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Rando
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Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
I can properly measure for a suit fairly easily, but how do I go about measuring for an overcoat?

The goal is to have it fit over a light coat, a simple sweater, and a shirt.

And to be warm when it's 10 degrees.


Slagathor
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Are you sewing it yourself?

Go shopping on a day when you’re wearing some layers.


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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Try it on, fatass.


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Rando
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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Are you sewing it yourself?



I'm ordering it tailored to fit from an online retailer.

No one local could make it in less than a week


Hogwarts
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Fat guyyyy in a little coattt...


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weadjust
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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The goal is to have it fit over a light coat, a simple sweater, and a shirt.


I always pictured you as a turtle neck sweater kinda guy


Slagathor
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
I thought it was a trick question or something

For real though, it’s an overcoat. Is off the rack really going to make a huge difference?


pjab
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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And to be warm when it's 10 degrees


You need down


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The Nino
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Do you have to order it tonight?


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jimbeam
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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I'm ordering it tailored to fit from an online retailer.
just input your measurements then


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Rando
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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always pictured you as a turtle neck sweater kinda guy


If you said a quarter zip or cashmere, you would be shockingly correct.

quote:

Do you have to order tonight?


I barely sleep and this is the item occupying my attention at the moment.



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tigercross
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Order one in your normal suit jacket size and one a size up. Keep the one that fits better and return the other.


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Rando
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
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For real though, it’s an overcoat. Is off the rack really going to make a huge difference?



I have the misfortune of being very oddly shaped.

80 inch wingspan.

Imagine if donkey kong just let himself go


Slagathor
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
I almost typed that as the only exception my pragmatic little mind could accept



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JawjaTigah
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
You a man? Go to a reputable men’s store and get the staff person to fit you.
Then you can still order online, unless your size is really irregular.
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Rando
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Who has time


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TheFonz
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Just go to the military surplus store and try on the Navy overcoats until you find one that fits good.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
wear a light coat, a simple sweater, and a shirt when you go to the store to try them on.


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Athis
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Just go to clothing store with your suit on and try some on and use that size.


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Jack Daniel
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re: Shopping for a wool overcoat, how to size
Because they needed to special order the tarp to make it out of


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