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Can you comment on the fit of this suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bsinge50, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Believe the folks; it's definitely too big.
     
  2. bsinge50

    bsinge50 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I didn't mean to say I like how it looked on me, I just like the suit by itself. Also, when I measure around my chest, I get about 38 1/4". I went with 40 because I heard to round up, and my current suit from Mens Wearhouse is a 40, but it fits kind of like this, unfortunately.

    I think I will just return it and go try on some suits at Target and Macy's, or Burlington Coat Factory (?). Maybe if I get a particularly well-fitting one, I will try and compare it to the measurements on one of these models, but probably I would just find one that fits better and keep it.

    Thanks again.
     
  3. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior member

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    Also, when I measure around my chest, I get about 38 1/4".
    To give you a rough guide, I also measure 38 across the chest, exactly 38. I have found through bitter experience, and trying on many suits that a lot tend to be so oversized that I need a 36 for it to fit OK and even then, the shoulders are still too wide. However I'm not the best example, I have very narrow shoulders so take my guide with a grain of salt. I'm sure there are plenty of 38s lurking that can chime in.
     
  4. bsinge50

    bsinge50 Well-Known Member

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    I see. I have a similar problem, I think my shoulders are kind of wide, so the shoulders on a 38 might be too short. I'm not sure though.
     
  5. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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  6. bsinge50

    bsinge50 Well-Known Member

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    XD good going.
     
  7. cthip

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    I think I will just return it and go try on some suits at Target and Macy's, or Burlington Coat Factory (?). Maybe if I get a particularly well-fitting one, I will try and compare it to the measurements on one of these models, but probably I would just find one that fits better and keep it.

    why not just get jeff to send you a 38 when you return the 40? he's always done right by the forum members here, and his suits are far nicer than anything you'll find at target, macys, or burlington.
     
  8. bsinge50

    bsinge50 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how the 38 will fit. It seems like the pants will still be too big. I might try and find a suit that fits at a dept store, then compare the measurements with the 38 on ebay.
     
  9. bsinge50

    bsinge50 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help, everyone. I tried on a lot of suits today, and 38 seems to always fit me. I was just going to buy one that fit, but it seemed silly because they were more expensive than this one, which is a much nicer suit.

    Should I try and exchange it? If it doesn't work, I'm out another $20 for return shipping, possibly $35 if he charges me to ship another one.

    A Joseph Abboud at JC Penney fit pretty well, and the measurements, I believe are this:

    Chest: 40" (Abboud) 42" (M Valentino)

    Waist: 38"

    Shoulder to shoulder: 18" (Abboud) 18.5" (M Valentino)

    Sleeves from top of shoulder to end of cuff: 25" (Abboud) 25" (M Valentino)

    Length from top of collar to bottom: 32" (Abboud) 32.5" (M Valentino)

    Slacks

    Waist: 32" (both)

    So the Abboud is a little smaller across the shoulders, and a little shorter. And the chest is 2" smaller, I guess.

    Should I just return it and buy one that I know fits better and can try on, or try my luck with ebay again?

    Thanks, everyone.
     
  10. pandamonium

    pandamonium Senior member

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    Thanks for the help, everyone. I tried on a lot of suits today, and 38 seems to always fit me. I was just going to buy one that fit, but it seemed silly because they were more expensive than this one, which is a much nicer suit.

    Should I try and exchange it? If it doesn't work, I'm out another $20 for return shipping, possibly $35 if he charges me to ship another one.

    A Joseph Abboud at JC Penney fit pretty well, and the measurements, I believe are this:

    Chest: 40" (Abboud) 42" (M Valentino)

    Waist: 38"

    Shoulder to shoulder: 18" (Abboud) 18.5" (M Valentino)

    Sleeves from top of shoulder to end of cuff: 25" (Abboud) 25" (M Valentino)

    Length from top of collar to bottom: 32" (Abboud) 32.5" (M Valentino)

    Slacks

    Waist: 32" (both)

    So the Abboud is a little smaller across the shoulders, and a little shorter. And the chest is 2" smaller, I guess.

    Should I just return it and buy one that I know fits better and can try on, or try my luck with ebay again?

    Thanks, everyone.


    Sometimes paying more to look better is the way to go. I hope that statement doesn't cause to much controversy in this forum.

    Get rid of it. If you're out twenty dollars, consider it the cost of learning that the way a suit fit matters a lot. You're getting off easy: it cost me several hundred to learn the same thing.

    Aren't there any nicer stores in your area? What's your price range? If you're young and just need a suit that fits well and looks a little fashionable, like others have said, Zara and H&M are the way to go (even Banana Republic). It won't last a life time and you won't feel like you're being cradles by angel feathers, but it will give you a beater suit that looks good.
     

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