I normally avoid saying this kind of thing about guys, but Mr. Coleman certainly looks better in his Speedo
So are brands like RLBL, Tom Ford, BBBF, Thom Browne and Thick as Thieves off limits for people like us? Again, I am talking about people with muscular/wrestler builds, not bodybuilder builds. As a few of you noted, I am a drop 8 (and 5'9''). Two of the other people on this thread are 5'9'' and 5'10''.
I feel that Canalis are a pretty good fit, but are not slimming. Also, I wear a size down in Canali (I am probably a 41 in most sizes, but more like a 39 in Canali). I will definitely take the advice of many of you and try on the Zegna models you mentioned!
As an aside, there was some chatter (Tairy Greene: I said chatter, not cheddar!...is there cheddar?) about 5'9'' being tall enough not to need a size "S" jacket. Did you say that because I have a 42' chest? I was always under the impression that a size "S" is basically meant for someone with shoulders that are broad relative to the length of the torso, and therefore not an indication of one's height (e.g., you could be 8 feet tall and still wear a "Short" if your shoulders are very broad). Is that correct? Also, I get the feeling that a lot of guys steer clear of suits with the "S" designation, feeling that it would mark them as short in stature