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Please critique the fit of this sportcoat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jorts4ever, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. jorts4ever

    jorts4ever New Member

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    I bought a size Large Faconnable wool sportcoat off of Gilt (I'm a size 43, most recently) but I'm just not sure about the shoulders. (I know the sleeves need to be shortened.) What do you all think about the fit, especially shoulders? Thanks for all comments!

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  2. Putonghua73

    Putonghua73 Well-Known Member

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    First up, ask a SA to take your picture. Don't be shy! I've asked a few SA's to take pictures of what I am wearing and/or work colleagues.

    Second, either size too big or you need to try a regular. Look at the collar gap between your sports coat and shirt collar. Add sleeves are way too long, very open quarters, all indicative of too large a size.

    Third, have you measured yourself and/or an existing well fitting jacket?
     
  3. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    Changing the size won't help. That doesn't work for you anyplace.
     
  4. guymac12

    guymac12 Well-Known Member

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    From this vantage point, the shoulders look a little too wide as well as the sleeves
     
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it's one or two sizes too big.
     
  6. jonnyt

    jonnyt Well-Known Member

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    Main problem is neck and collar, followed by billowy arms. I'd skip unless a size down fits better.
     
  7. Chase H

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    I would echo what my more experienced colleagues posted, with one exception: is your collar being squashed in the back, or is that just a massive gap. It looks almost like the collar of the coat is resting on the collar of the shirt.
     
  8. jorts4ever

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    Wow, thanks everyone, for the points that I wouldn't have even noticed.

    Putonghua -- what are quarters? I believe you regardless, but I'm curious. To answer your question, a few months ago I was fitted in a 43R suit by BB (it was taken in a bit in the front/sides/sleeves).

    Chase -- good catch. I'm not sure, but I see what you see. Not ideal.

    Everyone's feedback has convinced me that I should probably just return the damn thing, which is fine as I was on the fence to begin with. It comes with an obnoxious proprietary top button (plastic) that you can't really see from the pics that was bothering me anyway.
     
  9. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    What is off about this jacket isn't really off, it's normal for this type of jacket. This is constructed like a shirt jacket with conventional styling details like the collar and lapel. It's not intended to be worn as a conventional type of jacket for business type purposes, it's meant for casual use. The collar is a machine type construction more common in ladies clothing. The size is right for you.
     
  10. MyOtherLife

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    jorts4ever, I concur with Despos. The jacket is your size and the overall fit is correct for this type of jacket. Perhaps having the cuffs raised 1/2" would all that is needed, if that. Keep the collar down. You could wear it up only if caught in chilly weather. Clearly, as you stated, the 'obnoxious plastic button' has affected your countenance, so we can assume that once corrected, your smile will return. Welcome to Styleforum.
     
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  11. Nicola

    Nicola Well-Known Member

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    You don't think it's pulling at the button? Plus the shoulders too wide?
     
  12. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but pictures like this don't reveal much, Arms bent and part of the jacket covered
     
  13. Superfluous

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    it looks like a bad cardigan.
     
  14. Despos

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    Bingo, that is the intent
     
  15. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Well-Known Member

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    if the material is knit, could be a cardigan
     
  16. jorts4ever

    jorts4ever New Member

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    Damn it, Despos and Man of Lint, way to come along and ruin the beautiful consensus we had built. And MoL, extra thank you for the bonus critique of my countenance IN ADDITION to the jacket. You have a good eye to appreciate my sultry pout.

    Yes, it was intended as a casual jacket, but a well-fitting jacket one. So I don't know if I succeeded or not. What I do know is that Lands End has some of its sportcoats on crazy sales today and scooped a couple up for (total) less than half of what I paid for the jacket in the above pic, so this sucker's prolly getting returned.

    I do appreciate all the comments and am glad to have stirred some controversy amongst the SF elders.
     
  17. House

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    it's just a crappy cut for some reason. Try another brand.
     
  18. Geezer

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    Despos is absolutely right that jackets like that aren't supposed to fit like a traditional odd jacket. They are supposed to fit differently, to be slouchier or looser or softer or something.

    But I'm not sure that one fits differently in a way that looks good on you.
     

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