Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    You gotta add about 1" to the chest measurement when laid flat (+2" overall), otherwise the jacket would be skin-tight...so a US 44 would measure out to be about 21". I wouldn't list a US 44 as fitting a 42, unless they lean towards the David Byrne look.

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  2. jdrizzy

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    hbkshin Senior member

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    Sometimes facts make people angry. Like the fact that my jacket is measured and tagged as a 41R, but some jackass is screaming it's actually a 41L. I had to bite back a retort "Maybe you should look into 41S or 41XS?"
     


  4. SpooPoker

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  5. capnwes

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    Um, you have that backward.

    The Measured size = the tagged size +2. So a 44R jacket would have a 46" chest, or 23" pit to pit.

    If your jacket measures 42" around , its a size 40.
     
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  6. cdgreg

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    I stumbled across this for EU conversions and it seems to hold true for the Canali's I recently purchased from Vexco. I'm a US 44L and the EU 56L fit like a glove: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?48883-European-suit-sizing
     
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  7. cdgreg

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    This is the pattern I have followed when I measure an untagged jacket which I originally found here: http://www.suitupp.com/pages/suit_sizing. So 46" chest is a size 44 jacket.


    Reo and ATL's comments seem to be the complete opposite. If I'm reading each of you correctly you're saying a size 44 jacket should have a 42" chest measurement.
     
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  8. richnet12

    richnet12 Senior member

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    Question in measuring jackets for Ebay. The measuring instructions online all say that the jacket size is the chest measurement minus 4" but in fact I find it to be 2" most of the time. Is the 4" standard for older suits?
     


  9. DanM

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    The Ask Andy guide is what I had been using until I measured enough suits to know that the size is often 2" greater than the persons actual chest size rather than 4" greater as suggested here:


    "Almost every tailor and manufacturer on the planet cuts the chest of the jacket 4” larger than the actual chest measurement of the individual. Occasionally you will find jackets that measure 3” larger, or as much as 5” larger but 95% of the time it is 4” larger."

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  11. TheNeedMachine

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    Did I write it backwards as well? I dunno, I've been drinking. So y'all should know that my man-crush is Scott McGillivray. And the jeans that fit me best are Rustler and Lucky Brand.
     


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    I'm very tired and have already mistaken some easy things today, but the above are two divergent ideas on sizing; you guys aren't agreeing and I'm missing it, correct?
     


  13. Shoeluv

    Shoeluv Senior member

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    This was his first message before the case was open
    Quote: This is what he wrote in the case message:

    Quote: Here is the case
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  14. capnwes

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    That 4" in the Ask Andy guide is wrong. I had so many returns using that system in the beginning. I switched to 2" about two years ago and hardly ever have returns for fit. Really the only manufacturer I can think of that uses 4" is HSM. Their stuff always seems to be way oversized. I wear a 42 in HSM sport coats. Not possible in any other brand I have found.
     
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    Not disagreeing. If the jacket says 44R and measures like a 42R, I list it with that information provided as well as measurements.

    If you leave out the tagged size, like Spoo said, in the event of a case....you lose.
     


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