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RL Black Label Suit Sizing - Caruso

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Understatement, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Understatement

    Understatement Well-Known Member

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    Aug 26, 2010
    I would like to make a present for a good friend. I want to buy a Black Label Anthony Suit for him. He loves Caruso and all his Caruso Suits are Size 46 with drop 8/9.
    I heard BL is made by Caruso, has anyone experience if the sizing is the same? What would be the equivalent size in the BL Anthony Suit, also 46 or 48 due to slimmer cut? Anyone experience?

  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

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    Jan 21, 2010
    Part shameless plug, part answer to your question. RLBL is a drop 7 so the waist will be slightly larger. I am actually selling a RLBL in 46R (you can find it in my sig) with approximate measurements. You can probably use them for reference with his regular Caruso suit.

    I wear a smaller size than 46 but the suit is cut slim. going up a size is tricky sometimes as proportions might be off (e.g., shoulders) which can make things not look right.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Wayward

    Wayward Senior Member

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    Oct 21, 2010

    The concern is that Caruso makes suits for a significant number of brands. IIRC, Caruso's own lines (Caruso, Raffaele Caruso, Sartoria Parma and Ma.Co.) all have softer shoulders, while RLBL has very structured shoulders. Just because it's made by Caruso doesn't mean they are at all similar. It's like how Zegna makes suits for itself, Gucci, Tom Ford, Versace, Dunhill and others I'm sure I've forgotten. It would be like saying "I like how E. Zegna's Milano suits fit, so I think I'll try a Tom Ford".
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016

  4. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior Member

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    Apr 8, 2012
    I've owned everything from Caruso, and owned/tried most RLBL models. As mentioned above, Caruso and RLBL are very different in the shoulder department. soft vs broad structured shoulders.

    I haven't really found any perfect comparisons to RLBL, they either seem to fit you or they don't...no middle ground. Very square and strong looking. I fit other strong-shoulder suits/coats like Zegna Roma/Torino, Brioni, Gieves and Hawkes, etc, but RLBL is pretty much unwearable for me, as their shoulders are so damn broad (or at least used to be). I always had to go up one size with RLBL.

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