Sleeve Length Conversion

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    What sleeve length does European 42 convert to? 43?

    Thanks.
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    42 and 43 in European shirt sizing refers to the collar size (42 is a 16.5, 43 is a 17). Frequently, there is only one sleeve length per collar size, the assumption being (I guess) that you'll get the sleeves altered if you need them to be.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Ahhh, thank you for that response, that clears things up quite a bit.

    But that leads me to another question. If the manufacturer makes sleeves that are too short for that collar size are you just out of luck with that manufacturer?
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, unless the manufacturer does MTM, yes, you're out of luck.

    Fortunately for me, I have short arms. It's never been a problem.
     
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    it also depends on the store you get them from. Korshak usually has lorenzini make their dress shirts with 3 extra centimeters in the sleeve to fit guys like me, whereas another store might carry the exact same lorenzini but NOT request the extra length.
     

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