Anyone own an Oxxford 1220 and a BB Fitz..

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  1. Brianpore

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    Have read a few of the other threads about the OXXFORD 1220, but does anyone have a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald to compare this suit to. Yes, I know they are in a totally different league, half canvas vs full canvas, hand work, etc, etc but I am just looking for an opinion on fit. BB Fitz and the RLBL both fit me really well.

    Thanks.
     


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    From what I have seen of the 1220, the shape is vastly different from the other two. The shoulders are quite strong and measure a bit wide, and the chest is slim, but not RLBL slim.

    On my size 40, the typical measurements of a 1220 are 19" shoulders, 43" chest; conversely, RLBL is 18.25" shoulders and 41" chest.
     


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    Thanks. That's kind of the pictures I was getting... too bad considering they have a 36S on ebay for $800 right now... I can't even fit into the smallest of Oxxfords I guess.
     


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    Oxxford 1220 is not slim. With smaller sizes and some tailoring you can make Oxxford work for you, I believe. Also, I highly recommend guys who sell Oxxfords on ebay - frieschskys. Great service, insane shipping speed.
     


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    Isn't Oxxford 1220 a whole line of suits priced under the regular Oxxford stuff? If so, it doesn't refer to a particular model or cut.
     


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    I am not an expert. I've usually seen the 1220 being advertised as being modern/slim cut. Owning both 1220 and RLBL (44R for both). The RLBL is slightly slimmer fitting, but not by much. I didn't have any major alterations on either one (only sleeve length). I know my 1220 is 19.5" sh and 23" ch. Another great source for 1220's on ebay is topshelfapparel (also has a solid return policy).
     


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    I am not an expert. I've usually seen the 1220 being advertised as being modern/slim cut. Owning both 1220 and RLBL (44R for both). The RLBL is slightly slimmer fitting, but not by much. I didn't have any major alterations on either one (only sleeve length). I know my 1220 is 19.5" sh and 23" ch. Another great source for 1220's on ebay is topshelfapparel (also has a solid return policy).

    Topshelfapparel is also a user on here under the name VMan.
     


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    The 1220 Line looks comparable to Zegna Milano. Still kind of full in the chest, but slimmer than the average sack.
     


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    Oxxford 1220 comes in only 2 models:

    A Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point
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    B Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point but with a 1/2" fuller Chest.

    Both are trim and a just a touch larger than RL Black
     


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    Oxxford 1220 comes in only 2 models:

    A Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point
    and
    B Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point but with a 1/2" fuller Chest.

    Both are trim and a just a touch larger than RL Black


    Do you happen to know what the Point-Point would be on a 36S? Thanks
     


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    Oxxford 1220 comes in only 2 models:

    A Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point
    and
    B Body which in a 40R has a 18 1/2" Point-Point but with a 1/2" fuller Chest.

    Both are trim and a just a touch larger than RL Black


    Sorry these are incorrect, here are the current ones:

    A: Point-Point= 18 3/4; 1/2 girth = 20 1/2; Length = 30 1/2
    B: Point-Point= 19; 1/2 girth = 21; Length = 30 1/2; w/ 1/4 fuller armhole

    Do you happen to know what the Point-Point would be on a 36S? Thanks

    Type A would be 17 3/4
    Type B would be 18
     


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