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post #29911 of 33197
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I agree with you that yes over the long term I need to find myself a tailor I can trust but in meantime do Hugo Boss offer an alteration service in their stores?

I have no idea. But I know places like Nordstrom do, in some case for free, and you can buy Boss there.

post #29912 of 33197
Sir Koala-t, thank you very much, ill ask it to my choice tailor. Are you from phils? Prince albert told me to use english cashmire. While manila haberdasher said that hell be using piana, i dnt know if thats the brand but its so soft and you can almost see thru the fabric if you aligned it on the sunlight. Im torn between those two tailor but also randy ortiz is one.
post #29913 of 33197

Hi,

 

I'm looking into buying a trench coat, but and I'm a bit unsure as to the sizing. I'm 5'10", 135lbs. The coat I'm looking at has two sizes I'm close to, one of them (L) has 45cm shoulders, 106cm chest. The other (XL) has 46cm shoulders, 110cm chest.

 

My most recent measurements for my shoulders are 18", which is 45.72cm. My chest is 36" (91.44cm).

 

So my question is, which of the two sizes should I go for? My initial worry is that L coat's shoulders are going to be too narrow. On the other hand, the chest size of the XL is significantly bigger than my chest size (over 7" bigger). The L seems like the chest is a little closer to the right size, though still a bit big.

 

What do you think my best option is here? What is the ideal size for a trench coat's chest, relative to my own? Is the 7" difference on chest size going to be too significant for a tailor to deal with, without major alterations to the entire coat?

 

Hopefully I'm not being too vague, confused, or uninformed here. Any help is greatly appreciated in this.

 

Thanks very much!

post #29914 of 33197
First post, appreciate the help. I work for a relatively conservative company, and I'm looking for a couple suits in the $300-$400 range, obviously good options for the money assuming weekly use. What retailers should I look at?
post #29915 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Basexc9 View Post

First post, appreciate the help. I work for a relatively conservative company, and I'm looking for a couple suits in the $300-$400 range, obviously good options for the money assuming weekly use. What retailers should I look at?


You should look at SuitSupply.

They have suits that retail for $399. And it's free shipping and returns too.

post #29916 of 33197

Dear friends, please help out.

 

Without proper research beforehand, I paid (alot!) for a bespoke suit and chose a Zegna cloth at 6 Oz weight. Now I've just read about fabric weights - and it seems I chose the thinnest of them all. 

 

How will such a fabric look on a suit? Is it transparent? Did I make a big mistake? 

 

 

Thanks! 

post #29917 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Lindvaettr View Post
 

Hi,

 

I'm looking into buying a trench coat, but and I'm a bit unsure as to the sizing. I'm 5'10", 135lbs. The coat I'm looking at has two sizes I'm close to, one of them (L) has 45cm shoulders, 106cm chest. The other (XL) has 46cm shoulders, 110cm chest.

 

My most recent measurements for my shoulders are 18", which is 45.72cm. My chest is 36" (91.44cm).

 

So my question is, which of the two sizes should I go for? My initial worry is that L coat's shoulders are going to be too narrow. On the other hand, the chest size of the XL is significantly bigger than my chest size (over 7" bigger). The L seems like the chest is a little closer to the right size, though still a bit big.

 

What do you think my best option is here? What is the ideal size for a trench coat's chest, relative to my own? Is the 7" difference on chest size going to be too significant for a tailor to deal with, without major alterations to the entire coat?

 

Hopefully I'm not being too vague, confused, or uninformed here. Any help is greatly appreciated in this.

 

Thanks very much!

 

I can't imagine XL being right for you. A slightly narrow shoulder is fine. That said I've found trenchcoats to be somewhat more forgiving in sizes since they can be belted up.

post #29918 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

 

I can't imagine XL being right for you. A slightly narrow shoulder is fine. That said I've found trenchcoats to be somewhat more forgiving in sizes since they can be belted up.

 

Ah, I forgot to mention it's from a shop in Korea. In US sizes, it would probably be closer to Small and Medium Even so, like I mentioned the chest size on the XL struck me as being very big compared to the shoulder width. You're right about belting it up, but would a large amount of extra fabric end up making the whole thing look too bunched up, like I was wearing a coat that's too big for me?

 

I'm hoping you're right on the slightly narrow shoulder (I guess less half an inch difference won't matter much), because otherwise that size seems like it might be the way to go?

post #29919 of 33197

I'd go with L as before.

post #29920 of 33197

That sounds like the best plan, to me. Thanks a lot!

post #29921 of 33197
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Originally Posted by TomOwen View Post


You should look at SuitSupply.
They have suits that retail for $399. And it's free shipping and returns too.

Great, thanks. I checked it out but don't see anything in black - any other suggestions? What about just finding a deal at Nordstroms or Macy's?
post #29922 of 33197

Don't get black. Go Navy or Charcoal.

post #29923 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Don't get black. Go Navy or Charcoal.

Already have a navy and charcoal. Black is out of style? I need at least 4 suits so wanted to make sure they were different. What other colors would you recommend?
post #29924 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Basexc9 View Post

Already have a navy and charcoal. Black is out of style? I need at least 4 suits so wanted to make sure they were different. What other colors would you recommend?

Prince of Wales makes a nice suit. Charcoal with stripes. Even black with strip is fine. Bottle green is another alternative. But there should be a light shade or light colored suit. You and the people you work with need to see a lighter suit sometimes. All dark suits is not good. Back in the 60s every man, who wore suits at work, had at least one olive green suit.
post #29925 of 33197
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Already have a navy and charcoal. Black is out of style? I need at least 4 suits so wanted to make sure they were different. What other colors would you recommend?
Black is for funerals. Like greger said, POW is good. Solid light gray is good. Or any staple color with stripes.
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