How to Find Out What Jacket Size You Are for Suits

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Your shirt size and your suit jacket size are rarely the same number. Find out what jacket size you are for suits with help from a men's clothing specialist in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Tressa Branin from Total Style Solutions. I've got my model, Chad, here and we're going to talk about how to find out what size of jacket that you wear for suits. It's really common for men. They kind of have an idea of their shirt size but not their jacket size because it's not something that they purchase very often. So I'm actually going to have you take and put your arms out and take your tape measure and there's a measurement that we take here right across the chest and you put your arms back down so that it's nice and relaxed. You don't want it pulled super snug and tight but you don't want it falling too lose. So he's about a 42 right there. Because he's got a broader shoulder and he's got a nice muscular build, we're going to take a second measurement to make sure that we get the right size because he probably is a lot bigger. So here we go, 52 around, so you minus 7. So he's probably going to wear a 44. Now you're what 6'2"? Yes. Yeah, so he's 6'2" so depending on the size of jacket length that you wear, so he's going to wear a long. Anybody over 6', 6'1" is probably going to wear a long depending on their body shape but he's got an even build between the length of his torso and the length of his legs. So a 44 long is what we're going to wear for him. Okay, so we have a 44 long here for Chad to try on. I'm going to go ahead and have you slide into this right there, pull it up. Now how does that feel across your shoulders and your back? It feels really good. Feels really good, it doesn't feel too tight, it's not too binding, it fits really well, but you'll notice that it's a little bit big along through his trim waist because he's got that nice trapezoid type of shape so he's definitely going to have to have it tailored in and tapered to have it fit well around the waist and really show off his shape really well. And this is how you find out what jacket size you are. I'm Tressa Branin from Total Style Solutions and I encourage you to express your greatness.


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