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Where to get a 39L suit

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This is my first post on here but I've been reading for a while. I'm in college and looking to buy my first good suit. My only problem has been finding anything that fits. I'm 5'10" and 160 lbs. I need a 39L jacket, however no place I've been to carries that size. This spring I'll be in New York, where I'll stop at Syms to see if they have anything. I need to stay under $400. Any tips?
 

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Two things.

- are you sure you are a long? 5'10" should fit a regular fine.

-Paul stuart carries lots of odd sizes like 39L, but price wise may be out of your range.
 

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Brooks Brothers 1818's come in 39's. If they don't have the one you want in the store they can order it up for you. They're on sale for $598 each right now.
 

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Yeah, I have really long arms. I wear a 15 36 shirt, which is hard enough to find. I'll check out Paul Stuart.
 

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I'm a 39L too, just find a 40L that fits slim and it will probably work for you. I wear Polo 40L with a few alterations and it works for me. Black Label fits me almost perfect off the rack. Also some of the european labels make a 48L EU which fits like a US 39L.
 

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A Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald in 40L ought to work well for you.
 

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Originally Posted by oakdog8
Yeah, I have really long arms. I wear a 15 36 shirt, which is hard enough to find. I'll check out Paul Stuart.
If this is your criteria for wearing a long rather than a regular you are wrong. Please refer to this http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=71584 thread. The arm length can be altered, the coat cannot. However I do note that some R jackets have less extra fabric in the sleeves than others. EDIT: I am 6' 1" with 36" arms and I am on the border between R and L as far as jacket length goes. At 5'10" you should be a perfect R length.
 

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Originally Posted by yo!
If this is your criteria for wearing a long rather than a regular you are wrong. Please refer to this http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=71584 thread. The arm length can be altered, the coat cannot. However I do note that some R jackets have less extra fabric in the sleeves than others. EDIT: I am 6' 1" with 36" arms and I am on the border between R and L as far as jacket length goes. At 5'10" you should be a perfect R length.
I feel like I'm just into Long territory. I went in yesterday to have a JosBanks coat let out in the sleeves and they told me there wasn't enough fabric and it's a 39R. Nonetheless, all the suits mentioned so far are out of my price point whether I get a R or L. I could maybe swing a BrooksBrothers if I they come down just a bit more.
 

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It is difficult. I do think that suits are regularly made from 36 on up. But you likely need to go to a large city and a large store or have your haberdasher order the suit. When I was your age I also wore a 39L but that many years ago I generally could find a few in stock in most major dept stores in major cities.

I solved the problem by eating a lot and now wear a 44L...<g>

Perry

You might try a e50L from a store that sells Italian clothing. that tends to be a bit tighter than a 40L (about a 39.4L). You will need to find them on sale to hit your price point however.
 

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There is a beautiful 3-roll-2 navy wool suit at J. Press in Cambridge right now. It's been there for months. I tried it on back in september, and then again a couple of weeks ago. Its really nice.
 

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You could just hit the gym for 3 months and up yourself to a 40L. More selection that way.
 

yo!

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
You could just hit the gym for 3 months and up yourself to a 40L. More selection that way.
Ha, I just do pushups and pull ups everyday for three weeks and I gain 3 inches in the chest.
 

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You are a regular. Just get the sleeves lengthened.
 

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