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38L - the DEFINITIVE thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sebastian_Flyte, May 30, 2009.

  1. Sebastian_Flyte

    Sebastian_Flyte Senior member

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    Hugo Boss always has a bunch of 36Ls and 38Ls at outlet malls.

    Really? Hugo Boss outlets? details, plz
     
  2. deveandepot1

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    The Cabazon and Ontario Mills outlets in California always have strange sizes. They often have a half dozen 36L and 38L suits, blazers, and jackets. They start out at half SRP and then they almost always have a discount going either 30, 40, or 50 off of the last marked price.

    Really? Hugo Boss outlets? details, plz
     
  3. Sebastian_Flyte

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    The Cabazon and Ontario Mills outlets in California always have strange sizes. They often have a half dozen 36L and 38L suits, blazers, and jackets. They start out at half SRP and then they almost always have a discount going either 30, 40, or 50 off of the last marked price.

    wow, great to know-- thanks for the information.
     
  4. Onizuka

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    Hugo Boss always has a bunch of 36Ls and 38Ls at outlet malls.

    I found 3 38L hugo suits at Premium Outlets in WA. However it was a model I never heard of before (Angelico/Parma) for $360. Either way I bought it immediately because I too have been having a hard time finding a decent priced suit in my size.
     
  5. Sebastian_Flyte

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    there's two 38L suit jackets on gilt right now by J Lindeberg for very good prices--
     
  6. deveandepot1

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    Yeah but they are purple.
     
  7. Corniche

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    Nice thread I am european 48 1,92 cm tall and just 72 kilos. A walking spaguetti[​IMG] Edit, Boss is german sizing and they do fatter things than italian. Boss should fit americans, not me , too baggy!
     
  8. deveandepot1

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    Nice thread

    I am european 48

    1,92 cm tall and just 72 kilos. A walking spaguetti[​IMG]

    Edit, Boss is german sizing and they do fatter things than italian.

    Boss should fit americans, not me , too baggy!


    Yeah most of HB is crap, but I have found some slim suits at the outlets.
     
  9. wildchild

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    Hey guys,

    My first post on these boards so I'll keep it brief.

    I'm 6'0 and 140lbs.

    I live up here in Canada and the only luck I've had with suits is through Zara.

    Zara's "medium" sizes fit like a dream. The pants are almost the perfect length as well. I have never needed to get anything from there adjusted!

    I did once try on an Armani collezioni suit in 38 and that, too, fit like a dream, but it was a bit out of my range.
     
  10. Sebastian_Flyte

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    Yeah but they are purple.

    ha! the other one was blue. The plight of the 38L! [​IMG]
     
  11. givemefive

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    So I'm currently shopping for a 38L 2button suit in a charcoalish colorway. Budget is $400-500 on sale. Purpose of suit is for internship interviews in the summer and professional interviews when I graduate in 1-2 years. Plus the random wedding or whatever.

    I'm 6 2 155, 36" Chest, the shoulders on my shirts measure 18"

    Best fit I found was a 40L Hugo Boss. The shoulder were a bit wide, the back needed quite a bit taken out, the sleeves had rivets that perhaps could be pressed out as well as some torquing, the front drape was pretty awful but for $769 retail fused canvas what do you expect...


    Went to Northpark in Dallas today.

    Found:

    Nordstroms's had a slimmer Hugo Boss in 40L.

    Neiman Marcus: Nothing at any price range

    Barney's: Nothing at any price range... well a longer 38r for $2200 that was short

    Hugo Boss Store: had one gross fabric in 40L and could order a couple others in

    Jcrew: Had the navy colorway of the 3button Ludlow no longs. The 38R was pulling the back vent and the front a bit - Seemed too small. The 40R seemed a touch too big but no longs so didn't spend much time.

    Then at stores outside the mall:

    Jos. A Bank - what a joke
    Off 5th- no Longs in 38 or 40
    Nordstrom Rack - no longs in anything decent 38 or 40


    Tomorrow:
    Saks
    Zara
    Men's Wearhouse (so help me god)

    I may just have to keep my eyes out for the next couple months. It's a pretty bad plight.
     
  12. matt22616

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    So...fuck. Shouldn't have lost weight. Any more leads?
     
  13. Sebastian_Flyte

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    So...fuck. Shouldn't have lost weight. Any more leads?

    Marks and Spencer. Ships to the US $30. Great fabrics.
     
  14. Sebastian_Flyte

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    public service announcement: BN Ermenegildo Zegna 38L navy suit available for very good price:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3-500-NWT-Ermene...ht_8161wt_1200

    I've bought from this seller before and have been extremely pleased


    Ventless? 25" sleeves?" Something about that suit screams 90's to me, a good price though.
     
  16. RichmondStyle

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    I don't have any to contribute really. But as a 6'2" 170 lb dude, I feel compelled to show my support.

    I'm 6'2" and 180 and wear a 42L.
     
  17. Sebastian_Flyte

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    Gilt had a 38L Ermenegildo Zegna navy blazer today, priced around $380.

    This is the second time they've done this Zegna blazer sale in the past few months, so it'll probably come around again.
     
  18. deveandepot1

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    Gilt had a 38L Ermenegildo Zegna navy blazer today, priced around $380.

    This is the second time they've done this Zegna blazer sale in the past few months, so it'll probably come around again.


    This is such a great deal. I wish Gilt would post measurements though!
     
  19. Cal Bear

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    I am 6'2" and 175lbs. I am having trouble with determining the proper length of jackets. How long in inches from bottom of collar to end should I be looking at? How much of my a$$ is it supposed to cover, down to where the crouch meets the pant leg or to the crease of the butt? The test I tried was the thing where the suit is supposed to end at the first joint of your thumb knuckle when your hands are relaxed at your side. The jacket was about an inch shorter than that.

    I ask because I am fairly new to suit wearing so I have been taking the advice of the salesman (which seems like a bad idea). With no 39L or 40L I recently purchased a 40R after the salesman said the length was good. Is it out of the question for someone 6'2" to wear R length suits. I still have the option to exchange the suit for a longer length.
     
  20. Sebastian_Flyte

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    butt crease. If you're showing bottom of butt crease, it's too short.

    I'm 6'2'' and personally like 31''-31.5'' length from bottom of collar, but it depends how long your torso is.
     

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