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I’m back with a size up from last time:


This is a 40R hopsack. My initial concern is overall length but I think it seems ok? It lands right around my thumbnail (between knuckle and end of thumb). Sleeves obviously need to be shortened but I think shoulders are ok from the front. Back is messy again, but not tugging as much horizontally, at least by the shoulder blades.

Better than the 38? Do the issues seem tailor-able?

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I’d go with a 40S.
This one is definitely better than the 38 however I think a 40S is worth exploring as well.
Thanks. Here’s 40S (in the 3-roll-2, so slightly different than the 2 button 40R). It strikes me as too short (doesn’t quite cover my butt in the back, hits between two thumb knuckles in the front, doesn’t bisect my body—what I think of as markers of the right size). But would be curious on others’ thoughts.
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Here’s one more of the 40R. I’m going for a conventional CM look (don’t need CM for
work except for a few days a year; academic setting), and to my eye this is right. Oh, and those are NST shoes, @dieworkwear ;)

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I'm voting 40R for the jacket 👍 it looks perfect

Blue Pants and Loafers not so much 🤣🤣
 

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Thanks. Here’s 40S (in the 3-roll-2, so slightly different than the 2 button 40R). It strikes me as too short (doesn’t quite cover my butt in the back, hits between two thumb knuckles in the front, doesn’t bisect my body—what I think of as markers of the right size). But would be curious on others’ thoughts.
I'd agree per your CM styling comment that the 40R works better for a traditional look. Once you have it tailored a tad it will be perfect! I think if this was a patterned jacket you could get away with the 40S/I'd even almost recommend it but for a conservatives look the 40S in a plain navy looks a little off.
 

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I still like the 40 better.

I would probably nip the waist a bit.

I would choose different pants. I assume you don't intend to wear the blue chinos with that jacket. If the brown houndstooth pants are in the same cut as the blue chinos, I think you'd benefit from a less tapered cut. The fullness of the upper thighs and taper make you look a bit heavier than you are. The back of the trousers can also use some cleaning up.

I also think that would be easier to wear with solid colored pants, not brown houndstooth. Maybe try something like grey flannel. Flannel bags over time, so if that's a concern, you can also try tan cavalry twill or whipcord.
 

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Thanks. Yeah, the blue chinos were just what I had worn at work and I threw the 40s on for photos (they are annoyingly low rise, and I got them when I had even less CM knowledge than I do now. Brown houndstooth are high rise and clean in the back. They’re AKOG from this season; think I’ll wear them more with knits.). Grey flannel is on the list! I have some grey tropical wool at the tailors, but need something for cooler weather. Will look into less tapered pants, thanks for the nudge.
 
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For a more traditional look, the R is a good choice. The S is still OK however if it's not the aesthetic you want, then go with the R.
 

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