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Will a Zegna coat sized 54 be too big for someone who generally wears 42-44R jackets?

cheessus

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I'm looking at buying a Zegna peacoat online, but it is size 54. Seller says the chest measurement is 46" but hasn't gotten back to me regarding shoulder and shoulder hem-to-sleeve cuff measurements. So I was wondering if anyone has had experience with Zegna sizing and whether this coat would fit me. My chest is about 44", shoulders 19.5-20".

Secondly, is it advisable/realistic to tailor thick peacoats? I would like to know about its process and possible price ranges for sleeve shortening and tapering if possible. Thanks!
 

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Maybe it is size 54 in euro size? If the jacket physically measures 46 inches then it is a size 42 jacket in American size.
 

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Euro 54 most typically equates to US 44.

With some manufacturers and particular cuts, retailers will mark European size equivalents down one size - meaning they might mark a Euro 54 as a US 42. This is because Euro cuts tend to be slimmer, while most Americans prefer a larger cut. I have never seen them mark the other way; e.g. a Euro 54 would never be labeled a US 46.

I disagree with yo! in that, in my experience, a chest measurement (on a sportcoat, anyways) is typically the specified American size +2 inches. I wear a size US 46, and most of my sportcoats measure 48 inches at the chest.

I have several Zegna sportcoats and suits, and I find that their shoulders do tend to be slightly trimmer than their, say, Hickey-Freeman or Canali counterparts by about 1/2". So a Zegna E54 should equate to a trim US 44.

In sum, I think this peacoat will fit you just fine.
 

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It also may depend on the style of the coat. I have two size 52 coats that are slightly different in styles but one is significantly roomier than the other.

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cheessus

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Thanks, if it happens to be too big, can it be altered?
 

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I have never found a Zegna RTW suit or sportcoat that does not fit on the large side. I would have to say that unless you are a true 44R, this coat will be too big.
 

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