• Welcome to the Styleforum Approved contest! This is a contest where everyone wins: in fact, every participant will get a (highly coveted) “Styleforum approved” bracelet to flaunt to your oblivious friends. The only thing you have to do is show appreciation for a member of the forum or an affiliate vendor.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Dior Jacket Question…

Rome

Mr. Chocolates Godiva
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
784
Reaction score
1
I am considering the following jacket and had a couple of questions; I'm hoping some of you guys don't mind helping me out.

http://www.luisaviaroma.com/ecnew/Co...odArticolo=155

I'm 6' tall and have a normal trunk/ torso ratio, how are the torsos cut on Dior Jackets?

I measure 42"/ 16.5", I am not sure what this converts to in Italian sizing. (Does any have a good sizing link for that matter?)

Lastly are there any alternatives for purchasing current Dior items other than Luisa via Roma? The prices on certain items seem a little high.


Thank you in advance for your help.
Rome
 

minya

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
527
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by Rome
The prices on certain items seem a little high.
Perhaps that's because you're buying Dior Homme items...?

Luisa's prices on Dior jeans, at least, are pretty much better than anyone else's.
 

Brian SD

Moderator
Joined
Feb 5, 2004
Messages
9,760
Reaction score
124
Luisa's prices are standard retail or sometimes slightly below.. which isn't that bad for Dior Homme since they go for higher than retail at resale sometimes.

The jackets have a pretty short torso, and that's part of their appeal. They're about the length of t-shirts... and I suppose a 42 chest would be size 52 IT.

Let me know if there's something else to help with.
 

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,743
Reaction score
253
Be aware that the company ships by FedEx, which requires government agencies to contact you with taxes for fabric importation.
 

Rome

Mr. Chocolates Godiva
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
784
Reaction score
1
Thanks Brian and LK for the info. One last thing, I ask about the sizing because I recall a post where LA Guy mentioned that the -10 rule was a fallacy. But all the conversion charts I have found seem to support this, for example a 50it in pants shouldn't equal to a 40us but that's what they amount to. Any help with this?

Thanks again,
R.
 

Homme

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
1,808
Reaction score
1,373
FAIK 48 is small, 50 is medium, 52 large and so on. Italian sizing for trousers has size 48 = 32 inch waist, 50 = 34, 52 = 36 and so on.
 

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
48,020
Reaction score
22,488
Originally Posted by Homme
AFAIK 48 is small, 50 is medium, 52 large and so on. Italian sizing for trousers has size 48 = 32 inch waist, 50 = 34, 52 = 36 and so on.

Nope. In European sizing, a medium corresponds to a 48 Eu. 50 Eu is *usually* closer to 33 waist. For suits, 50 Eu is closer to 39 than to 40. There is an imperial to metric conversion, which is linear but not parallel, so the 10 difference for all sizes is convenient fiction.
 

TrojanGarb

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2006
Messages
184
Reaction score
0
Is the proper way to convert Euro sizes to multiply by two then convert?

i.e. 50 euro = 100 => 39.37 inch. Likewise, 40 US = 101.6/2 = 50.8 euro.

Oh and don't most european suits have an 8 inch drop?
 

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
48,020
Reaction score
22,488
Originally Posted by TrojanGarb
Is the proper way to convert Euro sizes to multiply by two then convert? i.e. 50 euro = 100 => 39.37 inch. Likewise, 40 US = 101.6/2 = 50.8 euro. Oh and don't most european suits have an 8 inch drop?
That is closer, yes. And most European suits have a nominal 7 inch drop.
 

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
48,020
Reaction score
22,488
Oh, and pretty much all Dior Homme stuff is on sale (about 40% off) at Barney's right now. There are also some items (mainly shirts, I think) at eluxury.com and scoopnyc.com (surprisingly) on sale as well
 

Verb

Active Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
30
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by Rome
Thanks Brian and LK for the info. One last thing, I ask about the sizing because I recall a post where LA Guy mentioned that the -10 rule was a fallacy. But all the conversion charts I have found seem to support this, for example a 50it in pants shouldn't equal to a 40us but that's what they amount to. Any help with this?

The Dior pieces are literally all over the charts on sizing on a per season basis. From what I recall, VotC and Lustre run big while the 05 stuff ran small. I haven't heard anything about 06 whatsoever. Make sure you get exact measurements from them via e-mail before ordering.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Face Masks: Pick Your Favorite (Choose 2)

  • Disposable surgical mask

  • White cotton mask

  • Linen-lined mask

  • "Sartorial" mask made of suiting fabric

  • Patterned mask (checks, stripes, fun print, etc.)

  • Solid color silk mask

  • "Sartorial" mask made of tie fabric

  • Sports mask made of synthetic fabric

  • Denim mask

  • Face shield


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
442,537
Messages
9,557,237
Members
199,951
Latest member
nachtkoorts
Top