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I guess it's either too early or I am just dense. :cry:

You said a 40in chest is a size 38? So 2 inches ABOVE the size?

You take a size 38, which is actually 40in chest? So your 38.2 chest has 1 and some change inches to wiggle around?
It's something like this. I haven't measured my actual chest, but I know I like the chest on my sport coats to be 20.5". This translates to a 38 sport coat for most brands. Some people want it skin tight, some like it baggy. I wouldn't recommend using your actual chest measurement and adding some specific number to it. Just find a sport coat that works for you and measure it.
 

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I guess it's either too early or I am just dense. :cry:

You said a 40in chest is a size 38? So 2 inches ABOVE the size?

You take a size 38, which is actually 40in chest? So your 38.2 chest has 1 and some change inches to wiggle around?
The size number on the garment should represent the measurement of your chest. It does not represent the actual measurements of the garment. A good explanation from Spier & Mackay's website:

"For example, if you measure your chest to be 40 inches, the jacket chest [measurement, not marked size] should be between 42" - 43" for a slim but comfortable fit."
 

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I guess it's either too early or I am just dense. :cry:

You said a 40in chest is a size 38? So 2 inches ABOVE the size?

You take a size 38, which is actually 40in chest? So your 38.2 chest has 1 and some change inches to wiggle around?
What he's saying is that a jacket made for a man with a 38" chest—and therefore tagged 38—should actually have a larger chest measurement—say, 40"—so that there will be some wiggle room. Skin tight is too tight.

Never mind. Answered as I was typing, I see, but no way to delete.
 

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I guess it's either too early or I am just dense. :cry:

You said a 40in chest is a size 38? So 2 inches ABOVE the size?

You take a size 38, which is actually 40in chest? So your 38.2 chest has 1 and some change inches to wiggle around?
Yes, you’ve got that right. Think of when you’re buying trousers. If your thigh is 20 inches in circumference and your pants are also 20 inches in circumference, the fabric is going to be painted onto your legs, with no room for drape. It’s the same phenomenon with the chest measurements.
 

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The sun continues to shine here in NYC, and temperatures have moderated themselves to a more seasonable degree. I recently purchased a pair of trousers, the color of which was a suggestion from the store manager at New & Lingwood, whence I bought my newest sports jacket, worn last Friday, but as I did not wish to wear the same jacket again so soon, I've substituted a jacket which I purchased a year ago last January at Gieves & Hawkes. I've photographed both for comparison.

Apparently, from what I've read online today, flat caps have made a comeback - with me, they never left.

Sports jacket #1 (navy) - Gieves & Hawkes
Sports jacket #2 (green plaid) - New & Lingwood
Shirt & tie - Brooks Brothers
Pocket square - no name brand
Trousers - Paul Stuart
Boots - Cheaney
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Burberry
Cap - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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