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post #1891 of 2296
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

The length on the 38Ls are more like a 38R/S.

That's a bit harsh. There's no way as a 38S that I'd wear a 30.25" length jacket. It's on the high-end of R, certainly not R/S.
post #1892 of 2296
This is why I asked about sizing. The R sizes resemble S', and the Ls resemble Rs.

Might just order the L as I generally don't like shorter jackets.
post #1893 of 2296
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

This is why I asked about sizing. The R sizes resemble S', and the Ls resemble Rs.

Might just order the L as I generally don't like shorter jackets.

Hmm, not really. Not for my size, at least. 43R/44R is 30" from bottom of collar. That's exactly what I would expect it to be.

Are you abnormally thin for your height? confused.gif
post #1894 of 2296
I'm talking about the boc measurement on the tuxedos. The boc on a 38r Benjamin tux is around 28'.

I usually wear jackets with a boc of 30 or 30.5', which I find is a more traditional/conservative length. I've seen some Caruso suits in 38R with 29' BOC, but not 28'.

Either way, I'm tempted to buy one from Ben. They're a great value.
post #1895 of 2296
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

The length on the 38Ls are more like a 38R/S.

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Originally Posted by thisfits View Post

That's a bit harsh. There's no way as a 38S that I'd wear a 30.25" length jacket. It's on the high-end of R, certainly not R/S.

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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I'm talking about the boc measurement on the tuxedos. The boc on a 38r Benjamin tux is around 28'.

I usually wear jackets with a boc of 30 or 30.5', which I find is a more traditional/conservative length. I've seen some Caruso suits in 38R with 29' BOC, but not 28'.

Either way, I'm tempted to buy one from Ben. They're a great value.

othertravel I'm not sure where you see 28" BOC on the 38R - it says/is 29".

Current trends are definitely shorter than perhaps a "classic" length. The Benjamin line is designed such that it still completely covers the seat, which to me is sufficient in length. Some people prefer a longer skirt - I personally do not and thus design the clothing as such. Like any designer, my clothing is not for everyone. That being said I do appreciate everyone's input whether positive or constructive.
post #1896 of 2296
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Originally Posted by thisfits View Post

That's a bit harsh. There's no way as a 38S that I'd wear a 30.25" length jacket. It's on the high-end of R, certainly not R/S.

Ideally:

38S is like 29
38R is like 30.5
38L is like 31.5


I'd save give half an inch for a more conservative length. Take half an inch for a more "modern" length.
post #1897 of 2296
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Ideally:

38S is like 29
38R is like 30.5
38L is like 31.5


I'd save give half an inch for a more conservative length. Take half an inch for a more "modern" length.

That seems a little on the long side for a 38. The measurements for the L and R you gave are consistent with what I tend to see in 42's.
post #1898 of 2296
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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher View Post

No, not this time around... sorry...

Shucks.

Do you think it would be permissable to buy a navy suit and turn the jacket into an odd jacket by changing the buttons (to a brown or smoky gray horn)?

I need a new navy sportcoat and the Benjamin fit is just perfect for me.
post #1899 of 2296
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Shucks.

Do you think it would be permissable to buy a navy suit and turn the jacket into an odd jacket by changing the buttons (to a brown or smoky gray horn)?

I need a new navy sportcoat and the Benjamin fit is just perfect for me.

I've done it more than once....
post #1900 of 2296
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Shucks.

Do you think it would be permissable to buy a navy suit and turn the jacket into an odd jacket by changing the buttons (to a brown or smoky gray horn)?

I need a new navy sportcoat and the Benjamin fit is just perfect for me.

My opinion is that if the material has some texture to it (something like hopsack, birdseye or nailhead), the shoulders aren't too structured, and you change the buttons to mid brown horn, it would probably be acceptable to wear it alone as an odd jacket. Definitely wouldn't do this if it was a smooth worsted wool, though. Also, I strongly prefer patch pockets (hip) for an odd jacket, but there are plenty of sport coats with flap pockets.
post #1901 of 2296
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I've done it more than once....

Agreed, I've done it as well. Anyone that tells you this shouldn't be done is drinking too much of the SF Kool-Aid.
post #1902 of 2296
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Anyone that tells you this shouldn't be done is drinking too much of the SF Kool-Aid.

Exactly!
post #1903 of 2296
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Ideally:

38S is like 29
38R is like 30.5
38L is like 31.5


I'd save give half an inch for a more conservative length. Take half an inch for a more "modern" length.

I'll have to post some pics of me wearing various lengths when I get a chance this week and we can do some side-by-side comparisons.
post #1904 of 2296
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Shucks.

Do you think it would be permissable to buy a navy suit and turn the jacket into an odd jacket by changing the buttons (to a brown or smoky gray horn)?

I need a new navy sportcoat and the Benjamin fit is just perfect for me.

I personally feel it is less than ideal, but you would be far from the fist to do this with the Benjamin navy suit jackets.
post #1905 of 2296

Thanks for the replies, gents. I'll probably keep searching for a true sport coat a bit longer. If one doesn't present before the first of the year, I'll snatch the Benjamin and do a conversion.

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