Thanks for the replies, they are helpful. Is there something wrong with the suit itself, besides poor fit? I can return it, but I sort of like the suit. If I just tried a size down, do you think that would work? I got it from that wizard of aahs fellow on eBay. I am in grad school in a small, trashy town. The only places to buy suits around here are Men's Wearhouse, and mall places. I think there is a Banana Republic, and lower end department stores--Macy's JC Penney, etc. Should I forget trying to do this exchange stuff and buy one there that I can try on? I honestly think this one will be better quality, but I guess if I have to sacrifice fit, it's not worth it. Thanks again, everyone. also, I just got out of the shower, hence the white socks. Just for walking around my house.