What is the difference between 40R and 40L

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  1. intlnews

    intlnews Well-Known Member

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    I am normally a 40R, but BB has a deal on a 40L. Can I pull it off, or would it be a waste of time?
     
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    Jacket is cut longer(L)....it would not look good.
     
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    My experience - time waste

    I wear 40S but have tried 38L and 40R when 40S was not available
     
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    If you find that 40R jackets are significantly too short in the body and sleeves, 40L might be for you.
    Otherwise waste of time.
     
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    I've been tempted to buy 40L suits myself sight unseen when the price was too good; never did: the jacket was too long, so the proportions were off=looked like sheet
     
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    Different models of suit will have different variations between their regular and long sizes. Some will be less than an inch, others will be closer to two inches. And just because you are a regular or long in one model of a particular brand's suits doesn't mean you'll be the same in another.

    If, for example, you wear a 40R in BB's Fitzgerald, you might be able to pull off a 40L in their Milano, as it's a trimmer cut all around. Is this suit the same cut you usually buy?

    I wear a 40R and a 40L in certain makes/cuts interchangeably. For Ralph Lauren's Black Label suits, I'll take either, since there's only about a .75'' difference in lengths. I could never wear a long in most of the Polo Ralph Lauren jackets. Same thing with Zegna: I can do either a regular or long in their Milano cut, but in the Roma I have to have a regular and a long looks silly on me.
     
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    Lets not forget the pants are cut on a much higher rise too, if I am not mistaken.
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    About an inch and a quarter, on average.
     
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    I am normally a 40R, but BB has a deal on a 40L. Can I pull it off, or would it be a waste of time?
    I've been tempted to buy 40L suits myself sight unseen when the price was too good; never did: the jacket was too long, so the proportions were off=looked like sheet
    Do you guys routinely find good deals on 40L's? I am the opposite (a definite 40L and not 40R) and I have a bitch of a time finding 40L at most places much less finding them discounted.
     
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    I am normally a 40R, but BB has a deal on a 40L. Can I pull it off, or would it be a waste of time?


    Do NOT do it. It will not fit unless you plan to grow a few inches in height.
     
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    ^ I have successfully taken up 40L's to 40R's.
     
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    Do you guys routinely find good deals on 40L's? I am the opposite (a definite 40L and not 40R) and I have a bitch of a time finding 40L at most places much less finding them discounted.

    Seconded; I have tried to rationalize that a 40R on ridiculously cheap items is acceptable, which it never is. I'm 6'4", so it can look comical at times.
     
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    ^ I have successfully taken up 40L's to 40R's.

    show us pics and we will be the judges of 'success' [​IMG]
     
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    show us pics and we will be the judges of 'success' [​IMG]
    Both were taken up 1.25", and are tagged 40L. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Tom Ford?
    Looks good overall, especially the pockets don't seem too low as I had feared.
    The waist button on the striped number looks relatively (too) low, the grey one looks better in this regard. Though it could be an optical illusion I guess. Do they measure the same?
     

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