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post #15976 of 32708
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

A sales rep tried to sell me a 38R sport coat yesterday, what dimensions does the wearer of a coat of this size typically have? He said that is my size because of "how tight" I like my clothes. In my opinion he confused "tight" with fitted.
My dimensions
5'11.75"
182 lbs
40" chest

Can't really tell anything from that but a 38 sounds too small for those measurements.
post #15977 of 32708
Well normally a 38 " jacket is aimed at people with a 38" chest. shog[1].gif
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Well I feel stupid this morning
post #15979 of 32708
These days many younger guys consider the traditional 4-inch chest allowance hugely oversized. With the shrunken look in, a modern coat tagged 38R might have a chest measurement of less than 38 inches (fashiony/trendy stuff) up to 42 inches (old-school conservative styling). So the salesman might not be far off. You could have been standing there in a coat with a 42-inch chest and 18-inch shoulders while he was trying to sell you a smaller size with a 42-inch chest and 18.5-inch shoulders.

I'm a true 38R by traditional standards but have coats tagged up to 42.
post #15980 of 32708

If this was a Men's Warehouse or similar type sore, then 38R probably would have worked fine.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

A sales rep tried to sell me a 38R sport coat yesterday, what dimensions does the wearer of a coat of this size typically have? He said that is my size because of "how tight" I like my clothes. In my opinion he confused "tight" with fitted.

My dimensions

5'11.75"

182 lbs

40" chest
post #15981 of 32708

Thank you.
 

post #15982 of 32708
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Originally Posted by Barney Stinson View Post

Hey,

 

I'm invited to a wedding next wednesday. Have this Navy plain Suit with this Shirt.

 

So I need a tie and a pocket square for it - What do you recommend? The rest of the guests are not strict formal worn. 

 

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If the suit is Navy Blue and the shirt has blue in it, as shown, I would go for a contrast.  Yellow or Pink would contrast really well, though, ideally not striped.  If you have a yellow tie with geometric designs (e.g repeating elephant patterns or something similar), I would go for that, or a solid yellow or solid pink.  If the tie has a pattern, it would be ideal if there is some blue in the background of the tie, but if not, any tie with yellow or pink as the dominant color that is NOT striped would contrast really well with this outfit.  You could pull off a stripe but it would be a tougher look to pull off as the stripes would have to be widely spaced.

 

Always go for contrast in both patterns and colors.  Thats why a different type of pattern, e.g a geometric patterned tie with a color like Pink or Yellow that firmly contrasts with the blue would be great.  As for the pocketsquare, I think white or a light grey would be fine given that the rest of the outfit will look bold with the Pink or Yellow tie contrasting with the suit and blue shirt. 

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Can a pocket square be worn with a patch pocket sport coat?
post #15984 of 32708
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Can a pocket square be worn with a patch pocket sport coat?

Sure.
post #15985 of 32708
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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

Can a pocket square be worn with a patch pocket sport coat?
Yes, it can. What is it about patch pocket sport coats that moved you to even ask?
post #15986 of 32708

Are the bowling shoe type sneakers still in style? I hope that description is good enough. I have some Kenneth Cole Reaction sneakers that I bought about 4 years ago that kind of have have the bowling shoe look. Are they still in style?

post #15987 of 32708
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Yes, it can. What is it about patch pocket sport coats that moved you to even ask?
Was worried about the bulge from the square being in the pocket on the outside of the jacket instead of the inside. Thanks for the advice.
post #15988 of 32708

In general, how do RTW shirts from the English shirt-makers fit? Hilditch & Key, New & Lingwood, Turnbull & Asser, Tyrwhitt, Pink, etc.

 

I've heard H&K are spacious, even when it comes to their slim. Is this true?

 

I'm not looking for a tent, but I've tried Thomas Pink's slim-fit and would prefer something a tiny bit roomier.

post #15989 of 32708
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Originally Posted by Jessejester View Post

Are the bowling shoe type sneakers still in style? I hope that description is good enough. I have some Kenneth Cole Reaction sneakers that I bought about 4 years ago that kind of have have the bowling shoe look. Are they still in style?

 

 

spectators?

post #15990 of 32708
Varies by maker. Traditional fits are very full. H&K's slim fits me very well in size 15, while Tyrwhitt's slim is too narrow through the shoulders. YMMV depending on your shoulders, neck-to-torso ratio and degree of slimness desired, so best to try them on (or check out measurements in your size).

This is one of those perpetual topics that make for difficult comparisons. I have a skinny neck, so H&K slim is as tight as I'd want. If my neck were an inch larger and my torso the same size, I'd probably find the slim much too full.
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