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    Thirty-eight regular

    Can anyone help me with the highlighted measurment in the following dialogue:

    "How tall is he?" Richer asked.
    "Five nine, maybe five ten," he said.
    "Skinny, right?" Richer said.
    McGrath was still staring at him.
    "Thirty-eight regular, best guess", he said.

    What's the weight of that guy? I can't figure.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Thirty-eight regular

    A man who wears a size 38 regular suit is usually 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall (approximately) and weighs about 145 to 160 pounds (depending upon how he is proportioned). But a 38 regular tends to be a slender-to-medium built man.

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    Re: Thirty-eight regular

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A man who wears a size 38 regular suit is usually 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall (approximately) and weighs about 145 to 160 pounds (depending upon how he is proportioned). But a 38 regular tends to be a slender-to-medium built man.
    Thank you veeeery much! I never suspect it's a suit size! Thanks!!! You were most helpful.

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    Re: Thirty-eight regular

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    ... But a 38 regular tends to be a slender-to-medium built man.
    Why, thank you kindly ma'am. Having been a 34 long all my life, I find myself having to buy 36s. I'm glad to know that I will still be 'medium' even if I slip another notch!

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