Originally Posted by toosleepy
ya know the same thing goes for hunt coats, I have one 18 that fits ok but tight, then tried on another 18 and couldn't even fit my arm in it. I guess we'll all have to learn now to not judge ourselves on a #, lol
That's probably because hunt coats are done in two completely different sizing systems depending which brand you get. There are some (ie. RJ Classics) that match up with North American Street sizing, while others use a British type sizing, which makes it about +4-6 (so like if I am a 10-12 in street sizes, I wear a 14-16 hunt coat). Good info to know, especially if you are buying online :)
With breeches it is probably just typical brand to brand small variations. So for example where I'm a size 32, some 30s are fine, but the odd brand I need a 34. Same as street shoes...can go up or down a size, just depends. For those having trouble with fit, I think your best bet is to try some different brands, as they will vary in fit.