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Suit measurement question

bobdobbs

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I have a fairly large rib cage. My chest is a bit sloped and then the rib cage is a bit pushed out. The problem is that even when a suit fits my chest, it pulls tight across my ribs. Is there anything I can look into that could address this problem? Basically I have a big barrel for a torso. It's manly but it makes fitting jackets a bit awkward.
 

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without a photo i cant tell if you have a large chest or what is called in the indusrty a pidgeon chest.
easty to adjust on a custom suit, usually a chest dart will do the trick. this is located under the lapel near the gorge line. this can not be added to a RTW garement
 

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I just have a large torso\ibcage, I'm definitely not pidgeoned chested. Maybe it's just the cut on the suits I've bought in my life. I've never had anything besides OTR.
 

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Sounds like it is to tight just above the stomach so that part should be let out. I believe old henry at LL has a method of a certain kind of dart that he cuts for large ribs. There are lots of guys who's lower ribs are larger. Your body shape is not uncommon.
 

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