Brooks brothers 1818 madison

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  1. suitup12

    suitup12 New Member

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    For a little background I'm 6'5, 220lbs. I just ordered a brooks brothers 1818 madison cut pinstripe suit. I ordered it online (which i've never done with a suit) because it was on sale and didn't want to pass it up. Just curious as to how the fit will be. I haven't bought off the rack in some time let alone the internet and am already second guessing myself. I don't typically wear suits fashionably tight but by no means do I swim in my clothes.

    With proper tailoring do you think the fit will be ok?
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Silly question to ask and bereft of facts, you do not say what size you have ordered or anything of substance about your body and whether you have any experience of the cut etc. Take it to a tailor when it arrives and seek advice, be prepared to send it back. Simply because it was cheap is not reason to believe it will fit or decide that you "didn't want to pass it up".
     


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    suitup12 New Member

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    Size 44L.

    I have no experience with the cut. Seems like a sillier question as if I did I most likely wouldn't be asking these questions.

    As I said I'm 6'5 220lbs (athletic). Not slim nor large.

    Didn't think it would fit bc it was cheap? I bought it bc it was a color I needed replaced and decided to pull the trigger bc it was in fact cheap and returnable - didn't seem like a crazy idea

    Do you have any experience with the cut? That was really the question
     


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    The main point is, that's not quite enough info. For example, i am 6'4" and weigh 200 lbs and wear a 40L. What size you wear is more about what your body weight distro is like (cyclist thighs here) than anything else. The madison is full in the chest but narrow in the shoulders, sometimes sack like. It is almost too short on me, but i am torso long. I'll see if I can find a pic of me wearing my madison jacket.
     


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    Here is my madison fit tweed

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    mebiuspower Senior member

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    Click on "Fit Guide" on the left hand menu:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/suits/0216,default,sc.html?lid=topnav-menu

    Madison Fit is their fullest cut. FYI tailor can only do minor adjustments to a suit unless you're paying an arm and a leg for a whole re-do which then you might as well buy another suit.

    What you should have done is to visit a BB store to try for size, find the closest fit then wait for a sale.
     
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    I'm your size and wear a 44XL in the Madison cut.
     


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    Ok thanks guys. Like I said I'm not tiny but not overweight either. The last suit I bought off the rack was in fact 44L that didn't need any jacket alterations and fits nicely - but obviously that was tried on beforehand.
     


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    This is, of course, the place where we say post pic and we will judge that. I thought I was a 42 long for decades (well, 1.5 decades)
     
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