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How long to get a blazer...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mcortese0288, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. mcortese0288

    mcortese0288 Member

    Jul 25, 2011
    First off new to this site.

    I really had a question that I need help because I just can't decide on my own.

    I am 23 years old 6'1 185 pounds and wear a 33 for waist. I look to wear more modern style suits and blazers (fit wise).

    I bought a 40R blazer and the chest fits perfect. The shoulders are perfect. The sleeves are perfect. It's just the waist is half way to 3/4 the way down my butt. If I wear it and I have a long sleeve under shirt on it must be tucked in because you will see the long sleeve come out from under the suit.

    So then I took it back and had to order a 40L because no one in the area had one. I got it in and the sleeves were down to the mid part of my thumbs. The shoulders were a bit to big and the chest was pretty good. The length went just under my butt. The thing its since im younger I like that slim fit style where everything looks very "tight".

    So basically my question is. Is it ok for the blazer to be just above the tush? or is that not considered normal? I am fairly new to wearing blazers and such and I just don't really know what is considered normal attire.
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jun 1, 2011
    Washington, DC
    It is somewhat en vogue these days to have a shorter jacket, but the jacket should definitely cover your rear. You can have the sleeves adjusted easily - any tailor should be able to do this without a problem. The shoulders being big is a more difficult problem, but the fit on the shoulders shouldn't change from a 40R to a 40L.
  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

    Jul 8, 2011
    If you have very long legs, a bit longer vents will help in cutting them down a bit for harmony's sake. With that Thom Browne fellow doing evil deeds with vent length, more manufacturers have taken to following this odd look. The vents should definitely cover your rear at all times.

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