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Based on the generous measurements of the suit, I don't blame you for initially going with the 38. That said, I agree with Unbel.
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Yeah, that is a ridiculously good fit for OTR. I think Murlsquirl need not by any other make from here on out; only a matter for winning the lottery for him.

True, it's folly to hope that you get as good a fit as Murl's, but I don't see any downside for Rudals getting a 40 instead. The 38 looks nice, but I think a 40 will be even better in every area.
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Yeah, that is a ridiculously good fit for OTR. I think Murlsquirl need not buy any other make from here on out; only a matter for winning the lottery for him.

Thanks. Other than trying out NSM or Steed, it will be Formosa from here on out. I cant think of any reason for me to buy anything else. The grey flannel and MTO SC are coming soon.
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No shift in topic, people need to order that Formosa gun check! bigstar[1].gif

Oh, and NMWA has free shipping and free returns for the very reason above - to encourage seeing things in person and trying things on without commitment. So totally not an a-hole thing to do,

Especially if it means you can get in on the gun check order

But seriously, if your only hesitation is you feel guilty about taking advantage of their return policy, then you really should order one to try on at home.

It's what I'm in the process of doing right now, only time's running short (I had them next day delivered) as Greg wants to lock the order in by end of week. Tick tick

I think NMWA understands it's part of the upfront cost of doing business; once you've established your fit in a particular maker, no need to revisit the process.
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Just picked up my midnight blue Sartoria Partenopea from the dry cleaners. This is the best I can do at the moment for a fit pic. I love the shoulders and the chest area, and the trousers are wide enough for my thighs, which is a relief compared to suitsupply. I went for a conservative break in the trousers, but I think I like it.

 

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Typical YMMV applies. I ordered one of the Rubinacci shirts a while ago. The collar was ridiculously small, contrary to what was depicted in the photo.

If that's the case I better order one. I wear 16 to 16.25 collar so it may actually work, satisfying my Rubinacci curiosity even though it's RTW.

Looking back, I think my post was a bit ambiguous. The collar itself was fairly standard, maybe a bit big for the size 16 that I ordered. The collar points were ridiculously short. Maybe 2.5"? I didn't measure. I just boxed it up and sent it back.

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That looks fanfreakintastic, MF...now clean your room.
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It's what I'm in the process of doing right now, only time's running short (I had them next day delivered) as Greg wants to lock the order in by end of week. Tick tick

I think NMWA understands it's part of the upfront cost of doing business; once you've established your fit in a particular maker, no need to revisit the process.

If you're honestly considering buying either the item you're ordering or something from the same maker, then I see no issue with it at all. It's only a problem if somebody makes a bunch of orders and always returns everything, which is pretty rare. I know Greg wants long-term, happy customers whose friends ask them where they got their awesome clothes. If it takes a little bit of back and forth to get sizing right to make that happen, it's no problem. (full disclosure for those who don't already know, I write for the store's blog, so not completely unbiased...but then again I write for the store because I think it's so awesome, so it's somewhat of a chicken and egg situation)
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If you'd like to own just one thing from Runinacci it would have to be the victory square. Exquisite trimmings is having a restock soon. Having said that, £80 for a hanky is on the pricey side.

Paging @DerekS.

What is your fave colorway for that square. I waffled a few times on it, never kopped tho.

I have this one (from Will). It is as versatile as claimed; however, I have to make sure to adjust it so that naked statuary doesn't show when I meet with clients.

post #6460 of 37429
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

True, it's folly to hope that you get as good a fit as Murl's, but I don't see any downside for Rudals getting a 40 instead. The 38 looks nice, but I think a 40 will be even better in every area.

All very instructive, and useful to see a side by side between Rudals and Murl. I agree with the assessment that Rudals needs to go up a size but wonder how he'll handle the additional shoulder length: from 18.1" to 18.9" (I can hear Greg poo-pooing this now). I suspect I will be in a similar boat as Rudals, having ordered both a 38 & a 40.

Damn you Murl and your Two Size Perfection! (jk tongue.gif ...sorta confused.gif)
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I went with 38R



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I can't wait for JRD to drop by and go off on my fit LOL


 



Please stick with 38. It's enough that Murls and I and who nose else are competing over the 50(40)Rs. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

That looks fanfreakintastic, MF...now clean your room.

Second that ^
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

It's what I'm in the process of doing right now, only time's running short (I had them next day delivered) as Greg wants to lock the order in by end of week. Tick tick

I think NMWA understands it's part of the upfront cost of doing business; once you've established your fit in a particular maker, no need to revisit the process.

I was thinking about doing this for the SC MTO but I didn't think it could happen in time baldy[1].gif or if he would consider doing it in the first place.
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Yes, @Murlsquirl looks kick @ss in that suit and it is a very good comparison. 

 

My only reservation against going with the 40R at this point is exactly what @AJL has stated. 

 

I am also in the process of losing fat. About 10 lbs worth. (Yes, you should buy what fits you now and not what you will fit into). 

 

Let me give it some thought...but of course it won't hurt to try on the 40R. 

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I went with 38R



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I can't wait for JRD to drop by and go off on my fit LOL


 



Please stick with 38. It's enough that Murls and I and who nose else are competing over the 50(40)Rs. wink.gif

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