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SuitSupply Sizing - Feels constrictive

myphriend

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I'm unable to visit a store so I'm winging it with their free return policy. Their Size Advisor recommended a 36R for me. This seems way off, so I ordered a 38R in Lazio. I think it looks good, but is extremely tight. I have a few BB 346 Outlet suits and a J Crew Ludlow that I've always hated for being to constrictive. This one from SS feels the same way. I'm just not sure if that's the trim style (in which case it's not for me), or if I need to size up.

I've read a ton lately on these forums and elsewhere. On the one hand, most people wear suits 1-2 sizes to big. And yet a suit is "supposed to be comfortable". So which is it?










When I lift my arms for a handshake I can feel the jacket tighten across my upper back. It's very restrictive.






I ordered a 40R to compare, but would appreciate any comments you might have. I've searched this forum extensively and hopefully am not being redundant.

Also, I've been trying to figure out the drop on this suit. I think it's a 6? The pants are very tight.








Thanks all!

-myphriend
 

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It honestly doesn't look that bad. A bit tight yeah, but at the hips.

It's RTW with a rather lean cut, so it's going to feel somewhat restrictive if you move too much. But you will get used to it. Do you wear suits often?
 

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About twice a week, but I want to increase that to 4x.

If the shoulders fit properly can a tailor let the chest out a bit and would that help motion?
 

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It looks like you actually want more room at the shoulder blades. You could try a size up, even if the shoulders go past your actual shoulder it could still look good - depends on how the armhole fits you.

Since it seems a bit tight at the hips and the pants are tight, a 40R might be a better option. Beware of sleeve length, though.
 

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Consider this an opportunity to improve your posture. I had the same problem when I started wearing slimmer sportcoats, and it taught me to stand up straight all day every day.
 

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It looks like you actually want more room at the shoulder blades. You could try a size up, even if the shoulders go past your actual shoulder it could still look good - depends on how the armhole fits you.

Since it seems a bit tight at the hips and the pants are tight, a 40R might be a better option. Beware of sleeve length, though.
Sleeve length will be a problem especially with suitsupply's working buttonholes.
 

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It looks like there's quite a bit of room for shortening from the bottom (buttons are set quite high) but I would already use that room for shortening on the 38R, so maybe a 40R will need shortening from the top... that's more expensive.

The jacket itself could also be too long on the 40. In fact, considering SuitSupply usually runs on the short side, I'd say myphriend's size would be a short, specially if going with the 40.
 
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