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Suit sizing question

Sonorously

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I have a 38 in. chest at the widest point inhaling. Would a suit with 39 in. p2p be too tight?
I'm a fairly slim and young guy.
 

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Yes, the suit chest measurement should be about 4 inches more than your actual chest measurement.
 

Sonorously

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Bump. Any slim guys that can give their opinion on this?
 

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It could vary among brands and cuts.
 

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It really depends...my upper TORSO measurement is about 42" and I fit into 40R suits (21" p2p) perfectly....what you have to take into account is that when you measure your upper body your measuring your chest and back muscles....so while I measure 42" most of it is in my upper back/lats and my chest isnt that full...so 40R fits me fine....so basically youre going to have to go and try stuff on.
 

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Actual chest measurement minus 2 (could be 3 or 4) = Suit Size

40 actual chest measurement is normally a 38.
 

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usually p2p is defined as shoulder point to shoulder point.
or do you mean the half chest? done with the coat buttoned up laying flat, measured armhole to armhole.
 

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usually p2p is defined as shoulder point to shoulder point.
or do you mean the half chest? done with the coat buttoned up laying flat, measured armhole to armhole.
Sorry, I meant the latter, half chest measurement from "pit to pit" doubled.
 

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It also depends on the shoulder measurements.. But basically an 38R suit is made with 38" chest + ease where ease depends on breand and cut. If you have a 38" chest and if you are a slim guy 39" chest will be fine.. you can try 38 RLBL suits, they will fit you
 

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Go and try some suits on in a shop, though that will take your time. You will learn more than simply reading a web board and bumping threads...

Whilst your age may well affect your choice of style, it will not affect your measurements.
 
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