This was one of my most favorite costumes. I had so many compliments on it. The only thing is that since steampunk is fairly new no one knew what I was till they saw me. I am six feet tall with an average+toned build. I where a medium in regular shirts and a medium fit perfectly. I swear it fit me like a glove the size was exactly what I pictured. This costume is authentic and original. The biggest downside to this costume however is it is very incomplete. With the abott that comes with it I had to safety pin it on the inside because it would pop out after a short time from dancing but that was not what I was concerned about. To complete the costume I went ahead and bought a black pair of skinny jeans(my size 33x32), black suedes that are buttoned to go over my shoes(I just wore my party/ clubbing dress shoes), a black top hat, a belt and goggles that I just wore on my belt. Also to add affect I wore black eye liner and grey eye shadow. I had so many compliments and it really made me feel sexy when I wore it. Definitely a winner in my book!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend