What's up with italian shirt sizing? I wear a 15.5 - 33 and would normally wear a 39 in italian due to neck size I guess. However, it seems that all italian sleeves are 34-35. Anyone care to educate me on this?
You basically have three options: 1) Have a tailor adjust the sleeves. 2) Go custom. 3) Find a marque that cuts the sleeves shorter. The only marque I know to have sleeves consistently too short for me is the Jermyn St. firm Hilditch & Key. Peace, JG PS: A 15.5 should be a 40, not a 39. My US size is 16-35, and I'm a 41.
15.5 inches is 38.75 centimetres, rounded up it's 39. So the Italian measurement is a centimetres conversion. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that most Italian shirts are NOT sold with varying sleeve lengths - they're all more or less equal (depending on maufacturer, of course.) Is that truly the case?