Here's the suit that I picked up from Andrew: The link to the original auction and a description is HERE. My main concern is the fit of the shoulders. Â Although I lost some weight recently, my shoulders and arms are still on the big side, which is why I typically buy a size 42, even though my chest measures 40. Â As in my other coats, the arms don't drop straight down from the shoulders...they bulge little outwards. Â However, this coat is much more comfortable than I anticipated, my range of motion is very good. Â Comments? As far as alterations, the first thing that jumps out is that the sleeves are a little short. Â Andrew, you weren't kidding when you said this suit measures as a regular, as opposed to it's marked size, 40L. Â On the other hand, the shirt that I'm wearing in that pic is RTW, and the cuff circumference is far too large. Â Thus, the sleeves aren't as short as one might initially think. Comments about the length of the jacket? Â Front view makes the skirt look a bit short, however, the side view seems to appropriately cut my body in half. Waist could be surpressed a bit. Collar could be shortened a bit. Â You can see wrinkles between my traps on the back view, indicating too much cloth, though it's less pronounced on this suit than my others. I literally just took the jacket out of the box, so I haven't formed too many conclusions yet. Â The first thing I noticed about the suit was how great the fabric was. Â The Super 150's feels more like cashmere to me than wool. Â Also, you can hardly notice wrinkles, even though it was tightly packed in a box. Â Great suit. I have 48 hours to decide whether I'm going to keep it, so that's how long you have to change my mind...please be brutally honest. Â All criticisms welcome.
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10/21/04 at 11:01pm