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    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks like it is bowing/breaking slightly at the chest from the front view, but less so from the side. Is the chest not laying flat? Stop doing push-ups! Just kidding... but seriously does it feel a little tight in the chest? Looks like it might be the case. How does it feel under the arms?

    Also from the front the sleeve pitch looks a little off but from the side looks fine...
     


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    I was hoping someone could provide some insights as to what other popular suits the Benjamin Sartorial suits currently available fit similarly to (so I'll know whether they work for me and what size(s) to try). I've been having some difficulty lately finding suit trousers which fit my legs (a bit on the thick side) without being oversized elsewhere. How would they fit compared to RLBL or Zegna's (now defunct) Roma fit (jacket and trousers)? Also, would I want to go with the same length I would in those other suits? Thanks!
     


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    What size do you wear? Sometimes we are able to switch the trousers for a smaller or larger size depending on availability. Because the suits are a slimmer model overall, chances are the accompanying trouser you would normally wear is going to be a bit tight on you. As for comparisons - I'll let others chime in, but indeed it is a slimmer European silhouette with high armholes and just more fitted throughout.
     


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    Timeless- I am wearing a 50 in that photo and will post a photo of my RLBL suit pants (from a suit size 40) for comparison.

    Ben - there is definitely some bowing in the chest. Alas, I was cursed with a big rack. Any idea why it feels slightly asymmetrical?
     
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    Thanks for the replies. So just to be sure, are the current iterations of the Benjamin a bit more fitted than the originals a few years ago? Tried one then in my regular size and it was a bit big.

    I typically take a 40/50 and currently have jackets from Zegna, Ralph Lauren (Black Label) and J. Crew. The jackets all fit well but my issue is with the trousers: they are too tight from the crotch to the knee as well as in the seat (I have big glutes/quads). I also tried on Suit Supply's London fit and was fine with a 42r (though trousers would require a little letting out). I could also take a 42 in RL except that the shoulder pads stick off a little more than I'd ideally like (partly the design, partly the size).

    Hopefully that helps, and I appreciate the pics. If it's hard to find the RL pic don't worry, just your judgement on whether they fit tighter or looser should provide me with the right information. Thanks!
     


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    Also, if you don't mind my asking, how tall are you? Trying to decide whether to go R or L.
     


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    Hmmm... not sure why it feels asymmetrical - have you tried on garments that were a little too tight before and found that those might also feel slightly asymmetrical as well? Just wondering if it's the garment or if it's you (no offense - lots of people are perfectly symmetrical).
     


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    Do you know which model you tried a few years ago? Chances are it was Maestro or Lucente. Maestro is definitely a fuller fit, but the Lucente is very similar in fit to the Granoro and Classico. As I mentioned before, we may be able to switch out the trousers for a larger size if that helps - just email [email protected] and they can check availability if you specify size and color needed (although currently not available in the medium grey).
     


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    Thanks. I actually think I'd be OK with the stock trousers on the 50; I just realized that RL uses a 7in drop, while you guys seem to use a 6, so really the trousers are an inch bigger. So at this point it's just a question of whether to do 50r in medium grey or 50l in navy. Have to measure one of my own suits to see which measurement it corresponds to.

    One other thing that might be relevant: How much material is there to let out in the seat of the trousers?
     
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    Ours is actually more of a 7" drop also. As in a 34 pant is a true 34". Most size 34 trousers often actually measure 35" - 35.5" so keep that in mind. How tall are you? While not every case, most guys up to 5'11" wear a Regular 6' is the in between, and over 6' usually fares better in the Long. Also depends on how you like to wear the jacket length (preference of shorter vs. longer - obviously shorter is more in vogue today).
     


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    Any update on when you'll restock medium grey Benjamin suit seperate pants (sizes 32 & 34)?
     


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    I'm 6'1 so would probably go with a long. Looks like it's only about an inch difference anyways. I usually find myself buying regulars for casual sport coats and longs for suits. Is there any difference in the pant rise between a regular and a long? Also, do the trousers have the typical two inches to let out if needed?
     


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    Tried a Classico model recently, ordering online. While it didn't end up working out (too slim through the shoulders--ended up going MTM), communication and customer service was top-notch. I'd order again in a heartbeat.
     


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    I'm 6'1" and find the 38R is a perfect fit OTR.

     


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    I went with a 40L because its length measured only about .25in longer than my RLBL 40R, which is about as short as I go. I rarely wear suits outside of business functions and wanted to go with a slightly more conservative approach.
     


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