Does It Fit? Sweater Length, Sleeve, Chest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vvoz, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. vvoz

    vvoz New Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Hello All,
    FIrst post, just found the forum. Great community.

    I came into some sweaters over the holiday. Lord and Taylor's Black and Brown 1826(?) 100% Cashmere. First time ive ever worn or experienced cashmere and love the softness etc, though this one and others of the same brand feel like they stretch out just resting my elbows on my work desk for an hour. I'm feeling as though they are already too long and possibly wide in the chest as well. Please let me know what you think of the fit in these pics. There is pretty bad bunching of the sleeve at my wrist, even without the watch, it does not change much more than one of the many rolls coming out. In the profile shot you can see a nasty hang on the sleeve to the elbow. The waist actually does not look as bad in the pics as I feel it does in person, and the back can appear saggy similar to the elbow hang at times. Pulled it up on one shot to show where my belt sits when I wear with Jeans.

    I am probably going to try to shrink this one with a hot water hand wash and update later, as I have a few of these in different colors.
    Thanks again for your insights and suggestions.

    P.S. Sorry for the low quality/bad angle pics





  2. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Sep 6, 2011
    Morgantown, WV
    You could probably size down one size, although even then the sleeves might be too long. Attempting to shrink them is a fraught affair... I personally wouldn't even attempt it, but be sure to block them very well afterward if you go ahead with your plan.

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