- Jul 14, 2020
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Still trying to force Spring to make an appearance with the power of optimistic wardrobe choices. Not having much success as 7 degC and dark grey here in Somerset.
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Ah, Ok thank you. So the actual measurement of the chest is more important than size... 38 in real life usually works out to be 20.5'' so you buy those.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.
Makes sense, thank you!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."
Right, so you get a little to move. The ultimate sizing is not quite the tagged size, but potentially the ACTUAL chest measurement. Usually those align, I guess.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.
Hahah, good example! Thank you very much.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.