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Taking in a suit half-a-size

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Hoping someone can help with a definitive answer.

 

I've usually been a 38R in the past, but recently got a MTM suit from MySuit and it turns out that a "39.5R" fits much, much better. I've also noticed that some of my other suit jackets are fitting a bit snug around the shoulders & chest now.

 

I just ordered two suits from Macy's (the columbus day sale had some good deals) at 40R. Wondering if it's a huge hassle (and a huge cost?) to take in a suit just a tad from 40R to around 39R.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 5
The difference between a 40R, and a hypothetical 39R or 39.5R, is so minor that it might well be overshadowed by the normal variation in size 40R's.

If the suits you ordered run even slightly on the small side for their marked size, you've little about which to worry. And if they don't, then return them and keep shopping around for 40R suits that are a better fit for you; it's almost always preferable (and often cheaper) to buy an OTR suit which comes as close as possible to fitting you well, right from the start.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

You've got a good point, I guess. The suits I got were the Tommy Hilfiger slim fits...I guess it might me the case that the 40R slim fit fits more like a 39R...here's hoping.

post #4 of 5
There probably aren't any suits on sale at Macy's this weekend that could definitely be called a good deal. Quality issues, sir. You would be better off returning the suits and searching for deals elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by gpn25 View Post

Hi all,

Hoping someone can help with a definitive answer.

I've usually been a 38R in the past, but recently got a MTM suit from MySuit and it turns out that a "39.5R" fits much, much better. I've also noticed that some of my other suit jackets are fitting a bit snug around the shoulders & chest now.

I just ordered two suits from Macy's (the columbus day sale had some good deals) at 40R. Wondering if it's a huge hassle (and a huge cost?) to take in a suit just a tad from 40R to around 39R.

Thanks in advance!

There is no definitive answer. Different makes, different cuts: What matters is how each garment fits not what the label says.
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