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Charles Tyrwhitt raincoat fit?

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Would someone by so kind as to help me in deciding which size I should go with? I have a 38 1/2" chest and I prefer a trimmer fit. Would I find the small to tight or should I go with the medium? All thoughts are welcome, many thanks in advance.


http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMCJ...vel3=Outerwear
 

nmoraitis

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Can no one be of some assistance?
 

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Go with the small. I've got a 38" chest and initially went with the medium, but it's huge, and I changed it for a small. I wouldn't actually recommend it, though; it's very stiff (although perhaps that's what it's meant to be like?).
 

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Thanks Cheese! Raincoats are usually stiff, but when you say stiff, do you mean cardboard stiff?
 

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It's not cardboard stiff, but I'm very aware of it when it's on. Every time I wear it I want to take it off and jump up and down on it to loosen it up a bit. I was tempted to send it back, but it does look okay, and I live in hope that it will get more comfy. I've worn it only half a dozen times, so perhaps it will improve with wear?
 

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Thanks for the info Cheese!
 

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Has anyone else gone with a CT raincoat? I'm curious as to whether the coat is cut to fit over a suit. I wear a size 38-39R. Should I still go with a small if I plan to wear it over a fitted suit? Any thoughts are appreciated!
 

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I will. Thanks! I guess I'm just so used to customer service reps having no clue what they're selling. I'll give it a shot. UPDATE: Well, I called and they couldn't tell me anything that was not already on the website. The above post makes me believe that a medium runs large, but I guess the question is whether it is too large, even with a suit underneath.
I ordered a small. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'll post the fit when it comes in if anyone is interested.
 

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