You are to be commended, stitch. You've assembled a closetful of splendid pieces, and you've been demonstrating an excellent ability to coordinate patterns, textures, and colors. Kudos.
I don't think I'm alone in believing that your time and money would now be better spent working with an alterations tailor on fit.
thank you very much, TB, much appreciated. i am very happy with the direction my wardrobe has taken, and im glad that with lots of assistance, i can patch some good combos together. i have 1 more pair of shoes on the way (suede punch caps with a medallion), and 1 more pair of pants (brown flannel), and i think that at that point i will really have a great foundation to my wardrobe.
i could use to bring a few things to the tailor, i actually just got back 2 SCs and 4 pairs of pants. i have also lost some weight, which has made some previously well fitting jackets, a tad lose. i dont really love any local tailors here for nipping things in the waist, or near the armhole where there may be excess fabric. that means i have to go to DC to visit fields. it will take time, but i will get it done.