Topcoat fit check

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  1. guardians

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    That "top coat" belongs S&D section. It certainly has no future as a dress coat.
     
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    That "top coat" belongs S&D section. It certainly has no future as a dress coat.
     
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    Hm, that's unfortunate. Is that due to the design of the coat itself or the fit?

    I don't do very formal all that much - my usual attire is dress shirts+sweaters, hence I got it in charcoal. I'm also intending the coat to be able to get me through fairly cold weather, so I'm not sure it can look as well as a tailored one.
     
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    Where would you get that idea? It isn't a cashmere navy Chesterfield, but it certainly isn't pure street.

    OP: off-the-rack rarely fits perfectly. Wear it for a little bit to see how it goes, then take it to an alterations tailor. If you want advice on how it fits on your body, post pictures. Also, don't fall for the hipster myth that clothes should be so tight that you can tell what religion a man is by looking at the crotch of his trousers.
     
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    ...disagree.

    If you're going out for a night on the town, you may want to turn it up a bit, but I think that it will look fine over your work attire. The sleeves are a little long. The waist may be able to go in a bit, but it doesn't look bad. The view from below makes it tough to call.
     
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    If you are only wearing this with sweaters and shirts, go down one size and have the waist let out. Make sure there are outlets to work with, ask a tailor to check for you. Keep this one if you will wear over jackets. Most obvious fitting problem is the short front balance.
     
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    Hey Roger C: There's some pictures in the link in the original post :)
     
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    Right, I guess this is my problem too. With merino/cashmeres I can go down a number, but if I put something chunkier (even lambswool) - which I probably will since I'm using this as a winter jacket - the smaller size feels a bit tight around the waist (one can feel tension around the buttons there)
     
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    Btw, to everyone, I know shortening the sleeves shouldn't be too much of an issue. How difficult is it for the waist be taken in without destroying the coat?
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It could be as simple as moving the front buttons 1/2" which would make the waist girth 1" larger. Letting out the side seams along the waist is easy but the cloth has to be available to let out.
     
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    Wait, this is if I get the smaller size, and try to let the waist out. Would the other way around work? (I keep my current size, and try to take the waist in?)
     
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    Yes, but it looks like the shoulders and chest are too big on the larger size. You have to decide what is doable for you. Wearing the bigger size that may feel sloppy/loose every where but the waist or wear the smaller size that feels better in the shoulders and chest and have the waist let out either on the side seams or by moving the front buttons.
     
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    Ah I see. Thanks everyone for the help!
     

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