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post #18781 of 30372

I always thought a small was 36-38, a medium 40-42, large 44-46, and so on.

 

Go figure. But if you like a slimmer fit, don't let that inform your sizing. The chest and shoulders must fit, and you shouldn't sacrifice that fit so the waist is slimmer. You'll need it tailored anyway.

post #18782 of 30372
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Originally Posted by Telnet7 View Post

Is there that big of a difference between a 38 and a 40 or is it something a tailor can fix?

The shoulders, chest are bigger/wider. A tailor can adjust for it though
post #18783 of 30372

I appreciate all the answers guys!

post #18784 of 30372
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

I always thought a small was 36-38, a medium 40-42, large 44-46, and so on.

Go figure. But if you like a slimmer fit, don't let that inform your sizing. The chest and shoulders must fit, and you shouldn't sacrifice that fit so the waist is slimmer. You'll need it tailored anyway.

Your numbers seems to be the correct but better to try things on than to rely on general sizing.
post #18785 of 30372
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with only 4 Jos A bank locations within 3 miles of me, i think i'll make the "drive" this weekend.
Sounds sort of like the situation in my neck of the woods. Baltimore County, MD. But I only drove past 3 JAB stores today, and it took me more than 3 miles, so I guess you win. smile.gif

BTW, I don't know for how much longer the seersucker sale will be in effect. You may want to order online, tonight. If you discover that the sale is still going on this weekend, and you find something you like at one of your local stores, you can always return the mail ordered item.

Although I suspect there will be at least a few more "65% Off All Suits" sales this winter, so if you're not in any hurry...
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Michael
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Sounds sort of like the situation in my neck of the woods. Baltimore County, MD. But I only drove past 3 JAB stores today, and it took me more than 3 miles, so I guess you win. smile.gif
BTW, I don't know for how much longer the seersucker sale will be in effect. You may want to order online, tonight. If you discover that the sale is still going on this weekend, and you find something you like at one of your local stores, you can always return the mail ordered item.
Although I suspect there will be at least a few more "65% Off All Suits" sales this winter, so if you're not in any hurry...
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Michael

There's always the big after -xmas sale!
post #18787 of 30372
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Originally Posted by Telnet7 View Post

Is there that big of a difference between a 38 and a 40 or is it something a tailor can fix?
If you wear a size 38, and a size 38 is available, it's almost always much smarter to buy the size 38, rather to try to get the size 40 altered to fit you. It'll likely be cheaper, and the results will usually be better.

But basically, don't guess. Don't figure that you're a medium, so you're probably a size 40. That's like saying, "I don't know my shoe size. I'm of average height and weight, so I'm going to order a size 9. That sounds okay, doesn't it?"

Either go to a store and try on some jackets for fit, or go to somebody who knows what he's doing and have this person measure you for size. (Hint: Many dry cleaners have someone on hand who does alterations. This person could likely measure you. It'd take about a minute, and cost you little or nothing.) Guessing, going on the fact that you usually wear a medium, is not a good way to handle this matter. Honest, it's not. Not when a tape measure costs about 99 cents, and directions on how to use it are doubtless available online.
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Michael
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

If you wear a size 38, and a size 38 is available, it's almost always much smarter to buy the size 38, rather to try to get the size 40 altered to fit you. It'll likely be cheaper, and the results will usually be better.
But basically, don't guess. Don't figure that you're a medium, so you're probably a size 40. That's like saying, "I don't know my shoe size. I'm of average height and weight, so I'm going to order a size 9. That sounds okay, doesn't it?"
Either go to a store and try on some jackets for fit, or go to somebody who knows what he's doing and have this person measure you for size. (Hint: Many dry cleaners have someone on hand who does alterations. This person could likely measure you. It'd take about a minute, and cost you little or nothing.) Guessing, going on the fact that you usually wear a medium, is not a good way to handle this matter. Honest, it's not. Not when a tape measure costs about 99 cents, and directions on how to use it are doubtless available online.
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Michael

Yup. Jacket size is much more precise than lettered sizing. You can go from your numbered chest size to a lettered size perfectly easily (BTW, Small is 34-36, Med 38-40, Lg 42-44, and so on- Chase shifted it up a little), but you can't go backwards. Lettered sizes are used for less structured garments that are a little more flexible in how they fit, and length is rarely considered important. With a proper jacket size, you have two elements- the chest (the number corresponds to the measurement in inches around your chest, right under your arms), and the length- jackets come in short, regular, or long, occasionally an extra long or extra short. You're going to need to try a few things on and get yourself measured to learn your jacket size, but you should try 38 and 40 in both regular and short, at your height. You also might be wearing clothing larger than it was supposed to be worn (a lot of guys who should be wearing small wear medium, a lot of guys who should be wearing medium wear large, and so on), which might throw a wrench into the works- you might wind up in a 36, especially if you wind up in a jacket with a generous cut (like Jos A Bank).
post #18789 of 30372

Thanks for the answers micheal and cptjeff!

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monsen86: I would recommend Herring Shoes (herringshoes.co.uk), AFPOS (afinepairofshoes.co.uk) and Pediwear (pediwear.co.uk).

 

I have noe idea of the quality or price level of Florsheim shoes but you should find decent longwings in at least one of the mentioned websites.

 

In addition, you could check out Meermin (meermin.es). Do note that there is a long delivery time (30-45 days for some models) as they've become very popular due to a lot of exposure in this forum.

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Originally Posted by Martin Ramsdal View Post

monsen86: I would recommend Herring Shoes (herringshoes.co.uk), AFPOS (afinepairofshoes.co.uk) and Pediwear (pediwear.co.uk).

 

I have noe idea of the quality or price level of Florsheim shoes but you should find decent longwings in at least one of the mentioned websites.

 

In addition, you could check out Meermin (meermin.es). Do note that there is a long delivery time (30-45 days for some models) as they've become very popular due to a lot of exposure in this forum.

Thank you! I'll check it out.

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Originally Posted by GH2M43 View Post

Hey all,
I've been lurking for a while and caught the style bug. I found a pair of shoes that I have become obssessed with:

 


Do you knwo of any other shoemaker that resembles that style? Low profile and possibly even same gradation of color?
I've been looking for the perfect shoe, and I feel like this is the form I like.

 

Sorry to repost, but I didn't probably insert the image.  Anyone know where I can find shoes of this shape as well?  I love the color and shape, I could do without the wingtip though.  Seems low-profile.

 

 

http://www.guylook.com/luxurious-city-wingtip-oxford-dress-shoes-shoes-06-en.html

post #18793 of 30372
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Originally Posted by Telnet7 View Post

Hello all,

Is there an accurate way to convert a jacket size to a traditional clothing size? I usually wear a size medium on clothing, what size blazer should i be looking for?

Nope. In fact, any jacket or suit that comes in S/M/L sizes should be avoided.

Now, I'd say based on a size M, youd probably be anywhere from a 38 to a 44... But you really just need to try them on, there is no way to say "Oh, you are a size 42." Furthermore, every manufacturer's sizes are different--sometimes different within the same maker but different models. For example, I have coats from size 38 to 41 that all fit me roughly the same.
post #18794 of 30372
I'm a BB customer in NYC and am considering MTM. If quite happy with GF when I can get them for 30% off. Here's my question: Would a suit from Mr. Ned be better for less money? I know the MTM suit would fit better, but are the fabrics and construction going to be better as well?
post #18795 of 30372
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Originally Posted by Craiger View Post

I'm a BB customer in NYC and am considering MTM. If quite happy with GF when I can get them for 30% off. Here's my question: Would a suit from Mr. Ned be better for less money? I know the MTM suit would fit better, but are the fabrics and construction going to be better as well?

With most MTM, you have the option of picking from a wide variety of fabrics. Depending on where you go, you can get some really nice (and pricier) stuff that should be on par with Golden Fleece. As for construction, that really depends on who is making the suit. For a $1000-1500 MTM, the construction may not be up to Golden Fleece levels, but fit is more important anyway.

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