Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
Can't really tell anything from that but a 38 sounds too small for those measurements.
Well normally a 38 " jacket is aimed at people with a 38" chest.
Well I feel stupid this morning
These days many younger guys consider the traditional 4-inch chest allowance hugely oversized. With the shrunken look in, a modern coat tagged 38R might have a chest measurement of less than 38 inches (fashiony/trendy stuff) up to 42 inches (old-school conservative styling). So the salesman might not be far off. You could have been standing there in a coat with a 42-inch chest and 18-inch shoulders while he was trying to sell you a smaller size with a 42-inch chest and 18.5-inch shoulders.
I'm a true 38R by traditional standards but have coats tagged up to 42.
If this was a Men's Warehouse or similar type sore, then 38R probably would have worked fine.
Can a pocket square be worn with a patch pocket sport coat?
Yes, it can. What is it about patch pocket sport coats that moved you to even ask?
Are the bowling shoe type sneakers still in style? I hope that description is good enough. I have some Kenneth Cole Reaction sneakers that I bought about 4 years ago that kind of have have the bowling shoe look. Are they still in style?
Was worried about the bulge from the square being in the pocket on the outside of the jacket instead of the inside. Thanks for the advice.
In general, how do RTW shirts from the English shirt-makers fit? Hilditch & Key, New & Lingwood, Turnbull & Asser, Tyrwhitt, Pink, etc.
I've heard H&K are spacious, even when it comes to their slim. Is this true?
I'm not looking for a tent, but I've tried Thomas Pink's slim-fit and would prefer something a tiny bit roomier.
Varies by maker. Traditional fits are very full. H&K's slim fits me very well in size 15, while Tyrwhitt's slim is too narrow through the shoulders. YMMV depending on your shoulders, neck-to-torso ratio and degree of slimness desired, so best to try them on (or check out measurements in your size).
This is one of those perpetual topics that make for difficult comparisons. I have a skinny neck, so H&K slim is as tight as I'd want. If my neck were an inch larger and my torso the same size, I'd probably find the slim much too full.
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