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Old 01-25-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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What does 40R mean on a coat?

My question is what does 40R mean in comparison to 42R or 42L (other numbers I have seen mentioned in relation to coats)? Thank you very much for any clarification you can provide!

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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Why not go try on the different sizes in that same maker? It means your chest is 40 inches...regular length sleeves. If you have a bigger chest (or tummy) and longer arms, you'll need a larger size.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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Would the coat length go past my knees near my ankles? I want to make sure that the length is a full length trench coat. Perhaps some could tell this better than I could from the pictures provided.

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Old 01-26-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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What does 40R mean on a coat?

My question is what does 40R mean in comparison to 42R or 42L (other numbers I have seen mentioned in relation to coats)? Thank you very much for any clarification you can provide!

Best!
It's meant to correlate with your chest measurement, which will affect the girth of the clothing (whether it's a coat, or a suit jacket). The 42R will accommodate a chest approximately 2 inches wider than the 40R. The L accounts for a longer cut, particularly in the arms.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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It's meant to correlate with your chest measurement, which will affect the girth of the clothing (whether it's a coat, or a suit jacket). The 42R will accommodate a chest approximately 2 inches wider than the 40R. The L accounts for a longer cut, particularly in the arms.
More particularly in the body. Arms need to be tailored and intentionally run too long anyway to accommodate most people. Unless you have particularly long arms, the sleeves will be way too long.

42R would mean your chest is approximately 40 inches. S/R/L is a rough height. Less than 5'7" or less is generally short, 6' or taller is generally L. Again, it's a good starting point as people have different size torsos and legs and it's meant to fit a range. They generally err on the long side. If you're a normally proportioned 5'11" a R will usually fit about right. If you're shorter or have longer than average legs, you'll generally need to shorten the body of the jacket a bit.
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