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Sizing on John Smedley knits

tyroc7

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Anyone have experience on sizing with John Smedley knits? For reference I’m usually an XL in other brands (e.g. Banana Republic, Lands End, Howlin) for dress shirts Charles Tyrwhitt, David donuhue, Ledbury, I’m 17.5 neck, 37 sleeve, slim, trim and tailored fit, respectively.



But I notice some European brands run smaller. Would an XL from John Smedley likely fit or would I likely need XXL?
 

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AFAIK John Smedley has different models and fits, so look at measurements. If I remember correctly, last time I tried on a sweater a few years ago I thought their standard models ran on the trim side of TTS i.e. take your usual size if you want a trim fit, size up for a relaxed fit.
 

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I found John Smedley, William Lockie, Scott & Charters, Johnstons of Elgin and S.N.S Herning run a bit smaller and especially slimmer or it's just my weird body. If your concern only chest, body, sleeve or shoulder they do have all those measurements on website (pretty accurate to actual garment). It could be tricky with waist due to lack of information on website and they don't response on my enquiries at all.
 

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Another John Smedley question: My chest circumference is exactly an M according to the size chart. There is a 2" difference down to S. I want a snug (not tight) fit. Which size do I take?
 

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Another John Smedley question: My chest circumference is exactly an M according to the size chart. There is a 2" difference down to S. I want a snug (not tight) fit. Which size do I take?
Not completely sure I understand what you mean. Do you mean that the M has a chest diameter exactly the same as your own chest? If so, M will be a snug fit. In my experience, I find that +1-2" is a comfortable trim fit, 3-4" is relaxed.

S will be tight if it is 2" smaller in the chest than your actual chest diameter.
 

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Not completely sure I understand what you mean. Do you mean that the M has a chest diameter exactly the same as your own chest? If so, M will be a snug fit. In my experience, I find that +1-2" is a comfortable trim fit, 3-4" is relaxed.

S will be tight if it is 2" smaller in the chest than your actual chest diameter.

Yes, exactly. Seems like I should go for the M then.Very helpful, thanks!
 

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I am a 17.5 to 18 inch collar shirt wearer, and the XXL's from John Smedley fit fine.
I have at least 10 to 15 items.
 

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I also have around 10 Smedleys all in size M, I would say they are a little snugger than the size Ms I buy from other brands (for reference, let's say Uniqlo) but not so much that they feel badly fitted. Have also tried size L and they are definitely too big for me, so I think Smedleys (particularly the knitted polos I have) are cut to look trim.
 

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