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Purchasing a suit/blazer/sport coat on eBay

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by migui0323, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. migui0323

    migui0323 New Member

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    Apr 13, 2019
    When buying a suit/blazer/sportcoat off of eBay, which measurement should I be focusing on the jacket to determine whether it will fit me or not in the shoulders? Is it the shoulder to shoulder measurement or the pit to pit/chest measurement?

  2. breakaway01

    breakaway01 Distinguished Member

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    Ann Arbor, MI
    shoulder to shoulder will be the most useful measurement to gauge shoulder fit. Not perfect but it'll be the best you can do without being able to try on the jacket. Compare to a jacket that fits you well in the shoulders, if you have one.

    pit-to-pit is a measurement of chest size.

  3. BK_Verbs

    BK_Verbs Active Member

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    Mar 11, 2019
    Brooklyn NYC
    Agree with above. I always guage measurements vs something I have that I know fits me well. Having said that, you can always cut down a bigger jacket (within reason). Never buy one too small.

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