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What 'tagged size' would these measurements represent?

triathlete

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Trying to estimate size of an untagged sportcoat for EBay posting.
33" top of collar to hem
26 sleeve
18 across back from shoulder seam - shoulder seam
46" chest.

44R maybe? (original seller posted as a 38R chest ... which is most definitely IS NOT!!)
 

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That sounds like about a 42R to me. Usually 4" difference between chest measurement and tagged size. Though 18" shoulders are a touch on the narrow side for a 42.
 

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Yeah, 18" shoulders and a 46" chest are a very unusual combination. Most 42Rs I've seen are 44-45" chest (pit-to-pit x 2) with a 19-20" shoulder. Sometimes I see a tagged-42R with 18.5" shoulder, but then the chest is 43.5-44" to match.

If the quoted measurements are correct, I would guess it was a MTM piece for someone with narrow shoulders and a broad chest (?). Maybe a narrow-shouldered, but portly fellow -- maybe the (unknown) waist measurement is also rather large for the shoulder size.

In any case, it seems like there's enough weirdness around the measurements, I'd pass on it.
 

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i've re-measured, and it's probably more like a 18.5 - 19. Thanks for the input.
 

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Originally Posted by triathlete
i've re-measured, and it's probably more like a 18.5 - 19. Thanks for the input.
Did you re-measure the chest? 46 " still sounds a little big.
 

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