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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I've been a lurker for a while.  However, I'm getting ready to relocate to Austria (from the States) and figure it's time to get a bit more serious about quality clothing.  I picked up the below Brooks Brothers 1818 Milano suit on clearance along with the recent F&F 25% discount.  Feeling a little iffy on the fit of the jacket.  I'd love to hear any thoughts on the fit - whether it is worth a trip to the tailor or if I should just send it back to Brooks Brothers?

 

 

post #2 of 21
Return - jacket too big, sleeves look too short

you need to size down at least one size; however, that may not work considering the sleeve length
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

There seems to be a good amount of fabric in the sleeve, so I'm hoping that's fixable.  If anything, it seemed a tad snug in the chest (the jacket seems to pull away a bit in the lapel area), but a bit large at the torso/waist.

post #4 of 21
Should be fixable.
post #5 of 21
doesn't look very flattering on you
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Should be fixable.

Fixable is one thing, 'worth' fixing is another. Would he not be better off going a size smaller and then get it altered?
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post


Fixable is one thing, 'worth' fixing is another. Would he not be better off going a size smaller and then get it altered?


It was clearance and the only 38 available (paid around $350).  I usually wear a 38, but nothing smaller was available.  So, I either just scrap it and return it or have some adjustments made.

post #8 of 21
Welcome to Styleforum nohbdy.
Let that suit go and don't look back.
post #9 of 21
Hard three button suits look bad
post #10 of 21
Hard to tell with the angle, but isn't the whole jacket a bit short on him? the center button seems to high on his body, and it looks to me like a back shot might reveal more of the OP than desired. He definitely should return it, but if I'm right he should probably try a longer length.
post #11 of 21
return it please. you can do much better, i promise.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Hard three button suits look bad

this one sure does anyway
post #13 of 21
Hey man,

I agree with a lot of folks on here. This suit has too short of arms (you probably need a L length) and is actually quite big on you. Also, 2 buttons are always preferred over 3 buttons, so see if you can go that direction instead. I would return it if I were you, and try some other jackets, as I'm sure you'll find one that fits you like a glove.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by nohbdy View Post

There seems to be a good amount of fabric in the sleeve, so I'm hoping that's fixable.  If anything, it seemed a tad snug in the chest (the jacket seems to pull away a bit in the lapel area), but a bit large at the torso/waist.

This is a problem with some 3 button setup. The middle button stance a bit higher and that creates a pull for some body shape. The jacket can be altered easily. I pay around $130 to alter pretty much everything(apart from the shoulder of-course). Shoulder fit is perfect.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post

Return - jacket too big, sleeves look too short
you need to size down at least one size; however, that may not work considering the sleeve length

 

No they don't, the sleeve length is ok it's the shirt sleeves which are too long. If anything I'd shorted the jacket by 1" or 1.5" maybe have it waisted a little at the side seems to get a better fit.

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