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How do you measure for a suit?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NEK5, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Alright guys, I`m really at a loss here. I need a suit, and quick, like Tuesday. All the places around here (JCPenny, MensWarehouse, CasualMaleXL, MrTux) are open from 11-6PM, and I just happen to work 11-7:30PM:mad: :mad:

    So I`m going to have to send my mother out to get one. Now, I know pants are basic, just like other pants, but how do you measure the jacket?
     
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    Very few people fit them exactly. You can measure your chest size to get a good idea (44 = size 44) and then use your height to figure the rest of the basic number - L= long (6'1" or over) S= short and R = regular.

    Problem is that they make jackets in a mid size that they know will need to be altered. They can show your mom how to mark the jacket arm length and she can bring it back to them to get it fixed, or many dry cleaners have alteration service and can mark it and alter it for you.

    The best way would be to measure your chest and give hera long sleve shirt that you have that fits your arms well. Show here where the sleves fit on the shirt so she can show the sales person. That will give them a good idea. With chest and pant size, they can probably get very close.

    Quick really means that you may have to take off an go try them on.
     
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    Alright. So, at 5'10.5" I`m probably a regular? I`ll measure my chest and give her a LS shirt I have that fits good, and see what happens. Maybe she can bring them by my work to try them on:confused:
     
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    You are a regular. Measure your chest. Then you have the basic size. If she has time, tell her to get a few and bring back the ones that don't fit. Make sure that the store knows.
     
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    The good news is that you are on the tall size of regular, so the suit may fit right with no problem. They are made a little long so that they can be taken in.
     
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    Well, lets hope so...
     
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    Thanks for the help Chad. She hit the head of the nail right on for the size. Jacket fits perfect, little long, but good. Thanks again dood!;)
     
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    a little long is ok, its a little short that's not... what'dya need a suit for?
     
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    I`m a paulbearer (sp?) on Tuesday:(
     
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    well i'm sorry to hear that, my condolences
     

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