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Yet another eBay question from me today

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I measured a Zegna 56 today that is 32 inches from the bottom of the collar.
     
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    Well, 31, but it was originally 32, tailor had to pull up an inch to remove excess fabric that was bunching at the top.
     
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    So the length is 31. Removing the bunching doesn't remove an inch from the length. This suit is going to be too long for you if your 56 Zegna fits.
     
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    Are you sure? You certainly know more about this than I do and I will take your advice, but the sleeve lengths are also right for me. Also, when the tailor was taking out the bunching, he pulled up an inch of fabric and pinned it at the shoulder seam. I thought this would shorten the length of the back.

    For the longest time I was buying 56R and my tailor finally convinced me I was 58R, and when I tried one on it fit much better.
     
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    Wait on Manton to chime in on this, but it shouldn't affect the length, or at least not the "effective" length. Think about it -- the bunched fabric isn't draping down, it's basically just sticking out. So removing it doesn't decrease length, or at least not by the full amount. How tall are you? A 33.5" coat is going to be really long unless you are at least 6'1" or 6'2".
     
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    I'm as close to 6' as one could be without being 6'. So, I'm pretty much 5'11.9999999" tall (damn that last .0000001"). The 56R that I referrenced earlier doesn't make it down to the curve in my fingers when I curl under the skirt of the jacket, it's about .75" short.

    Edit: As the sleeve length is correct for a Regular, I was thinking that he might have measured from the top of the collar.
     
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    That's actually a pretty long sleeve for a suit -- I'm 5'10" and wear a 35" shirt sleeve and I will go 24.75" max on a suit sleeve. I think this is likely a mistagged long.
     
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    Well, in that case I'll probably skip this one and hold onto my money. I feel like my sartorial knowledge is there, I'm just not confident enough with it to feel comfortable ordering on eBay all the time. That blazer I got was just too good a deal to pass up; probably the only reason I ordered it. Any idea why there are so few 58Rs available on Ebay?
     
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    Hops - Write Brian. Let him know that you THINK it should work but want the right to a refund if your tailor decides it can't. Tell'm Chuck told you to ask and Chuck says to take care of you. He'll take care of you if he knows that you know what you are doing.
     
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    Chuck,

    Thanks for your help in all of this. I sent him an e-mail earlier and called him around 8 PM eastern time, but I haven't heard from him. It looks like the auction might end before I can get in touch with him. Do you suppose he'll put it back up for auction?

    Thanks, Ben.
     
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    Carlo Senior member

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    Ben,

    If it doesn't sell he'll relist or sell right to you. Tell him I said
    "Take care of Ben or I'll turn off your website" That'll get his attention and make him laugh.

    Seriously - he'll get back with you and he'll take care of you.

    Chuck
     
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    Ben & Chuck, all this intra-Kentuckian cooperation warms my heart... [​IMG]
     
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    Out of an Ermenegildo Zegna boutique that suit on sale would be $799. That ebay's a deal for the right guy.

    Does anyone have a problem with the black belt?
     

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