- Jun 2, 2014
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Sorry, the debate continues! I ordered a size 36 Zanieri Brown overcoat based on S&M's suggestion to wear same size if you plan on wearing sportscoat underneath (I wear 36 slim S&M sportscoat). Fits great, has fitted look while still maintain full range of motion without feeling tight anywhere. Having said that, your jacket is double-breasted. I generally find single-breasted coats tend to be a little more forgiving at the waist than double-breasted jackets in the same size. So maybe the guideline for wearing with sportscoat underneath is to size up for DB and same size for SB?Ok, let's put an end to the Great Overcoat Sizing Debate! (maybe?)
For reference, I'm 5'11/195ish and wear a 42L in Spier and Mackay. Last year I bought the grey Zanieri herringbone polo coat in size 42. I can fit a sportcoat/suit jacket underneath and still button the buttons, but it is a little snug with the layers underneath. Mobility in the shoulders is ok, but when driving for example, feels a little restricted. The upside of course is the tailored silhouette.
This year I bought the camel DB coat and decided to size up to 44. There is no pulling (as expected) with just a sweater underneath, nor is the coat snug buttoning with a jacket underneath - pictured below I am wearing the cable knit sweater as well as the sweater plus a sportcoat. You can see the sportcoat sleeves inside the overcoat sleeves if you look closely. In the 44, movement in the shoulders is improved, and the back skirt stays closed better, something to consider for us men with larger rear ends. I also don't think only wearing a sweater or other light layer underneath the larger coat makes it seem slouchy or too big by any means.
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