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New & Lingwood jackets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Celadon, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Celadon

    Celadon Well-Known Member

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    How is the fit of New & Lingwood's jackets? Are they generally considered tighter or looser than others in the same nominal size? How is the padding of the shoulders?
     
  2. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    New & Lingwood jackets, in my experience (at least the jackets to their suits) run fairly close to true size, in terms of chest size - possibly a little trimmer than an American standard (think Brooks Brothers Madison) but fairly close.

    Being English in style, there is a little bit more waist suppression to the jackets than is standard in America.

    I own four N & L suits, and a large number of suits from Brooks, and I've not noticed a vast amount of difference insofar as shoulder padding is concerned.

    The main difference I've found is jacket length. I'm 5'9", and, at Brooks Bros., I'm a 42 regular, but at N & L, I'm a 42 short - the jacket length suits my frame better
     
  3. Celadon

    Celadon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. The jackets look very slender (at least on the dummies), but I wasn't sure whether it was because of the length or extreme narrowness. I guess it is a combination.

    As far as the shoulders are concerned, I'm not familiar with Brooks and don't have any of their stores around, so I can't compare. Can you give me a more general idea of what the shoulders look/feel like?*

    One thing puzzles me: their jacket size chart (linked from their webstore items) claims that "Measurements [are] in centimetres", which seems to make sense for the back and sleeve length measurements, but not for the chest and waist. A 40R, for instance is said to have chest 40, waist 34, back 80 and sleeve 63,5. The latter two measurements seem reasonable to interpret as centimetres, but not the former two. Or am I just misunderstanding something?

    *I hereby suggest the introduction of an exact scale of padding measured in byrnes, where 0 corresponds to no padding at all, and 1 byrne to the padding of David Byrne's big suit from Stop Making Sense. Anything in between can be measured in milli-, centi- and decibyrnes.
     
  4. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    A picture is worth a 1000 words - my latest N & L suit, bought this May in London - a 42 short. The attached photos should give you an idea as to the shoulders, the waist suppression, and the overall fit. Note that N & L's suit sleeves have buttonholes cut into them with working buttons as a matter of course - if you've very long arms, this could be a problem.

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  5. comrade

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    Those are big British shoulders.
    Not that BB makes very natural shoulders
    anymore.
     
  6. Celadon

    Celadon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, upr_crust. I ordered a jacket from N&L, but it turned out to be a size or so too large and will need to be returned.
     
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    upr_crust, nice suit. Do you have any experience with their outerwear?
     
  8. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to say, not at this time - Suits - 4/Outerwear 0
     
  9. Naive Jr.

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    N&L's covert coat has not disappointed me.
    N&L jackets mostly have padded shoulders. The jacket linings are easily damaged by abrasion.
    Fox Brothers lightweight flannel as a jacket Cloth cannot suffer any Perspiration due to dancing.
    RTW Tailored Fit Shirts superior.
    RTL Cotton Stretch trousers made in Italy fine.
     
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