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Issue is that a good percentage of cloth sold to the public is available for a reason. Sometimes it is because of flaws in the cloth and the cloth has been returned. The last two cloths clients brought to me both had flaws that they were not aware of. It was a pain to cut around the flaw in one and the other wasn't usable. Some cloth is prone to pilling. Other issues have been in the finishing which is not easy to perceive if you don't work with cloth. These don't tailor...
looks like you need an inch on the right sleeve and about a half inch on the left. 
You can make the sleeves longer but the distance from the bottom buttonhole to the sleeve hem may be different on each sleeve. To add a buttonhole you need the same color and weight of buttonhole twist. The  stitching of the new buttonhole will probably not match the original.  If you cannot get or have extra sleeve buttons you will need to buy a new set of buttons   Adjust the jacket sleeve length to the same point as the break in your wrist.  Don't adjust jacket...
Good to know you have one honest tailor. Would use 3 3/4 yards for a two piece and that is a bit generous If you want a coat with the length above your knee 2 1/2 yards could be enough. Length up to about 48",  3 yards could work. If you want a polo style you may need 4 1/2 yards If you want to be safe, buy 4 yards of 60" wide cloth but I doubt you need more than 3 yards for a basic topcoat Do you know how to recognize quality cloth? In the tailors mark up they are...
Best to ask the person making the coat how much cloth you need to be sure and not end up short and have to buy more cloth or waste money buying too much cloth.   A few bits of basic information are helpful like what is the  the length of the coat?    If it is cashmere or has  a nap, all the pattern pieces have to be cut in the same direction. this could require more cloth. Raglan sleeves, kick vent , pleated back, belt, patch pockets all require extra cloth.
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They can look the suit over and make the necessary adjustments.  Wouldn't worry about adjusting the front length and they can diagnose the cause of the wrinkles on the  sleeves. Neither issue is an easy fix and the result is dependent on their diagnosis and ability to execute the alteration.
Tall only translates to the length of the jacket and not adjustments for posture 
Open the side seams and sleeves at the bottom of the armhole. Mark the amount you want to shorten the back at the hem and resew the back part. The armhole has to be reshaped and there will be some extra fullness on the undersleeve that needs to be worked in. You get the same effect but don't have to remake the shoulder or reset the collar. You only work on the lower part of the back armhole and sleeve and don't have to deal with the sleeve cap which is much more work It's...
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