Originally Posted by krav
thing is, I don't. and since I'm still mooching off the rents and therefore can't really throw it away or let my dog chew it, salvaging it is the only option. I know very little about suits(if I did I wouldn't have bought this at the first place) and I don't wanna get taken for a ride by some unscrupulous tailor.
I would not throw it away. For a first suit, it is not too bad. One day hopefully you will own a great fitting suit and realize all the subtle differences, but for now, this suit is serviceable.
You're not going to be able to do anything about the shoulders. Because the shoulders are a little wide, the chest will be a little wide and the suit will always look somewhat big on you. But here's what may help. Number 1: Have a tailor clean up the back by getting rid of some of those vertical ripples behind the shoulder blades. Number 2: On the side view, see those horizontal ripples on your upper back right below your neck? The tailor should be able to lower your collar to get rid of those. Number 3: Sleeves could probably use a little bit of shortening, but they are not grotesquely long, so it not necessary if your budget is limited.