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Dior Jacket Question…

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rome, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Rome

    Rome Senior member

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    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
     
  2. minya

    minya Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    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.
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Be aware that the company ships by FedEx, which requires government agencies to contact you with taxes for fabric importation.
     
  5. Rome

    Rome Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. Homme

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    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.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Moderator

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    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.
     
  8. TrojanGarb

    TrojanGarb Senior member

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    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?
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Moderator

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    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.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Moderator

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    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
     
  11. Verb

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    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.
     

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