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post #91 of 98
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The Lucente model is slimmer all throughout than the Maestro - maybe a 1/2 size slimmer. Still has the higher armhole. I finally tried on a 40R RLBL today - my Lucente is not quite as slim - a 40R in RLBL is almost like a 38R in most brands - it seems you have to size up at least 1 to 2 sizes for RLBL. I found RLBL to be uncomfortable, frankly.

So looking at your sizing for the Maestro would a Lucente chest be about a 42 and the shoulders be about an 18?
post #92 of 98
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So looking at your sizing for the Maestro would a Lucente chest be about a 42 and the shoulders be about an 18?

The chest is still close to a 43 (outside measurement across the chest), and the shoulders are just under 18". It's just a different, slimmer cut though. The armhole is a little bit smaller on the Lucente.
post #93 of 98
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Do you have any deals on your Versace suits?

Yes, the deal is $499.99 - that is our sale price. I think that's quite hard to beat. There is a free shipping code for SF members: SFFRSHIP (US orders only, minimum purchase $150).
post #94 of 98
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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher View Post
I must admit I've never actually tried on a RLBL suit - but I've seen and touched them and they look like they have a nice, slim cut. I have a feeling the Lucente may be more to your liking, but that model will not come in suit separates. Put it this way: I wear a 40R in both Maestro and Lucente; the Lucente fits me very well off the rack, requiring a nip at the waist, whereas for the Maestro I have to have the sides taken in a bit more. For the pants, the Maestro fits me perfection - only the hem, but the Lucente pants are a little snug and need to be let out because I have abnormally wide hips.

I hope that helps...

If you don't mind me asking, how wide are your hips? I might be in the same boat. I have 41'' hips and usually take a 40R suit
post #95 of 98
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If you don't mind me asking, how wide are your hips? I might be in the same boat. I have 41'' hips and usually take a 40R suit

I actually have a 39" chest and 40.5" hips.
post #96 of 98
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I actually have a 39" chest and 40.5" hips.

Do you think there is enough material to let them out to accomodate 41'' hips? Thank you for answering all my questions.
post #97 of 98
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Do you think there is enough material to let them out to accomodate 41'' hips? Thank you for answering all my questions.

You should be fine - there's 2" to let out in the waist.
post #98 of 98
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I'm not sure if I should start a new thread for this, but I'll at least begin here...

Here are a few pics of me in one of my Benjamin suits (navy shadowstripe in the Maestro model). While they're not flying off the shelves, we have sold well over a dozen of them. As you can see, this model does have a higher, more modern button stance, and a higher gorge lapel. This was intentional, and as others have stated before, may not be to every single persons liking. In a few months we will be introducing a lower button stance, slightly less fitted (armholes not quite as high) model. This model will be more classic in style - a bit more conservative, slightly more forgiving in fit, but of course will have all the features in a Benjamin suit (full canvas construction, and all the other details highlighted on our website).

All comments are welcome. FYI I'm wearing a 40R/50R. I'm actually a 39R so I had the blades and sides taken in, sleeves shortened, functional sleeve buttons put in, and just the hem on the pants. It's slightly full in the chest for me still.





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