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WTB: Navy or Gray 40R Suit


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Feb 26, 2003
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I need to buy a suit for interviews. Navy or gray. Somewhat conservative yet contemporary - either a higher stance 2-B or 3-button rolled to the 2nd. I am a 38-40R - 5'11, 170lbs. V-shaped with an 8" drop.

I don't like center vents, and prefer dual. I'd like flat-front or single-pleat trousers. I need a slimmer cut, and like some waist suppression.

I am willing to pay up to $500. If you have anything to sell (either new, or pre-worn in good condition) or know of any good deals, please let me know.

I like brands such as Canali, Corneliani, Isaia, RLPL, some Zegna mainline, some Polo RL, Borrelli, etc.

I already have a lighter gray nailhead by Canali, and a darker blueish-gray nailhead by Hickey Freeman.


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Dec 1, 2006
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I've got a Gray Isaia Napoli. It's not new, but as far as I can tell, it is is in excellent, like new condition. I looked over it pretty closely and it doesn't seem to have any flaws.

It is a European size 52R drop 8, which should put it in the range you are looking for.

I've attached some pictures. Here are the measurements:

Sleeve: Inside measurement 15 in - Outside measurement 23.5 in. As far as I can tell, there is about 2 in extra material inside, so you should be able to extend about 1.5 in.

Shoulder: I never know the proper way to measure. At the top/widest point 19.5 in. At the point across the back, kind of in the middle of the sleeve, at the narrowest point 18 in.

Chest/Armpit to Armpit - 22 in.

Across the waist area at middle button - 21 in.

Bottom of collar to bottom of jacket at back - 30.75 in.

Top of collar to bottom of jacket at back - 32 1/8 in.

Slacks: Outseam: 38 in - Inseam: 28 in - 1.5 in cuff - Waist: 34 in.

Oh, and the slacks are flat front. The jacket has no vents.

I was going to put this one up on ebay in a couple of months. I'm also interviewing and will be travelling all over the place. If you want it, you'll have to let me know soon. I'm going to a conference in Chicago for ten days in early January. I'd have to either ship this before I leave, or take it with me and ship it from Chicago.

My target price for this is around $375.



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Apr 15, 2006
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This fully canvassed suit is from the famous bespoke Hong Kong house WW Chan. I bought this from fellow StyleForum member, Kolecho, about three weeks ago, only to find that the suit did not fit me the way I hoped (never wore the suit, other than to try it on). The suit is in excellent condition and would probably fit someone that is 5'9-5'11 and 160-170 pounds.

Smith Woollens, grey nailhead 10/11oz suit

Style: 2 button notched lapel SB, double vents, reconstituted horn buttons, high buttonpoint, high gorge, lightly padded natural shoulders, handsewn buttonholes.

Jacket length (from collar bottom to jacket hem): 30"
Sleeve length: 24.5"
Shoulder width: 18.5"
Chest: 43"
Waist (at buttonpoint): 38"

Style: High rise, two back pockets, 2 pleats per side, cuffed hems, side side buttons on waistband, on-seam pockets.
Waist: 34"
Outseam length: 41"
Inseam: 30.25"
Thigh: 23.5"
Cuff: 17.5"

Would you be interested in this suit for $200 shipped?

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