One thing I would suggest is to find yourself a very good tailor nearby and get to know him well. Then you can shop on ebay and online without worrying too much if the garment you are getting will be able to fit you. This is of course for alterable garments such as suits. Or if you are thrifty/poor/cheap like me, learn how to do your own alterations. It's not as hard as you might think, at least the simpler stuff, and it often means the difference between a pair of pants I will toss and one I will want to wear every day. Once you get some experience with it you can even change the styles of garments to stay with the fashion. E.g., a couple of years ago I took a pair of pants that were wide-leg and too casual and baggy for my liking and made them a more boot-cut / straight leg fit. It took me about 1/2 an hour and cost about $0.00, not including the thread. I wore them all the time after that because they were exactly what I wanted. Anyway, </ramble mode>, get your tailor to take all the measurements you see on stuff on ebay if you are thinking of buying there, then you will be able to look at your list whenever looking at an item to see immediately whether it will be able to fit you.