I'm looking for my first suit, so I stopped in a Brooks Brothers store to try on a few and see if I could take advantage of the corporate discount sale. I ended up picking up a black dress belt, three 16 1/2 x 37 spread collar ESF dress shirts, and two Regent fit gabardine trousers. I have some 17 x 37 shirts already, but I think the collar is a little too loose.
Fitting into a BB suit is very challenging for me. I'm 6' 5" and 200 lbs, and I needed an extra long for the proper jacket length. I was also looking for side vents, so I would have preferred the Regent, but the Fitzgerald seemed to fit better. Is the general consensus that Fitzgerald shoulders are a little narrower than the Regent? It seemed like that to me. I felt like the shoulders were too large on a 42 Regent while a 42 Fitzgerald fit ok, maybe a little tight. However, the trousers were too tight for me on a 42. The 42s come with a 36 waist trouser, while I need a 37 or 38. The 44 Regent and Fitzgerald both felt much too big in the shoulders for me.
I ended up ordering two 44XL Milano suits. I tried on a 44R and it was ok in the shoulders, but they didn't have any 44XL in stock. Just not sure if I like how narrow the lapels were. If it fits, I plan to return one, since the SA said I'd still receive the discounted price from the 2 for deal. I also have a 42L and 44L Napoli from Suit Supply in the mail, so I'll be comparing those.