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Got my first S&M orders from the sport coat liquidation sale.
I got the Navy Blazer in 40s and the mid blue fun looking one in 40s as well.
I have a question (I'm new to dressing like this) - the fit is great - length, shoulders, etc. But I noticed the armholes are tight on me. When driving home last night, the armhole was literally stabbing my armpit. Did I buy the wrong size? Is this something worth getting tailored or should I try to return it?
Thanks for the advice!

PS, anyone buy the down parka? It looks sick and was thinking of grabbing the Navy one during the BF sale.
Bahah what great timing with armhole-gate
 

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Got my first S&M orders from the sport coat liquidation sale.
I got the Navy Blazer in 40s and the mid blue fun looking one in 40s as well.
I have a question (I'm new to dressing like this) - the fit is great - length, shoulders, etc. But I noticed the armholes are tight on me. When driving home last night, the armhole was literally stabbing my armpit. Did I buy the wrong size? Is this something worth getting tailored or should I try to return it?
Thanks for the advice!

PS, anyone buy the down parka? It looks sick and was thinking of grabbing the Navy one during the BF sale.
Did you get a slim by chance? They have very slight higher armholes. Or is your chest not a 40?

As for the parka, I got one from last year and it fits and feels great would recommend. I think it was @Burzan that had a navy one from this season, so he can comment on the latest iteration
 

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At the risk of stepping smack dab into the middle of a heated debate here, I would like to ask a question about larger armholes. Is the discussion here referring to the same concept as “high armholes” often mentioned elsewhere? I am curious why some here consider larger armholes good for RTW, when one of the factors repeatedly cited as a benefit of bespoke is the availability of high armholes (which I may be mistakenly presuming as being smaller) with the latter?

I have no agendas or preferences; simply, I’m asking because I’m learning about this and would like to learn more!
Here's my awesomely cool story: Most bottom priced suit buyers like SM clients due to the lack of shopping experience don't understand proper proportions and the benefits of bespoke qualities like higher armholes which have been extensively discussed online. People want bigger armholes just because it feels more comfortable which is fine if again they are proportionate. On the SM slim cut however to many it doesn't look right and if you're expecting Rick to copy almost exactly whatever Italian bespoke house that was the template of the current cut then the only flaw that is the rtw give away is the huge armhole. I'm personally just asking for 2 cm higher and on the Slim only. Nobody here dared to post pics wearing a SM jacket while raising one of their arms.

If your jacket's armholes are cutting into your biceps then most likely it's not the size of the armhole but you need a different sized jacket or the cut just isn't for you.
 

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Nobody here dared to post pics wearing a SM jacket while raising one of their arms.
It's also more noticeable when viewed from the side. I'm going to shyly raise my hand as someone who wears a Slim and a bottom priced suit buyer :wink:
 

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Question for European S&M buyers: do you ship directly to Europe or use a proxy service? If you use the latter, I'd like to get in touch with you.

For years and until recently I used a forum member who was willing to receive several orders, repack them and ship to me, which saved me some money. But for some reason, in the midst of my shopping spree, he decided he doesn't want to do it anymore when I told him that 2-3 orders are on their way. Problem is, I've already placed the orders with Spier & Mackay that they're currently finalising with destination to the member's address. As such, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with ~12 MTO SCs lingering potentially without any address to send them to. So I need to find a replacement address.

So yeah, if there's anyone here that uses a proxy willing to receive, do some repackaging and shipping out, let me know. I wish my proxy would've informed me about his sudden change of heart before I placed all these orders.
 
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Today I think I will purchase the brown linen suit.as Its the last one available in my size. That is unless one of you fine gents want to save me some money and buy the last one in my size.
 

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Is anyone else debating waiting to see Cyber Monday's sales?
I feel like I'm going to buy a bunch of stuff on black friday sale...And then on monday there'll be an even more amazing sale and I'll buy even more stuff...Then maybe move out to the streets
 

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Is anyone else debating waiting to see Cyber Monday's sales?
I feel like I'm going to buy a bunch of stuff on black friday sale...And then on monday there'll be an even more amazing sale and I'll buy even more stuff...Then maybe move out to the streets
This sale ends Monday at midnight, so I assume this is also the Cyber Monday Deal if I had to guess
 

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So folks, does anyone own the Wrinkle Resistant Sportshirts? I may have come up on a job in my field with casual dress code, but still want to wear my button up shirts. How are they? I’d probably buy all 6 if the feedback is good
 

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This sale ends Monday at midnight, so I assume this is also the Cyber Monday Deal if I had to guess
Do you mean Sunday at midnight?
Because that would allow the Cyber monday sale to start
 

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Here's my awesomely cool story: Most bottom priced suit buyers like SM clients due to the lack of shopping experience don't understand proper proportions and the benefits of bespoke qualities like higher armholes which have been extensively discussed online. People want bigger armholes just because it feels more comfortable which is fine if again they are proportionate. On the SM slim cut however to many it doesn't look right and if you're expecting Rick to copy almost exactly whatever Italian bespoke house that was the template of the current cut then the only flaw that is the rtw give away is the huge armhole. I'm personally just asking for 2 cm higher and on the Slim only. Nobody here dared to post pics wearing a SM jacket while raising one of their arms.

If your jacket's armholes are cutting into your biceps then most likely it's not the size of the armhole but you need a different sized jacket or the cut just isn't for you.
That’s enough. I’ll unfollow this thread now.
 

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