What is Your Preferred "Wearing Ease" for Jackets & Shirts?

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  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I was reading jefferyd's blog and came across this paragraph. The concept of "wearing ease" is fairly intuitive, but I had never heard the exact term used before. Very well said:

    http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2012/09/indochino-how-did-my-garment-turn-out.html


    I thought it would be helpful for members looking to get a better sense for fit if there was a definitive thread on "wearing ease."

    What is your "wearing ease" for shirts and jackets? Also, note what your posture/build type is and the aesthetic you go for. (Super slim/slim/roomy fit, etc)
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I have an athletic build and very "erect" posture. (http://www.styleforum.net/t/236057/balance-explained/0_30) I go for a somewhat slim fit.

    Shirts:

    About 3 to 3.5 inches for slim fitting Barba shirts. On fuller fitting Borrelli shirts, I have about 5 inches. Here's a good thread on the subject: http://www.styleforum.net/t/95049/shirt-chest-measurement-compared-to-actual-chest-measurement/0_30


    Jackets:

    Oddly, my best fitting jackets seem to only have about 2.75 to 3 inches of extra room. I guess this cuts down on excess material rippling in the back, etc.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Also, preemptive 5 cm joke. :foo::foo::foo:
     


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