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Professor Χάος

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Yes, sounds like the scale of alterations needed might not be worth the effort and expense, and additionally the risk involved - unless you have high confidence in your tailor's skill set and experience.
I have reasonably high confidence in my tailor's abilities....but why should I spend the original cost + $200 in customs duties just to buy a suit that needs to be fixed substantially? Too bad, I really like Attolini. The other Attolini suits are $600 more expensive, leading to another $100+ in customs duties. Too bad. In truth, I already own over 30 high end suits, including 4 Attolinis, so its not exactly as if I need to buy this suit. Its more of a question of artistic appreciation. Only people on SF understand my mania. haha
 

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I think you should probably pass on this. You run a big risk of the suit never being right. All of the dimensions could be out, pocket positions, button stance, lapel length.

Adding the costs etc I would walk away.
 

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Thanks Ian,

The suit in question is half a size smaller than my normal size. I wear 42R and its 41C. Because its a half size smaller, I think that will reduce the difference between my preferred dimensions and that of the suit jacket. Shouldn't I follow the measurements? I've had the clerk measure it twice, and 21.5 inch chest is perfect for me, and a 21.25 inch jacket waist is only 0.75 inches larger than my preferred waist size. The pants will need to be reduced at the waist by 2 inches and the legs will have to be slimmed down (which are alterations I have had on may suits). Since its corto, its not as long as many Attolinis my size, which I prefer.

How does the drop affect the jacket length? Do larger drops imply flaring at the jacket bottom? I was kind of worried about that. I was planning on asking the clerk to measure the bottom of the jacket for width.

Thanks again,
I do think following measurements is important and from what you are saying, maybe 41C is your perfect size. Yes, drop definitely affects jacket length as well so I think let the measurements be your guide and invest in a great tailor if it's not perfect. What you want to avoid is getting a jacket that needs to be completely deconstructed for you, that defeats the purpose of buying Attolini. Pants ok, but not the jacket in my opinion.

Best,

Ian
 

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I do think following measurements is important and from what you are saying, maybe 41C is your perfect size. Yes, drop definitely affects jacket length as well so I think let the measurements be your guide and invest in a great tailor if it's not perfect. What you want to avoid is getting a jacket that needs to be completely deconstructed for you, that defeats the purpose of buying Attolini. Pants ok, but not the jacket in my opinion.

Best,

Ian
Thanks Ian,

The suit in question is half a size smaller than my normal size. I wear 42R and its 41C. Because its a half size smaller, I think that will reduce the difference between my preferred dimensions and that of the suit jacket. Shouldn't I follow the measurements? I've had the clerk measure it twice, and 21.5 inch chest is perfect for me, and a 21.25 inch jacket waist is only 0.75 inches larger than my preferred waist size. The pants will need to be reduced at the waist by 2 inches and the legs will have to be slimmed down (which are alterations I have had on may suits). Since its corto, its not as long as many Attolinis my size, which I prefer.

How does the drop affect the jacket length? Do larger drops imply flaring at the jacket bottom? I was kind of worried about that. I was planning on asking the clerk to measure the bottom of the jacket for width.

Thanks again,
By the way, the other members are not wrong with their advice, but if what you are saying is you think your true size is 41C and not 42R, all things being equal then you are ok. HOWEVER, be careful of the Drop, it does affect things and other other members are right, if you can't make it work without some minor tweaks, don't do it. I don't care if you give me something for free, if I don't feel good about wearing it, to me it holds no value.

Best,

Ian
 

Professor Χάος

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I think you should probably pass on this. You run a big risk of the suit never being right. All of the dimensions could be out, pocket positions, button stance, lapel length.

Adding the costs etc I would walk away.
By the way, the other members are not wrong with their advice, but if what you are saying is you think your true size is 41C and not 42R, all things being equal then you are ok. HOWEVER, be careful of the Drop, it does affect things and other other members are right, if you can't make it work without some minor tweaks, don't do it. I don't care if you give me something for free, if I don't feel good about wearing it, to me it holds no value.

Best,

Ian
Hello Gentlemen,

Thanks,

I've decided to pass on the suit, for the reasons you've mentioned. What is the point for paying so much for a suit that has to be fixed. My size is 42R. I'm not large or portly, so I'm passing on the suit.

Thanks very much or all your advice. Greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,

Professor Χάος
 

MarkWinter

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Hello Gentlemen,

Thanks,

I've decided to pass on the suit, for the reasons you've mentioned. What is the point for paying so much for a suit that has to be fixed. My size is 42R. I'm not large or portly, so I'm passing on the suit.

Thanks very much or all your advice. Greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,

Professor Χάος
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We have a nice selection of size 42 suits from Attolini, you can find them here.
 

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