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Hi all,

I am new to the forum and have been searching/reading/drooling/gawking/wishing for about a week now. Thanks for that.


I have a few questions I'd like you to help me with.

First, my "build":

I'm about 6'0", 225 pounds (mostly in the chest and thighs from prior weighlifting times), wear a 36-37/30 pant, and 46R jacket (US sizes). I wear a 17/34 shirt, but may need a 17/33 (these are rarely available).

I am looking for a few items to update my clothing style/collection. I work in a business casual setting, and will stay in this type of dress-style for the foreseeable future. On weekends I like to drink scotch.

I am looking for:

A thin peacoat - I have a nice, big, thick Schott that I bought at an Army oversupply store before I knew any better - it is unwieldy but very warm. It's a lot of material and makes me feel like a robot. I need something thin but warm, for under $200. Ideas?

Dress shirts - I have a decent amount of regular barrel-cuffed dress shirts from the likes of Tasso Elba, Hugo Boss, Liz Claiborne, etc. Mostly Macy's and Nordstrom stuff at around $30-40/shirt. I am looking for something a bit better. I have read that TM Lewin stuff is of pretty good quality, but I am wondering about the fit. Should I get the slim-fit or regular-fit? (I'm not slim, but my shoulders are quite a bit wider than my waist/hips) My concern is a 17/33 not fitting around my waist in a slim-fit.

Thank you.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Hi all,

I am new to the forum and have been searching/reading/drooling/gawking/wishing for about a week now. Thanks for that.


I have a few questions I'd like you to help me with.

First, my "build":

I'm about 6'0", 225 pounds (mostly in the chest and thighs from prior weighlifting times), wear a 36-37/30 pant, and 46R jacket (US sizes). I wear a 17/34 shirt, but may need a 17/33 (these are rarely available).

I am looking for a few items to update my clothing style/collection. I work in a business casual setting, and will stay in this type of dress-style for the foreseeable future. On weekends I like to drink scotch.

I am looking for:

A thin peacoat - I have a nice, big, thick Schott that I bought at an Army oversupply store before I knew any better - it is unwieldy but very warm. It's a lot of material and makes me feel like a robot. I need something thin but warm, for under $200. Ideas?

Dress shirts - I have a decent amount of regular barrel-cuffed dress shirts from the likes of Tasso Elba, Hugo Boss, Liz Claiborne, etc. Mostly Macy's and Nordstrom stuff at around $30-40/shirt. I am looking for something a bit better. I have read that TM Lewin stuff is of pretty good quality, but I am wondering about the fit. Should I get the slim-fit or regular-fit? (I'm not slim, but my shoulders are quite a bit wider than my waist/hips) My concern is a 17/33 not fitting around my waist in a slim-fit.

Thank you.


As regards to the TM Lewin, i believe regular fit should be fine as they are not billowy anyway.
 

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Originally Posted by jimmyoneill
As regards to the TM Lewin, i believe regular fit should be fine as they are not billowy anyway.

I see. Would you happen to know the measured waist/chest of a 17" neck TM Lewin shirt? Also, how long does shipping take to the states?
 

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I have a 17.5 36 (do they make 17 34 or will you have them shorten the sleeves?) which I can measure later. I'm 6'3" 230, and the slim fit works well for me, and nobody calls me skinny in life.

You must have to take up your sleeves on a 46 R jacket, no?
 

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Originally Posted by DrZRM
I have a 17.5 36 (do they make 17 34 or will you have them shorten the sleeves?) which I can measure later. I'm 6'3" 230, and the slim fit works well for me, and nobody calls me skinny in life.

You must have to take in your sleeves on a 46 R jacket, no?


Yes, the sleeves have to be taken in a bit there, but I don't wear enough jackets to have much experience with that. Trying to change that...

Yes, please do measure that shirt for me - thank you.
 

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Seems like you may be well served by a 46 S, I'll post the sized of the Lewin shirt a bit later.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I see. Would you happen to know the measured waist/chest of a 17" neck TM Lewin shirt?

Send them an email. They once sent me a spreadsheet showing all the measurements of their shirts and coats ...
 

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My shirt it about 48" across the chest and about 45" at the waist.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I see. Would you happen to know the measured waist/chest of a 17" neck TM Lewin shirt? Also, how long does shipping take to the states?


I ordered from TM Lewin last week, my order was shipped on 11-28, but has not yet arrived. They claim 3 to 7 business days for delievery to US.
 

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