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    #16
    Originally posted by tdig View Post
    [MENTION=10981]Siepi[/MENTION] I got you


    http://i.imgur.com/tEEPDPU.jpg
    Oh damn, I'm a dolt.

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      #17
      Originally posted by 2good2be2 View Post
      ok so i need a 43 or 44 size jacket for my shoulder and chest.

      but what about my waist? is it reasonable to be able to take in a jacket that much? 4 sizes smaller at the waist? lol

      and yes i hear brooks brothers has nice stuff, but also not cut very slim so i just don't bother.
      BB sells suits in a variety of fits. Their Fitzgerald and Milano fits are both slim. I don't have experience with either, but I assume they roughly correspond to the way their slim and extra-slim shirts fit, respectively.
      Ben

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        #18
        Originally posted by 2good2be2 View Post
        ok so i need a 43 or 44 size jacket for my shoulder and chest.

        but what about my waist? is it reasonable to be able to take in a jacket that much? 4 sizes smaller at the waist? lol

        and yes i hear brooks brothers has nice stuff, but also not cut very slim so i just don't bother.
        If you're new to suiting you should only be concerned with size as a starting point. I have tried on many suits and I can tell you the best thing you can do is try on as many different brands as possible because there is a HUGE variation between different makers. A 44 Hugo Boss traditionally will be fuller cut, although I think they are starting to slim down especially with their red label. I have several Versace 44 suits and they fit much slimmer than a 44 Hugo Boss. Suitsupply has a range of cuts. Napoli is one of their fuller cuts but it is still slimmer than a traditional Hugo Boss suit. Others such as Washington are very slim. If you live in an area where you are able to get into stores then go try on as many suits as you can and I guarantee you will find the maker that fits your body type. A great place to put on the list if you have one locally is Saks OFF 5th. They have a large selection of discounted suits.

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          #19
          Originally posted by 2good2be2 View Post
          i guess the next step is to get some measurements....

          and im well aware of the need for a tailor, but at the same time my last jacket was "tailored" and still didn't ever really fit.
          It's true that a tailor can only really do so much. If a suit doesn't fit you well off the rack then find a different suit; whenever a suit needs too many alterations it never really feels right even when everything is taken in to fit you. A good off the rack suit should fit you very well to begin with and the tailor should only need to make those finishing touches to make it look custom. I can't stress enough that if it doesn't fit you well off the rack put it back and try another brand until you find the right one.

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            #20
            8 - 10 inch drop (the difference between jacket size and pant size) is nothing unusual; if the pants are a little large, it's absolutely fixable from the tailor if you're not shopping a place that offers separates.

            Once you have measurements (I see you took some of your own, but they're typically available for free at any meanswear place) you'll be much better armed to go looking for slim or athletic fit suits. Also take that measuring tape to the suit jacket you have now, and measure it - see what measurements you might want to change, and then go look to find a suit that's close to that.

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              #21
              I had a little time so I went to the mall yesterday. I tried taking pics but I just couldn't get any good ones.

              I went to Macy's and tried on pretty much everything. Nothing got rid of the weird wrinkles on my shoulders, maybe cause these are all fused? So I moved on.

              I went to nordstroms hoping I'd get some help from the salesman. Salesman was usless but I did manage to make some observations

              I think the more expensive suits were half canvases? I didn't get the weird wrinkles on my shoulders. Slim fit suits have slim chests and constrict me more. 42l in a "fuller" cut suit fits better, maybe I will check out Brooks brothers after work today

              I always got that weird ripple on my back under the collar, too much fabric in that area?

              I think I have narrowed my biggest problem to the armholes. I cant move my arms from my side's more then 30 degrees before the while jacket wants to come with and the button is being tugged pretty hard. I understand if the arm holes are higher this would not happen and also I think a tailor would have more to work with for my chest. But also from a quick SEARCH (proud of me?) I see nothing off the rack is going to offer this.

              I went to a smaller suit shop too, no luck there either but I was told the owner and tailor would be there Saturday so I think it would help if I had a chat with him.

              I tried on my suit jacket again when I got home.. shoulders and length seem ok now...or...maybe I'm going crazy.

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                #22
                I'm a little bigger, but have similar measurements overall, and I'd expect a SuitSupply Napoli in 42L or 44L to fit you pretty well.

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                  #23
                  With free shipping and free returns, I'd also suggest SuitSupply. All the models have higher armholes, and if you get a jacket with enough room in the chest, you shouldn't feel the constriction you mentioned.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by 2good2be2 View Post
                    I had a little time so I went to the mall yesterday. I tried taking pics but I just couldn't get any good ones.

                    I went to Macy's and tried on pretty much everything. Nothing got rid of the weird wrinkles on my shoulders, maybe cause these are all fused? So I moved on.

                    I went to nordstroms hoping I'd get some help from the salesman. Salesman was usless but I did manage to make some observations

                    I think the more expensive suits were half canvases? I didn't get the weird wrinkles on my shoulders. Slim fit suits have slim chests and constrict me more. 42l in a "fuller" cut suit fits better, maybe I will check out Brooks brothers after work today

                    I always got that weird ripple on my back under the collar, too much fabric in that area?

                    I think I have narrowed my biggest problem to the armholes. I cant move my arms from my side's more then 30 degrees before the while jacket wants to come with and the button is being tugged pretty hard. I understand if the arm holes are higher this would not happen and also I think a tailor would have more to work with for my chest. But also from a quick SEARCH (proud of me?) I see nothing off the rack is going to offer this.

                    I went to a smaller suit shop too, no luck there either but I was told the owner and tailor would be there Saturday so I think it would help if I had a chat with him.

                    I tried on my suit jacket again when I got home.. shoulders and length seem ok now...or...maybe I'm going crazy.
                    The wrinkles in the shoulder is not a canvas problem. The canvas refers to the Chest piece of the suit. The wrinkles, in my experience, usually comes from a suit jacket with too narrow of a shoulder for you or too much padding. Find something that works in the shoulders, then go from there.

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