A reader emailed me asking if I had sizing info on them, which I don’t have, and doesn’t have a store nearby him to try them on. Normally, I’d say go true-to-size, but he’s got really broad shoulders. Anyone have one in those sizes and care to share measurements?
For those curious how the L.B.M. 1911 blazers fit, I decided to take some measurements of my double-breasted jacket to hopefully give you an idea. Keep in mind, this is only for size EUR 48 (38R) and the jacket’s unconstructed, so the measurements may mean something different than a constructed jacket. Still, it’s a benchmark and if anyone else is willing to take measurements of their jacket in a different size and send it to me, I’ll post it here, too.
- Chest (pit-to-pit): 21”, doubled 42”
- Waist (narrowest measurement near the second row of buttons): 19”, doubled 38”
- Shoulders (directly across the top of each shoulder seam): 18”
- Sleeve length (top of shoulder to bottom of cuff): 25.5-25.75”
- Length (bottom of collar on back to the hem): 29”
To give you some reference, I wear a 15.5”/35” in Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit’s line of dress shirts and have a 38.5” chest and a 34” waist. My MTM shirts have a 42” pit-to-pit measurement and I consider than a pretty slim fit. The jacket definitely fits slim with a 10.5” armhole and I had no alterations done. I typically wear a 38R or 38L, so I’d recommend going with your typical sizing.
I just wanted to voice my admiration for the great work you do on your site, and say how excited I am that you’ve added an online shop. I’ve been kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on that L.B.M. herringbone blazer you sold last month. I’ve admired your “steez” for some time, and, as luck would have it, you and I share a jacket size. So, this is me selfishly encouraging you to shed another layer. Your dissatisfaction with working cuff buttons can be my gain! Think of me as the little brother you’ve never met. You know, the one who is inordinately interested in hand-me-downs. But seriously, I really like what you do here and I think the shop is a great addition.