Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Those sizes you mentioned are they simply sizes that you like to wear, or sizes that fit. You mention you'll wear the 16.5" collar with the button undone. Is that because a 16.5 is tight to the point where you feel it chocking you?
16.5 is too tight. I have been measured by a tailor recently. My precise sizes are 43L and 17 34/35 as measured. However I have found no off the rack suit will fit me perfectly as I have broad shoulders and a smaller chest and waist. Any suit that fits in the shoulders will have to be taken in the waist and even then sometimes the chest is slightly large. Someday, when I can afford to, I will get at least one MTM suit and it will fit much better than anything OTR I am sure.
As it is I usually buy 44's and have the waist taken in. HOWEVER none of the jackets on page 1 of this thread had been take it at all, as I'm not going to invest money in tailoring an odd blazer or orphaned suit jacket.
I was going to use the search function, but since it came up, I will ask: What is the suggested method for taking "fit pics"? How to stand, where to put arms, etc etc.