Know Your Terms: Drop Six or Drop Seven

We’re guessing this guy’s about a drop nine.

This one’s pretty simple (well, assuming you passed first-grade subtraction): A suit’s “drop” refers to the difference between a jacket’s chest size and the size of the trousers that come with it. In other words, a drop six suit in size 42 comes with size 36 trousers, whereas a drop seven suit comes with trousers in size 35. In other words, if you’ve got a more athletic build, look for a drop seven suit (all Gilt suits are clearly — you don’t want to take in a pair of pants more than a couple inches, since that’ll significantly alter the overall fit (and not in a good way).

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