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I have the opposite problem. I normally take a waist size of 32, but that only proves a 32 inch inseam when I need at least a 33. So I end up sizing up to a 33 to get a workable inseam...although past chinos have shrunk on me becoming too short.
Same situation for me with the length.

The shrinking is a real pain in the ass. I end up having to replace chinos that are otherwise perfectly wearable because the length ends up 1-2 inches shorter than new.
 

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so how many of you guys buy the suits (or sport coats) and still need to do some tailoring? i like the size of the 38S (from 36S) but I prefer it to be a little slimmer. i also need to shorten the sleeve length and honestly i feel like i can slim down the sleeves too. is that too much tailoring? i guess the question is- when is it too much tailoring that you might as return it and find another suit maker?
 

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so how many of you guys buy the suits (or sport coats) and still need to do some tailoring? i like the size of the 38S (from 36S) but I prefer it to be a little slimmer. i also need to shorten the sleeve length and honestly i feel like i can slim down the sleeves too. is that too much tailoring? i guess the question is- when is it too much tailoring that you might as return it and find another suit maker?
Quite confused why do you like bigger size when you prefer slimmer?
 

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Quite confused why do you like bigger size when you prefer slimmer?
Originally i had gotten a size 36S and I posted my fit for some feedback and the consensus was to get larger jacket (see my previous post history for reference). I didnt like how the 36S my shoulders had this "hill" and getting a size 38S definitely helped resolve that issue. I will re-post once I get my new 38 slim and see what people think
 

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I think I already know the answer but quick question, do you guys think if I wear these 2 suit colors on back to back days, most will think that it’s the same suit? For the record, the trousers are the S&M Medium Grey flannel and the jacket is a lighter Medium Grey from another maker.
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Can anyone offer some blazer fit advice.
In suitsupply I go for a size 40 short in a slim cut. Spier and mackay only seem to offer 40 S in a contemporary cut.

What size should I go for? Also does anyone have comparisons of the contemporary and slim cut offerings.
 

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I think I already know the answer but quick question, do you guys think if I wear these 2 suit colors on back to back days, most will think that it’s the same suit? For the record, the trousers are the S&M Medium Grey flannel and the jacket is a lighter Medium Grey from another maker.
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As long as you change the tie and pocket square I don't think anybody will notice anyways. That's what so great about dark suits.
 

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Is the camel single breasted overcoat going to be restocked? Specifically 36S? Guess I should have been thinking about it at the end of summer instead of now.
 

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What does your chest measure? Mine's about 45.

For shirts I wear with a tie, I take a 16 neck. S&M contemp. fit size 16 has a 46" chest measurement. Would be way too tight on me. Even if I sized up to 16.5, I'd only get a half inch in the chest, strangely, according to the size chart. Then going to a size 17, the chest measurement jumps 2 inches from 16.5. What's up with that? Only a half inch increase from 16 to 16.5, but a 2 inch increase from 16.5 to 17. Is this accurate, @spiermackay ?

For comparison, Lands' End Tailored Fit (the middle of their 3 fits) size 16 has a 47 inch chest and 16.5 is 49.5. They are a bit larger in the waist than I'd prefer, but I wouldn't describe the cut as "boxy". They have roughly the same taper as S&M's slim fit (waist is 4 inches less than the chest). Sometimes I have the waists taken in, but for a more casual shirt like an OCBD, I can deal with a little excess fabric around the waist. LE's dress shirt collars mostly suck, which is why I'd love if S&M made an OTR size that fits me.
Well I wasn't expecting a 45" chest, so that would do it. I'm a 42" chest drop 6 waist, I buy 42R contemp jackets and suits, 16.5 35 slim shirts. I also got a couple 16 contemp popovers to fit as I don't wear ties with those. If I need a tie, I need a 16.5 shirt.

I think I already know the answer but quick question, do you guys think if I wear these 2 suit colors on back to back days, most will think that it’s the same suit? For the record, the trousers are the S&M Medium Grey flannel and the jacket is a lighter Medium Grey from another maker.
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They are different enough.
 

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Well I wasn't expecting a 45" chest, so that would do it. I'm a 42" chest drop 6 waist, I buy 42R contemp jackets and suits, 16.5 35 slim shirts. I also got a couple 16 contemp popovers to fit as I don't wear ties with those. If I need a tie, I need a 16.5 shirt.



They are different enough.
That’s what I like to hear LOL
 

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Was hoping for a flash sale featuring the green Harris tweed or the Amicale and now need to decide! Ugh. Business casual work environment (sales) with mostly light grey, dark grey, navy dress trousers. Amicale seems to fit that scenario better but my gosh that Harris tweed! I don’t have anything like it, feel like it’s more of a classic fabric and better long term, no? Help me decide!
 

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Wondering if I should try out the coats at some point. Do people normally go with regular sizing?
 

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Are there any plans to restock the lightweight oxford shirts any time soon? Or any oxfords, really.

Also, I'm no longer seeing the lightweight oxford fabrics in the fabric selection for custom shirts. Would be a bummer if it disappeared right as I'm about to try out their shirts.

I did pull the trigger on my first S&M purchase the other day, though. I took advantage of the outerwear flash sale and went for the navy peacoat. Curious to see if it looks and feels as nice in person as it does online. It's surprisingly difficult to find a nice peacoat in my area, so I really hope the fit gods are with me. If not, the import costs and the added headache of international returns could make a man cry. Have you guys posted any cool fit pics of it here yet?
 

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