The right size depends on what kind of fit you like and how you want to wear it.
Overcoats, as the name implies, were traditionally worn over another coat, or even over a coat and a sweater. Loden overcoats in particular are designed to be layered due to Austria’s harsh climate. Therefore, a size 42 overcoat is meant to comfortably fit over a size 42 suit jacket.
If you want to layer the overcoat over a suit jacket, sweater or both, then order a size 42 and you will have plenty of space for layering and movement.
However, if you want to wear the overcoat directly over a turtleneck sweater or dress shirt, as is common today, you should order one size smaller than your suit jacket size to avoid excess room.
If you like a close, tailored fit, we even suggest ordering two sizes smaller than your suit jacket size. This applies to the Tirol, Sud-Tirol, Shiver No More and Joseph styles.
Of course, feel free to order multiple sizes to try on if you’re not sure. We can send you a free USPS return label to send back extras, exchange or return.
Robert W. Stolz Austrian jackets styles like the Edelmann, Braumeister, Wilfrid, Felix, Louis, Clemens, Thomas and Frederick are all sized true. That means they will fit appropriately directly over the body, with just a shirt underneath.
The sizes are the same as your chest circumference, (ie. 40”, 44”, 50”, etc) so if you know your suit jacket size, or have your chest circumference on hand, just order that size it will be a fit. Of course, if you want to have extra space for layering or movement, or like a looser fit, order one size larger.
The only exception is the Duffel Coat Markus which runs one size small. Order this coat on size larger than your standard suit jacket size.
As always, feel free to order extras, consult the size guide on each product page or contact us directly for personalized service.