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Looking for a conservative 38R, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by raley, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. raley

    raley Senior Member

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    May 22, 2004
    Just wanted to see if anyone had anything old sitting around that might fit the bill. I'm going to need to pick up something for sure by the end of next week/beginning of the following week. I am interviewing for an internship with the Federal Reserve, so it is going to need to be fairly conservative. I am thinking the standard navy or charcoal (although I would prefer charcoal, it is not that big of a deal).

    I am a pretty standard 38R - I would say something along the lines of a 40" chest, 18" shoulders, 24.5" sleeves, 31-32" length, 32" waist, and a 33" inseam. These are pretty rough but should give a pretty good idea.

    Any ideas for search terms on ebay that I can run for the next couple of days to see if anything comes up, or otherwise stores I can browse in Houston? I am trying to avoid Jos A. Bank/MW but if it comes down to that it comes down to that. I am thinking I want to stay under 500$ or so.


    Here is one I found, does this look legit? The button stance seems to be a bit low to my eye, could this be several years old?

    Thanks for any help/suggestions.

  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The Zegna looks legit to me, but I don't have enough experience to be sure. Also, style looks nice. Would you be able to get it in time?

    I actually have a 38R Banana Republic grey flannel with chalk stripe suit that I've been meaning to put up on eBay. I think it would fit you very well, though the sleeves may need to be taken up. It sat in my closet all winter without being worn (doesn't fit my wardrobe needs anymore--too dressy). Single breasted, two button, single vent, flat front trousers. Send me a pm if you're interested.

    EDIT: Just saw you're in Houston, where it's already hot. So this may not be right for you. It looks like a fall/winter fabric, though not it's that heavy.

  3. tedbearz

    tedbearz Senior Member

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    Nov 24, 2004
    You also need to factor in time for alterations.

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