Proper overcoat sleeve length?

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  1. Mitch D

    Mitch D Well-Known Member

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    I know that the general rule for determining proper suit jacket sleeve length,is to allow for approximately 1/2" of dress shirt cuff exposure. But does the same rule apply for overcoats? Â That is,should the sleeve length of an overcoat be adjusted so that 1/2" of the cuff of the suit sleeve be exposed? Â What if the overcoat will also be worn without a suit? Your help is very much appreciated.. Â [​IMG]
     
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    Mitch:

    Unlike the suit sleeve relationship to the shirt, the overcoat sleeves should be long enough to cover the sleeves of your suit and shirt by ½ inch, but you don't want them any longer.

    Good luck returning that parrott. Get it on e-bay?

    Andy
     
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    Thank you Andy. Oh yes,the,uh, Norwegian Blue ... Remarkable bird,the Norwegian Blue,idn't it,ay? Beautiful plumage. [​IMG]
     

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