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Does a jacket size 40R correspond to Medium or Small?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JDelage, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. JDelage

    JDelage Senior member

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    I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled. Of course, generally I understand that it's best to try and see what fits. I'm just curious what the industry standards are...

    Thanks,

    JD
     
  2. alphaO888

    alphaO888 Senior member

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    I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled. Of course, generally I understand that it's best to try and see what fits. I'm just curious what the industry standards are...

    Thanks,

    JD


    depends on the designer - I'd say an american 40r is a large whereas a european 40r is more medium.

    Generally most sites will consider a 40R a large.
     
  3. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Definitely not a small.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    a size 40r is a medium.
     
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    When I buy a RTW coat/jacket, it is a 40R.
    When I buy a RTW shirt from among those sized S, M, L, XL, etc ... I almost always wear a M.
    When I buy a RTW sweater sized S, M, L, XL, etc ... I usually wear a M ... but sometimes a L.
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    40R is a medium. The size tables may be giving the actual measurements off the garments, a 40 inch chest is pretty normal for a size small sweater.
     
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    40r could be anything: from small to large,as the actual measurements would change based on the manufacturer, model etc...formal sizes on the label mean nothing
     
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    40r could be anything: from small to large,as the actual measurements would change based on the manufacturer, model etc...formal sizes on the label mean nothing

    +10000

    I am a 40L, so basically the same as you. I have to wear a small in some designers to a large in others; it really depends on the cut and shape. For instance, RLBL runs pretty slim and I vary between a M and a L in that, and don't have to size up in the suits like many do.
     
  11. GoldenTribe

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    I always buy M, but I have seen size tables (e.g., the Drakes' cashmere cardigan) which make a 40 chest size a small. I'm a bit puzzled.
    A 40-inch chest (20" pit-to-pit) is a small, or a medium on the small side. A size 40 jacket is usually 21-22.5 inches around the chest, and corresponds to a medium in most cases.
     
  12. Reevolving

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    Much closer to M than to L
     
  13. blackwar12

    blackwar12 Well-Known Member

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    I wear a 36R, and both 38R jackets and basically every single 'medium' out there fits like a tent on me.
     
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    Cognacad Senior member

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    A 40R is like the definition of medium suit! From my young and unprofessional opinion.
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    A 40-inch chest (20" pit-to-pit) is a small, or a medium on the small side.

    A size 40 jacket is usually 21-22.5 inches around the chest, and corresponds to a medium in most cases.


    ^ This.
     
  16. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    In Italy and I think most of Europe a 40 would be a L.
     
  17. JDelage

    JDelage Senior member

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    Thanks all. I suspect the ambiguity is between the 40R jacket size and the 40 chest size, as explained by GoldenTribe.
     
  18. dbalz

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    i think it also depends if the item you are buying is a tailored/ slim fit or a classic fit. I wear a 40s jacket and i have seen that i can buy a small shirt if it is a normal cut... but may have to just to a medium for the same brands tailored fit.
     
  19. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    It's great that this thread is now two pages long.

    Let's push through to ten pages.


    - B
     
  20. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    It's great that this thread is now two pages long.

    Let's push through to ten pages.


    - B


    Change your thread settings. 40 posts per page FTW.

    PS I would really like there to be a 100 posts per page option on this site.
     

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