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Thought I'd use this thread instead of starting a new one.
I intend to buy a overcoat and use a suit under. If the shoulder width (shoulder seam to shoulder seam) on my suits is 18-18,5", what should the shoulder width be on the overcoat? +1"? +2"?
Same thing goes for chest width, which is 20-20,5" on my suits. What should the chest width on the overcoat be?
I'm, of course speaking in general and am aware of that I wont get a exact scientific answer. I just need some rule of thumb to know what to search for at the Internet.
Thanks in advance.
Thank you for your answer. Although, that can't be right since different makers construct garments in different sizes. Therefor it should be safer to go by shoulder and chest width, right?
For example, my size 38" TM Lewin suit is 17,5-18" in shoulder width while my size 38" Zegna Sport coat is 18,5" in shoulder width. Comparing to a 38" Brioni, Caruso or Belvest overcoat the shoulder width can vary from 18"-20". The 18" shoulder width overcoat (can't remember which of them) should therefor be to small for my suits/SCs. Therefor my question; how much allowance should it be between a suit and overcoat concerning the shoulder width and chest width. =)