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Fit advice on sweater?

jaaz16

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Hi all, I’m deciding between two sizes of this De Bonne Facture sweater and I’d appreciate any feedback on which one works best. Size L is on the left, M is on right (the first collage is the only one I might have mixed up, but I’m 90% sure I got it right). Laying the sweaters on top of each other, the differences are length, sleeve length, and a touch more room in the waist and, to a lesser extent, chest.

(Also, tagging @dieworkwear because I always value his input)

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Both look nice to me. Seems very similar to the other question someone on here asked last week or so. I think if you want a more classic fit, then L is better. If you want something more modern and youthful-looking, then I would do M. I don't think either size is a "bad fit."

If I were in your position, I would keep the L. But M looks a little tidier and more youthful.

If you plan on wearing this under a coat, I imagine it doesn't matter that much. If you have a bit of a belly, sit down in the sweater and see which looks more flattering. Sometimes trim sweaters reveal a bit of paunch when the wearer sits down, but if you have a very flat stomach this is less of a concern.
 

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I wouldn't be able to pick out which is the L and which the M by those pictures alone. Maybe the differences are more obvious in person. IME, De Bonne Facture fits pretty TTS and from the examples I've tried on or seen, they seem to be pretty thoughtful about the intended fit of each of their pieces. I'd go by which feels more comfortable, or else your typical size if you're really unsure.
 

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Both look nice to me. Seems very similar to the other question someone on here asked last week or so. I think if you want a more classic fit, then L is better. If you want something more modern and youthful-looking, then I would do M. I don't think either size is a "bad fit."

If I were in your position, I would keep the L. But M looks a little tidier and more youthful.

If you plan on wearing this under a coat, I imagine it doesn't matter that much. If you have a bit of a belly, sit down in the sweater and see which looks more flattering. Sometimes trim sweaters reveal a bit of paunch when the wearer sits down, but if you have a very flat stomach this is less of a concern.
I wouldn't be able to pick out which is the L and which the M by those pictures alone. Maybe the differences are more obvious in person. IME, De Bonne Facture fits pretty TTS and from the examples I've tried on or seen, they seem to be pretty thoughtful about the intended fit of each of their pieces. I'd go by which feels more comfortable, or else your typical size if you're really unsure.
Thanks. Yes, the two sizes are quite similar--so much so that I found myself having to take a couple rounds of pictures because I forgot which one I was wearing in which picture. And yes Derek: I saw that thread and bought the L after reading the discussion. I did the sitting test and even though I don't have a flat stomach, I found the L ironically made my stomach look worse because the extra inch or so of fabric bunched up right at my belly, giving the illusion of a bigger gut. The weave is pretty thick and dense so I found, surprisingly, the trimmer one seemed to hide my stomach more because the sweater held its shape and didn't cling to every curve. I have an SNS Herning sweater that does something similar. By contrast, thinner merino sweaters or cotton sweaters cling to everything just like you said and...yeah, not great.

Probably too much information in response, so tl;dr: thanks for your feedback guys!
 

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