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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post

My chest measures 39.5'', but every time I try on a 40R OTR suit jacket it seems too big. I wound up recently buying a 38R even though my chest is almost 40''

What gives? I have experienced this in multiple brands too. I guess my body type is weird? I always try to go from the shoulders and all the 40Rs looked too big in the shoulders.

That's 100% typical. Notice that if your waist is 32" a 32 trouser won't fit right either.
post #28397 of 30723
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post


That's 100% typical. Notice that if your waist is 32" a 32 trouser won't fit right either.

Thanks, I was worried. Not one 40 fits me even though measurements say it should.

post #28398 of 30723
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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post

Thanks, I was worried. Not one 40 fits me even though measurements say it should.

My actual chest measurement is 42.5". I always fit in either a 38 or a 40. A 42 is enormous on me even in slim-fitting fashion brands.
post #28399 of 30723
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Originally Posted by JSDNJ View Post

My chest measures 39.5'', but every time I try on a 40R OTR suit jacket it seems too big. I wound up recently buying a 38R even though my chest is almost 40''

What gives? I have experienced this in multiple brands too. I guess my body type is weird? I always try to go from the shoulders and all the 40Rs looked too big in the shoulders.
Perhaps you're mismeasuring your chest. Perhaps you just happen to try on brands which label according to some... unique... conception of size. Perhaps your body shape and/or shoulder-to-chest ratio is weird. Perhaps your standard of "too big" is not in line with what most people would regard as too big. Perhaps something else entirely.

In any case, does it really matter? Just as a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, so will a properly-fitting jacket fit you properly, whether it's labeled a size 38, or size 40, or for that matter a size 56. It's simply a number, having little real significance beyond being a rough guide as to which jacket you ought to try on for size first.

If you can try on the jacket in the store, no problem. If you are mail ordering jackets, try to stick with a line with whose sizing system you're familiar, and/or from someplace with easy and inexpensive return privileges.

I understand that women often face this problem, in that a one company's size 4 jeans may be smaller than another company's size 2, or larger than a competitor's size 6. Similar situation with dresses, if my niece is to be believed. Vanity sizing, it's sometimes called. Well, maybe some company labels a size 42 men's jacket a size 38, so that men who need a size 42 can instead buy a size 38, and feel good about how slight and trim they are (these being physical qualities desired by some men).

Sure, in an ideal world, maybe all manufacturers/retailers would honestly label a jacket's size on the basis of the jacket's actual chest measurement in inches. But last I looked, this was not an ideal world.
post #28400 of 30723

i have a question regarding shoes.

 

 

i've noticed on a lot of dress shoes that on the sole of the shoe, on the inside of the foot.  Right on the heel of the shoe, there seems to typically be a triangular shape cut out of the point of the heel as it ends.   

 

It's never on both sides, but only the inside side of the heel.  

 

curious what the heck the purpose of that missing triangular piece is?  

 

i found a random pic of shoes with that triangular groove:

post #28401 of 30723
so they don't get caught on your trousers when walking.
post #28402 of 30723

Not many SFers at risk of that.  More likely to catch them on their sock garters...

post #28403 of 30723
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 

What's the tie knot at 5:33?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Kl46zwsU8

Bump please :[

 

@ADante I mean don't buy it. For a number of reasons. I'm certain you will not come to wear regularly it 2-3 years later..

post #28404 of 30723
Hey everyone.

Is it possible to alter the armhole (or armpit) of a shirt and make it more loose?

I just got some shirts made to measure but the armpit area is too tight. Is there anything that can be done (maybe with the shoulder seam or something) to loosen up the area?

Thanks in advance!
post #28405 of 30723
^ My guess is no.
post #28406 of 30723

Hi All,

 

Im headed to Madrid and Barcelona Spain next month. Are therer any places to shop for suits/blazer in either city that are reminiscent of Suitsupply or Kent Wang? Basically a shop where I can find decent quality suits without either the heavy price tag or the overly fashion forward mindset (ie: like Zara, H&M, Reiss etc)

 

I tried to doing a search on here but without much results. Thanks.

post #28407 of 30723
Idk but say hello to Carmina if you pass through Mallorca! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #28408 of 30723
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Idk but say hello to Carmina if you pass through Mallorca! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'll also pick you up another pair of navy Meermin DBs. I know how much you love them LoL...
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I'll also pick you up another pair of navy Meermin DBs. I know how much you love them LoL...

I actually like them. My feet don't. Too fkn snug.
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post #28410 of 30723
^ nice!
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