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Burberry Coat Sizes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lafont, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    This is worthy of being a separate thread. My "new" vintage Burberry rain coat - age unknown (though shell 67% polyester, 33% cotton, lining 50/50 if that helps in dating it) - has a tab inside a pocket saying "44 REG." Burberry's current website relates their 44 coat to an "XS" (i.e. "extra small)" yet my coat seems like about a medium or 38-40 U.S. size. Is something missing here? Has Burberry changed its size definitions over the years?[​IMG]
     


  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    One might be referring to the European 44 size, which is an American 34, thus the x-small.
     


  3. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Lafont, you should discuss this with forum member Executive.
     


  4. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Thanks, however "Executive's" profile says he doesn't want to receive E-mail. I contacted the Administrator....
    Would anyone else care to respond to this size question, please?[​IMG]
     


  5. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    This size equivalent thing gets really hairy! Attached charts, which comparis British and American men's coat sizes, completely disagrees with that Burberry has on its own webpage. If one plugs in the "44" under "British," it also gives a "44" for American here.[​IMG]

    http://www.asknumbers.com/ClothingMensConversion.aspx
     


  6. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    British and American coat sizes are the same; EU sizes are approximately 10 higher.
     


  7. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I've run into many who say that, but how would you explain the chart on Burberry's own website?

    Size S M L XL XX XXXL
    Rainwear & Outerwear size 46 48 50 52 54 56
    Chest size (inches) 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Chest size (cm) 86 91.5 96.5 101.5 106.5 112
    Shirts & T-Shirt size 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Collar size (inches) 14 15 151/2 16 161/2 17
    Collar size (cm) 36 38 39 41 42 43
    Trouser size (inches) 30 32 34 36 38 40
    Collar size (cm) 76 81 86 92 97 102

    I had another chart on before (what became of it?) but it specifically referred to a "RR REG." as an "XS ("extra small").

    So, according to the above chart, a "44 REG" tag on a Burberry coat could be equivalent to a U.S. "extra small," equivalent to a U.S. "38 or 40 regular," equivalent to an
    American 44, or equivalent to a U.S. 48. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    quite a mystery there lafont even better than the mysterious pockets if i understand you correctly you should contact executive i agree with rjman he knows a lot if you have mysteries or are mystified by tasso elba and ralph lauren tees if he doesnt accept emails you should just pm him edit it just occured to me that you may want to contact eric glennie
     


  9. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I don't see him listed under "Members." How to reach?
    Of course I've contacted the Great Burberry themselves but no response so far - not even one of those form e-mails (i.e. "We've received....") yet....
     


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