What size is this oxxford jacket?

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  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I picked up a nice dark earthy green plaid jacket from Oxxford today. I think it's cashmere or a blend, very soft. In any case I was hoping it would fit my stepdad who wears around a 46L. It certainly won't fit me. For $[censored] in perfect shape aside from the mutilated inside-pocket tag I thought it was worth the gamble. I took some measurements using Andrew's guide and want some input as to what size this thing measures out to. I guesstimated at the store based on how much room I had in it, and took some general measurements there to make sure it at least wouldn't be too small. Obviously I will just have him try it on, but I want to see what size this translates out to esp. if I end up selling it on ebay.

    Anyway, here are the measurements, if I am doing them right.

    Across underarms: 25"
    Waist: 24"
    Shoulders: 20-21"
    Length: 34.25"
    Sleeves: 26.25"

    Looking at the length is that an XL? it hangs about 4" past my own regular jacket length and I'm 6'0".

    I also got one pair of Incotex Super 150s trousers and one pair of Zegna trousers, and a pair of black AE Lloyds in very good shape, all of which should fit him well. Grand total under $[censored].

    Also, the Incotexes upon further inspection have a little loop sewn over the fly, pointing up, like a small belt loop. Is that for a watch chain or something? There's a small watch-size pocket on the left between this loop and the hand pocket.

    Thanks.
     


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    acole Senior member

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    It sounds like a smallish 48L...coincidentally, that's my size.  PM me a photo, if you like.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'll never tell about this one, sorry. [​IMG] It's the same place I picked up 3 Oxxford suits a while back, though I had to return two of them. Definitely my favorite venue.
     


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    Sounds to me more like a 44XL, which is exactly my (italics.) size. Of course, I join you in solemn prayer that the jacket will fit your stepfather like a glove. But just in case it doesn't, or the two of you have a falling out, or for some other reason he suddenly seems unworthy, or, heaven forbid, an untimely downpour carries him over a precipice. . . . well, then I'm sure you can be counted on to remember your compatriots.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Hahaha... yes, if it is unsuitable for him I will list it on here with pictures. I'll probably bring it over to him tonight along with the pants.

    I think I may keep the Allen Edmonds for myself though. They are 10.5D and I usually wear a 11D but they seem to fit well. They are only just broken in, and look like they haven't ever had shoe trees in them, but some wearing and tree-ing should pop them back into shape. The insole, though, feels a bit "hard" around the outside of my foot. Is there any remedy for that?
     


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    Had the opportunity to try on J's jacket yesterday, and I must say - it's really nice. (as are the aforementioned AE's that are evidentally not for sale)

    I hear tell that it isn't his stepdads size, so I believe this jacket will be hitting the public market pretty soon.

    I'd take it off his hands, unfortunately It's too large for me.
    I wish you all the best of luck however.
     


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    You're supposed to put the tine of your belt buckle through that loop, so the buckle doesn't shift out of place. [​IMG]
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Hahahah.. Thanks for the public service announcement, Nick. I was reading some site yesterday that explained that as well, but I had never seen it in person.

    Yes, the jacket does not fit my stepdad. It's much too long on him and when he started talking about having it shortened I had to take it back. In my opinion, no tailor competent to touch that jacket would think of shortening it, and no tailor who would shorten it would be competent to do so.

    I will post pics as soon as I can get my hands on a digital camera. Possibly today or tomorrow. I know a couple members are salivating already.
     


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    Here's that jacket, in case anyone was waiting for a pic: [​IMG]
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it is an older jacket, it would be tagged a 48L, if newer, a 46L. I would list it as a 46L, as most men who take a 48L would not be slim enough for it. 34.25" below the collar isn't quite long enough to qualify as an xtra long, especially as it is an Oxxford, and a larger size.
     


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    Thanks, Andrew. I have a feeling whoever takes it will probably be from here anyway, so they will know to look at the measurements.

    BTW the color is really washed out in the pictures; it's darker and greener than that.
     


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    I would sell it to someone not from the forum... We all now know what you paid for it so you'll probably get better bang for the buck elsewhere... JJF
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Just because I got it for that amount doesn't mean anyone else could. It's a chance find, and including my time at $65 an hour to drive out there a few times and happen to find it this once it should total out to around $300.00. So you would still be getting a bargain on ebay at a couple hundred, especially because it's in an unusual size.
     


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    j--

    If there's enough fabric to let out the sleeves another inch I will be happy to purchase it. (And you will garner riches in the life to come.)

    How much do you want for it?

    Your Compatriot,

    MIke
     


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