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Benjamin, RLBL, or Caruso

phoenixrecon

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these three suits have my intrest atm. I fit a RLBL suit pretty well with little alterationa nd the Caruso and Benjamin im looking at seem verry similar. So which should I go with since each can be found in about the same price point.
 

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B&S, Ebay, Retail store....


there not staple colors of course but they are on sale all the time.
 

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Caruso will fit slightly different than RLBL. It is a bit more fuller in cut, but still trim. Depending on the price, I would go for mainline Caruso.
 

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I'd recommend CC Corneliani. Similar cut to RLBL and hickey, but much less shoulder padding. Half-canvassed and decent fabric
 

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I have a Benjamin Lucente and it fits me pretty well, but the RLBL fits even better. RLBL is a bit of a tighter fit which sounds better for you, if the RLBL fits well OTR.
 

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I'm 5.11', 175 lbs, and wear a size 40L and have a 33" waist. I own three RLBLs and they fit me like a glove and look tremendous. Have to wear a 42 in those suits however. They are cut awful tight. But who cares - the 42" fits me great.
 

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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn
I'm 5.11', 175 lbs, and wear a size 40L and have a 33" waist. I own three RLBLs and they fit me like a glove and look tremendous. Have to wear a 42 in those suits however. They are cut awful tight. But who cares - the 42" fits me great.

I've found that RLBL's are bigger than other lines in the shoulders. I get a bit of overhang in the shoulders. And a ton of padding.
 

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I once tried a Benjamin and found that it fit at least one full size bigger than RLBL. Even if I sized down one, I'd still need to do alterations to slim the pants and get appropriate waist suppression on the jacket.
 

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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle
I once tried a Benjamin and found that it fit at least one full size bigger than RLBL. Even if I sized down one, I'd still need to do alterations to slim the pants and get appropriate waist suppression on the jacket.

eHaberdasher has detailed measurements
 

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Go for Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma
Really awesome
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
eHaberdasher has detailed measurements

I'm going to go by what fits, not comparing measurements, since at the end of the day that's what matters. Besides, I wouldn't ever make a purchase based on comparing measurements when the same person didn't do both sets.
 

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Originally Posted by stu00a
Go for Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma
Really awesome


i was interested in this but it seems ehaberdasher only has it in wool flannel for the most part.
 

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