a picture of me in a suit.  The Abboud I picked up is a 38 regular, however this one seems to fit me quite well.  

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

I just recently purchased this blue plaid suit from Joseph Abboud.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/joseph-abboud-navy-plaid-wool-suit/3190583?origin=category&resultback=4341

I was actually looking for a slim fit suit.  I am a thin set individual who wears a 40R.  The classic suits tend to hang on me.  However the Joseph Abboud in 38 Reg fits quite well.  I haven't altered the suit yet.  I am thinking of returning it mainly because I seem to be having trouble matching shirts that would go with that suit. I was wondering if I could pick up a blue or navy slim solid suit for that price instead like the one shown in line below.

http://www.gq.com/images/style/2012/01/ewan-mcgregor/ewan-mcgregor-02.jpg

I need it for two weddings coming up.  One of them will be down in Puerto Rico in April.

 



Any suggestions?  Thanks!





I really do not believe that you cannot find suitable shirts. A wealth of different shorts would match that suit. If it fits satisfactorily then put yourself to the trouble of getting the shirts - just go to a shop and choose.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

5 foot 8 inches 150 lbs.  I have to find the slip, however the tailor told me 40 R in a standard suit is my best fit due to my broad shoulders.  I have to go more for a slim suit due to my frame.  Otherwise the suits tend to hang off me.  I will try to post a picture of me in a suit.  The Abboud I picked up is a 38 regular, however this one seems to fit me quite well.  

You mentioned 39L? At 5'8 you should be nowhere near a "long" unless its some wild brand like Thom Browne that cuts ridiculously short. What was your actual chest measurement?
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

5 foot 8 inches 150 lbs.  I have to find the slip, however the tailor told me 40 R in a standard suit is my best fit due to my broad shoulders.  I have to go more for a slim suit due to my frame.  Otherwise the suits tend to hang off me.  I will try to post a picture of me in a suit.  The Abboud I picked up is a 38 regular, however this one seems to fit me quite well.  

To give you a reference, I'm 5'7" and my weight will vary between 150-160lbs depending on circumstances. I have also been told that I have relatively broad shoulders; this is probably due to my rock hard and rippling, yet sensual, athletic build.

Ok, forget the last bit. But my point is that I'm a 38S, and I do have an athletic build. A 40R would be much too big on me; I really can't see it fitting you.
post #20 of 25
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I have been trying 38R and they do not fit. I have very long arms too and it requires me to bump up to a 40R. I made a mistake before, I have a grey sportscoat by Tallia Orange I bought from Macys Herald Square that is a 38L. It fits me perfectly. I have taken a few pictures in the Joseph Abboud I recently purchased.  Like I said before there suits run a bit larger and 38R fits me fine in my opinion.  Let me know what you guys think.

 

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post #21 of 25
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I have been trying 38R and they do not fit. I have very long arms too and it requires me to bump up to a 40R. I made a mistake before, I have a grey sportscoat by Tallia Orange I bought from Macys Herald Square that is a 38L. It fits me perfectly. I have taken a few pictures in the Joseph Abboud I recently purchased.  Like I said before there suits run a bit larger and 38R fits me fine in my opinion.  Let me know what you guys think.

 

http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%203.jpg

http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%204.jpg

http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit.jpg

post #22 of 25
You are definitely a 38R. No long size needed. No size 40 either. Your shirt cuff needs to show. Wear a white shirt with that suit. Dark and neutral ties (check out the soporific tie porn thread). You're welcome.
post #23 of 25
Looks good off the rack, no need to go up to a long size. I like the pattern, too. A nice, crisp white shirt and you are well on your way...
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

I have been trying 38R and they do not fit. I have very long arms too and it requires me to bump up to a 40R. I made a mistake before, I have a grey sportscoat by Tallia Orange I bought from Macys Herald Square that is a 38L. It fits me perfectly. I have taken a few pictures in the Joseph Abboud I recently purchased.  Like I said before there suits run a bit larger and 38R fits me fine in my opinion.  Let me know what you guys think.

http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%203.jpg
http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%204.jpg
http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit.jpg

You have to remember that a suit that fits properly isn't going to feel the same as your regular street wear, especially if you're going for a slim look like the Ewan Mcgregor pic you referenced; it's going to feel more snug. This is one of the reasons why guys often think they are a larger size than they actually are. You're taller and lighter than me with longer arms; it just doesn't add up that you're going to be bigger in the chest and shoulders. And I wouldn't base the fit just on sleeve lengths alone either as that can be altered; and as already mentioned, you're supposed to show a bit of cuff anyways.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

I have been trying 38R and they do not fit. I have very long arms too and it requires me to bump up to a 40R. I made a mistake before, I have a grey sportscoat by Tallia Orange I bought from Macys Herald Square that is a 38L. It fits me perfectly. I have taken a few pictures in the Joseph Abboud I recently purchased.  Like I said before there suits run a bit larger and 38R fits me fine in my opinion.  Let me know what you guys think.

http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%203.jpg
http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit%204.jpg
http://www.sid.philmcfly.com/Suit.jpg

The jacket looks too big and is not cut nicely. As for sleeve length, you want some cuff to show and a tailor can usually lengthen the sleeves. In fact, your sleeves are too long in that photo.

I'm a 38L. This is what I look like in a fitted jacket. (Yes, the drop is a little more exaggerate due to the shoulders and tailoring done on the waist). However, this is what you should be able to achieve as a size 38 if you have a slim waist/no big belly. This is a Navy Ralph Lauren Black Label sport coat like the suit I linked for you earlier :

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