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Help with Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma Sizing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gsugsu, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    I have been looking at Rafaele Caruso Sartoria Parma suits on Yoox and wondered if someone could give me a heads up on sizing. My chest measurement is between 44 and 45 inches. The armpit to armpit measurement of my current suits are around 46 inches (22 x 2) and the shoulder measurements tend to be about 19.5 inches. I used to be fairly confident in choosing 44 R but this is no longer a certainty with some brands. Does anyone have an idea of what the chest measurement of a Caruso 54 EU (44 US) suit coat is? Would it be safe to go with the 54 EU or go up to the 56?

    From my searches of threads on SF, Caruso tends to be well regarded and the Sartorio Parma seems to be the top level of his suits. Is the current Yoox sale pricing a good value for the money?
     


  2. drducky

    drducky Senior member

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    missed this a few weeks ago, though hope it's still pertinent
    I would go with a e54
    I'm about the same size and have a few Caruso made suits that are that size and fit well
    the e56 tend to go towards 47-48" and I think would be too big (I've had two of those as well)
     


  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I would second DrDucky's comments.
    I have a 44-45 chest and I like a reasonably fitted jacket.
    My Caruso is a 54R and is snug with quite narrow shoulders.
    Of all my suits, this jacket is the one that fit me best off-the-rack.
    The trousers are cut quite slim in the seat and thighs.
     


  4. Wicky

    Wicky Senior member

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    Mmmmmm, I have a different view. Due to Caruso being cut slim I have to go up a size. In Borrelli or Kiton I am a straight 50EU, whereas in the Sartoria Parma line I have to take a EU52.
     


  5. antirabbit

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    Word, go with your 44R, they can be let out a bit if needed.
    Sizing up in suits never works well for me.
     


  6. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    Word, go with your 44R, they can be let out a bit if needed.
    Sizing up in suits never works well for me.


    Agreed. I am somewhat in the market for a Caruso as well and a local shop has their stock at 50% off at the moment. I am a pretty standard Eu48 and unfortunately the smallest the shop had was Eu50. Even as they are cut small I would still need a Eu48. So my judgement would be to stick with your standard size.

    As an interesting side note, I was speaking with the manager of the shop for some time and he was saying that many larger retailers have over bought over the summer and have a large amount of stock going unsold. He said he expects a lot of the off retailers to be picking up a lot of this stock in the coming months, which should be good for us... [​IMG] ... as he said RLBL is in this mix.
     


  7. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for the responses; they have helped quite a bit. As it happens, I would have gone with the 56(46) ut they were out of stock at Yoox so the lag in responses actually helped me.

    Thanks,

    G
     


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