hmmm...strange about the sleeves being boxy...this is definitely one of my slimmest sport coats. I even had to size up ... my [very experienced] tailor said it was a "progressive fit" :)
...however...on the Indigo bleeding front..for the first few wears I would recommend wearing it with some jeans and non-white shirts...like some check shirts or chambray.
The first first time I wore it, I did wear it with rigid khakis and a white shirt and the crocking was very noticeable on the rigid khakis There was some mild bleeding on the color and cuffs of the shirt too... another somewhat humorous story was when I first wore it, I had my elbow on a white conference room table and it left a very noticeable blue stain on the table ...however with a wash, almost all the indigo on the other fabrics goes away......and it picked right up off the table.. :) After the first few wears, there is a little to no bleeding.
The price you pay for the indigo bleeding is the outstanding, rich color...it's much nicer than you would get form other jackets/materials/dyes...
As for wearing it when it is too hot...I know what you mean, I've lived in 100% humidity/100 degree locals....but this is a very light cotton jacket...and it's great to wear with a T-shirt and jeans for a little more sophistication... the drawback to the cotton though is that it wrinkles...I've already noticed it's wool cousin doesn't wrinkle (even though it was folded in a box shipped to me).
...anyway...this has been my experience...will let you know about the wool one...just dropped it off at the tailor to get the sleeves taken up a bit...
Yeah my jacket (42R) isn't really 'boxy' per se, just a bit roomier in the arms and shoulders than the two RRL suits I own, which are admittedly extremely slim (size on the suits is 42L). Unfortunately there is no way I can go down to a 40 and still have the waist area work (gotta hit the gym!).
Thanks for the tip, yea I figured it best to wear with shirts that I didn't mind any bleeding on. Good to hear that after a few wears the bleeding reduces. Where this piece really shines is in direct sunlight due to the heavy depth of the indigo dye. At first glance in dark lighting it looks like your typical navy blazer, but step outside and it really impresses.