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Overcoat shoulder measurement—how much to size up?

SombreReptile

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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a secondhand overcoat online, and was wondering how much larger the shoulder measurement should be. For jackets I usually go for 18". I'd like to be able to wear a suit underneath the coat.

Thanks!
 

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Measure your jacket shoulders on the outside. Add 1" - 1.5"

That simply makes sure that the coat will go over the jacket.
 

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