jacket sizing conundrum

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  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Im a natural 41 in sportcoast, but the line Im looking at comes in 40 and 42 only. Is it easier to take a 42 in a bit, or let a 40 out a bit?
     


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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    It depends on your specific measurements. If you have, or can borrow, any size 40 or 42, take it to a good tailor and ask how easy it would be to make the adjustments.
     


  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Can you actually try on the jackets? Because I'd be willing to bet that you're at least a bit closer to the 40 or the 42, and not precisely in the middle.
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    Consider a Euorpean make in size 52 (translates to a US 41).[​IMG]
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    It seems that taking in as a rule works better than letting out. Have you considered mtm or bespoke?
     


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    pkincy Senior member

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    Consider a Euorpean make in size 52 (translates to a US 41).[​IMG]

    Here, here!

    And also some lines are cut more closely than others....e.g., Corneliani vs Isaia.

    Perry
     


  7. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Thanks for the tips everyoone. Unfortunatly I can't test the particular aticles, as they are online. I guess Ill go for the larger size. Im 24, and more likely to grow into it than shrink...

    It seems that taking in as a rule works better than letting out. Have you considered mtm or bespoke?

    I have, but then my GF tells me "have you considered rent". I'm looking at a $1000 ceiling for this suit.
     


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    grimslade Senior member

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    I'd definitely go bigger rather than smaller.
     


  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If they are a common brand, found in a store near you, and you were so inclined, you could try them on for size locally and then decide. Get the size that fits your shoulders and chest the best. You want to alter the waist, take in or let out, and not the upper parts of jacket. Less expensive brands have smaller oulets and less to let out. Best to take in the waist than let out.
     


  10. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    What sort of suit is it, out of curiosity?
     


  11. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    http://www.pakeman.co.uk/products.asp?cat=92 "Charcoal Flannel SB Suit Jacket Traditionally made from a 14oz flannel with a three button front, four button cuffs, centre vent, slanting pockets including an outside ticket pocket." Fused, no doubt, and with a center vent, but its a good price and exactly the look I want, so I think I'll go for it.
     


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