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European sizing

post #1 of 9
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There is a Dolce & Gabbana turtleneck sweater on Overstock I'd like to order but have no clue as to what size I would need (despite reading the sizing tutorial). I am 6'5", about 160 lbs. and usually take a XXL in casual shirts, which I think corresponds to a size 46 or 48 Italian. Is this correct? I figured I'd ask for help here before I went to a local store to try one on. thank you.
post #2 of 9
I think you could definitely wear a XXL but it sounds like it would be quite baggy on your frame? Is a large or extra-large sweater going to be too short for you?
post #3 of 9
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I think you could definitely wear a XXL but it sounds like it would be quite baggy on your frame?  Is a large or extra-large sweater going to be too short for you?
Yes. I absolutely cannot wear an XL in most brands, even in tall.
post #4 of 9
I think that on overstock they list the chest size (in inches) as well as the European size. An XXL is a 46" or 48" chest which is a 58-60 in Eur sizing. You must have a very long torso, I am 6'3 and I have yet to find a large that didn't fit me. Or maybe I have a very short torso?
post #5 of 9
160 lbs is way too thin to wear a xxl. It will look like you're wearing your bedsheets on your shoulders.
post #6 of 9
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I think that on overstock they list the chest size (in inches) as well as the European size. An XXL is a 46" or 48" chest which is a 58-60 in Eur sizing. You must have a very long torso, I am 6'3 and I have yet to find a large that didn't fit me. Or maybe I have a very short torso?
Wow, if that's the case, my chest size is about 34-36. According to Overstock's sizing chart, I would be a Small.
post #7 of 9
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160 lbs is way too thin to wear a xxl. It will look like you're wearing your bedsheets on your shoulders.
LOL. Well, I always take an XXL in American clothes, anything smaller would be too small in the body and sleaves. I still have a hard time beleiving I'm a size Small in Italy.
post #8 of 9
A 34-36" chest IS considered a small in American sizing. Click here for a chart the verifies it. What you really need is a size Small-Tall. Unfortunately, they don't exist. Tall sizes usually start at Large, which specifies a 42" chest. There are three possible solutions: 1. Continue buying clothing that is made for someone with a chest that is 25% larger than yours (but it fits your sleeves/length.) An Italian 56 should do for this. 2. Tailored clothing. I don't know who does tailored sweaters, maybe you could ask your grandma. 3. (You knew this was coming) Eat and lift weights.
post #9 of 9
Dior Homme seems an ideal brand for a body shapes as yours.
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