Thrift Brag! Almost kept this for myself since it fits like a glove, but would rather have $140 to spend on shoes than navy blazer #8+.
The tailor I generally go to is $10 for hem, $12 for waist. However, sleeve length has jumped to a ridiculous $28 for non-functional cuffs. Whether that's truly ridiculous or not I'm not sure, but I may consider another tailor for that. Most of the suits/jackets I thrift work for my body, but need additional length on the sleeves.
I found a Z Zegna Donegal sport coat that is lovely. It fits me nicely in the shoulders, chest, and sleeves, but the waist suppression is -2" which is too tight for me. Is it possible for a tailor to let out the waist -1"?
There is not really room to move the buttons over, and I'm also not really worried about buttoning it. I work in a school district, and buttoning my sport coat would be considered "too much," however, letting the waist out a bit would make it sit...
Is this a three and three weave?
On a similar note, does anyone have a book they recommend that has weaves and designs of fabric with color pictures similar to the PDF linked here?