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thoughts on this tux / buying suit online tips

makewayhomer

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as I've posted about in the past, I am looking for a classic tux for my wedding. found this on online will probably be in my price range. but I don't know too much about tuxedos, and have never bought a suit online at all. is there anything weird with this measurements/ anything I should be wary of? I am somewhere between a 44r and 46r - in the past I have had 44r taken out slightly, and I also have a 46r that is not snug at all. for my wedding I would like to have something more fitted, so will be taking this to the tailor. also I plan to drop 15 pounds or so for my wedding, but I doubt I will drop down into a 42R, I don't think. for instance my true waist size is now like a 39 or 40 I think (I fit into 38 slacks that use vanity sizing), and this is a 38, which should be fine after a drop a few pounds.

anyways, this is a Borrelli, single button, peak lapel, unvented, flat front pants, 100% "lightweight" wool, unfinished sleeves.

Jacket Chest: 46"
Jacket Length 32.75" Top of collar to bottom of jacket
Jacket Sleeve 26"
Jacket Shoulders 20" Measured across at the widest point of the shoulder


 

drducky

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I would ask for the waist size on the jacket and say that you will need to lose closer to 20lb for it to fit well if most 44R need to be taken out and 46R fit well
styling certainly is classic, and it'll be well made.. were it me, I'd be worried about just how slim fitting it is (hard to find Borrelli suits locally to try on) and losing the weight before the wedding
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scurvyfreedman

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Measure your best fitting jacket across the chest laying flat and double it; measure across the top of the shoulders as well, plus the top of the collar to the bottom of the skirt. If they match you're golden. Sleeve length shouldn't be a huge problem as long as it's still basted. You can have them shortened a lot or lengthened a bit.
 

mfadam

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definitely get waist measurements as that looks fitted... Also looks like it's got grosgrain lapels so you'll want to be sure to have matching grosgrain cummerbund and bowtie...
 

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