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    Need Help with Sports Coat Sizing



    So I have been looking for my first sports coat when I noticed a sale at Perry Ellis and I purchased:

    http://www.perryellis.com/Micro-Twill-Slim-Fit-Sport-Jacket/736835169093,default,pd.html?cgid=&start=null&srul e=null


    In terms of blazers/SC, I generally find that a 38S or 40S fits me best. However, M40 was the smallest size they had, so I got that thinking that because it was "slim fit", the chest could be closer to S in a regular fit. I should have thought about this before purchasing, but I'm really not sure if this will fit.


    Can anyone provide some insights?


    I am 5"4, 150 pounds, wear 15/33 in dress shirts


    #2


    Their M40 = 40R.


    Good chance it will be big all over for you, but you'll find out soon. Regarding the S designation and fit: a Short won't be any smaller in the chest/body/etc. It purely means that the jacket and sleeve lengths will be shorter. Good luck!

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      #3


      In my experience Perry Ellis isn't particularly slim. I think the 40 will be big on you. This can be tailored. But as Nick pointed out, the regular size will mean it will be longer than the typical S you wear. This can't be fixed.


      Bottom line, try it on and see. But at 5' 4" I think it will be too long for you. Best to return it and find something that fits well.

      Dress for style, live for results.

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        #4


        There isn't supposed to be any chest difference in 38R to 38S, but ive almost always noticed a .5-.75 inch difference.


        The big deal is the length of sleeves/jacket as mentioned before, though.

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          #5


          You're 5'4" and you wear 33" sleeve dress shirts?

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            #6


            I'm 6'1" and wear 34" sleeves.


            amathew - You may be well served by getting yourself professionally measured. I don't mean by the Men's Wearhouse, but by someone who gets modern, slim styling. Or...post pictures here. But a good starting point would be at a men's suit store that deals in slimmer fits.

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