I bought this suit from the recent Gilt Groupe RLBL sale. I usually wear a 38S (at least, the two suits I had before this are 38S). I'm 5'7", 160 lbs, athletic build. I went to a Ralph Lauren store a few months ago to look at RLBL suits, and the salesman suggested that I size up in Black Label to 40, and that I could fit in either a regular or a short. I tried on a 40R in the store and it fit pretty well, but they didn't have the style I was looking for (they did have it in a 42R, and the salesman unsuccessfully tried to convince me to buy that and have it altered). My question: Is this suit too long for my body? If it is, would it be worth it to take to a tailor and have the sleeves shortened and about an inch taken off the body? It measures 30" from the bottom of the collar, the other suits I have are 28.5" and 29". Does it look too long, based on my arms, etc? It fits reasonably well in the shoulders, which is the biggest problem I have when trying on suits. Please excuse the bathroom picture, it has the best lighting in my apartment. Thanks for any help.
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3/1/09 at 12:43pm