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    Default pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    Hello,

    I am trying to figure out the measurements of a shawl collar RL pullover and I have found these:

    XL
    pit-pit: 24"
    back: 26.5"
    pit-cuff: 21"

    Pit-pit? Back? Pit-cuff? How should one understand these?

    Gracias!

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Hello,

    I am trying to figure out the measurements of a shawl collar RL pullover and I have found these:

    XL
    pit-pit: 24"
    back: 26.5"
    pit-cuff: 21"

    Pit-pit? Back? Pit-cuff? How should one understand these?

    Gracias!
    pit-pit: 24" Armpit to armpit (width of chest).
    back: 26.5" Length of back (collar to hem)
    pit-cuff: 21" Armpit to cuff (length of arm).

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    I'm guessing:
    pit-pit: armpit to armpit (across the back)
    back: Length of back (from lower edge of collar , if there is one) down to bottom of garment
    pit-cuff: armpit to end of sleeve

    Still guessing:
    pit would be the lower part of the hole in the garment through which the arm goes; presumably shoulder would be the upper part.

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    pit-pit: 24" Armpit to armpit (width of chest).
    back: 26.5" Length of back (collar to hem)
    pit-cuff: 21" Armpit to cuff (length of arm).

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    My guess for pit-pit was across the back; bhaisa's was across the front.
    Were you also guessing, bhaisa, or do you know?

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    My guess for pit-pit was across the back; bhaisa's was across the front.
    Most off-the-peg garments are tailored so that they are symmetrical, and so measurement across the back and across the front should be the same.

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    Default Re: pit-pit; back; pit-cuff

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    My guess for pit-pit was across the back; bhaisa's was across the front.
    Were you also guessing, bhaisa, or do you know?
    Well, it was an educated guess. I have a friend in India who is a tailor and, as far as I remember, he always takes it across the front of a garment.

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