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Thread: 39 R Navy Brooks Brothers wool overcoat

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    I inherited this and have worn it once, and it's been sitting in my closet for about 4 years. I'd wear it if it were a Short, but it's just too long on me, any way you slice it.


    I've already posted it on ebay, but if someone wants it, I can take it down:


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120848204508


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    I didn't find anything too fancy in my several thrift stops, but I did find a GAP casual charcoal herringbone sport coat. Nothing fancy, but it fits well. It's the only thing I own from GAP.


    @jon: If the overcoat were a 40R, I'm not sure I could resist buying it. Good thing it's a 39R.


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    It fits me well in the chest and shoulders, so I think it could be fine for a 40. I should probably amend my posting a bit to reflect that.


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    How does it fit when you're wearing it over a suit jacket? That's the real question...


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    Very interested to hear how it fits over the suit jacket as well, seems like a great buy and I'm very interested.


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    I recall wearing a suit jacket under it without any problems, but I can double check when I get home tonight.


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    Probably going to buy this. If you don't mind me asking, where in Atlanta are you? I'm up in Kennesaw.


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    I didn't realize until just now that my first post in this thread was meant for a different thread. At least I got back on topic with it.


    Yeah, I would have loved this coat, too, if I could guarantee the fit. I just couldn't risk it. I already have one piece of outerwear that's a little tight over a suit, and I don't want it to become a trend. It's a fantastic coat, though.


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    @Kenneth: I'm in midtown, but I work in Roswell, so we could arrange a swap. I think you'll probably get the coat for a song (literally ... you have to sing something to buy it since I'm not shipping it).


    @Alan: I'll give you a full description w/ pics tonight.


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    I don't know if this is the best pictorial representation, but this is wearing the overcoat with a shirt, tie and blazer:




    I could easily fit a sweater and a Harris Tweed in there and still have room to move around, so there's definitely enough room for those who wear 40 regulars.


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