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    Originally posted by TMann View Post

    Are most of you folks who do a lot of thrifting of average height and weight?
    I am 6'1"

    The issue I have is with trousers. Trousers that are either right length or long enough to work tend to be greater than 42 waist in thrift stores. Even trousers that are too short tend to mostly be 40+. New, 34 or 36 is easy to find. I think this may be because most men in the US wear 40 or above.

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      i'm right in the beginning of the "Fat old white guy" size range for suits. 44R jacket, 36 x 30 pants.

      SO i do great finding non-contemporary stuff.

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        Found a grey flannel 100% wool cricketeer suit at goodwill. Fit seems good but sleeves may be a bit short. Single vent. Flat front pants. I seem to recall that Cricketeer was an ok brand back in the day. Worth $13 plus dry cleaning?

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          Originally posted by Wahoo1997 View Post
          Found a grey flannel 100% wool cricketeer suit at goodwill. Fit seems good but sleeves may be a bit short. Single vent. Flat front pants. I seem to recall that Cricketeer was an ok brand back in the day. Worth $13 plus dry cleaning?
          I think the sleeve look alright but the jacket seems a little big around the waist, I would have it taken in a touch.

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            Originally posted by Wahoo1997 View Post
            Found a grey flannel 100% wool cricketeer suit at goodwill. Fit seems good but sleeves may be a bit short. Single vent. Flat front pants. I seem to recall that Cricketeer was an ok brand back in the day. Worth $13 plus dry cleaning?
            Great find. Looks nice.
            My Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSs1xkOEoJdPfZ4KRW575qA

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              Let's hope it's there tomorrow.

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                I dunno, seems a bit big in the shoulders to me.
                Ben

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                  Well, I pulled the trigger. Cost $6.50. I may take it to the tailor to have sides taken in a bit. What should I expect to pay?

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                    depends on a lot of things, including where you live, your tailor, and the tailor across the street from them.

                    i tend to think about $15 per seam they have to change. but it really could be anything.

                    what do you want to change? the sleeves? IF there is extra fabric, which is often frankly a bit of a gamble, probably $15 per sleeve, and maybe a couple bucks a button that has to get moved.

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                      This J. Press tweed was just SO rad, I just had to rescue this from the store, but it's not my size at all. I think it's more like a 38R or 40R (but no tag), i'm a 44R. I'll be ebaying it eventually, once I get the measurements straightened out.

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                        Originally posted by evanparker View Post
                        This J. Press tweed was just SO rad, I just had to rescue this from the store, but it's not my size at all. I think it's more like a 38R or 40R (but no tag), i'm a 44R. I'll be ebaying it eventually, once I get the measurements straightened out.
                        Once you get the measurements straightened out, post an update. If it's closer to the 38R, I may be interested.

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                          Originally posted by evanparker View Post
                          This J. Press tweed was just SO rad, I just had to rescue this from the store, but it's not my size at all. I think it's more like a 38R or 40R (but no tag), i'm a 44R. I'll be ebaying it eventually, once I get the measurements straightened out.

                          If it's closer to a 40 I may be interested.

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                            I will let you guys both know what the actual measurements come out to when I get home in a few hours. thanks

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                              J press Tweed actual dims

                              Pit to pit is armpit to armpit 21"
                              Waist is 19"
                              Shoulder to shoulder is 17.5"
                              Length is 29.5"
                              Sleeve is 22" (or 20 middle dim)

                              Measured per http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/c...asure-a-jacket


                              You should check an actual jacket you have as size reference, but I am going to advocate that it is probably a 38R. The 21" armpit to armpit means it's actually 42" actual chest measurement around. The "size" is usually four inches less than the measurement.

                              $40 plus $12-$15 actual shipping cost, if anyone is into it would be fine. But it will be on eBay tomorrow at lunch time if no one wants it. PayPal [email protected] if you're interested

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                                http://i.imgur.com/Y60OUL2.jpg front of the tweed jacket, one
                                http://i.imgur.com/icZFTn8.jpg front two
                                http://i.imgur.com/s0waaxW.jpg Lapel closeup
                                http://i.imgur.com/LjQLH6e.jpg Rear of jacket




                                http://i.imgur.com/Dwp98lI.jpg Tweed texture closeup
                                Last edited by evanparker; February 10, 2016, 09:06 PM.

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