No lie, I posed with my arms up because I've seen everybody else on HERE pose with their arms up! I thought it was some secret sartorial sizing up technique, haha. Anyway, went with the washington for a number of reasons (roughly in order of importance): slimmest fitting (I am very athletically built, want to continue to look athletic in nice clothing), liked the navy color (SS doesn't offer many plain navy at the moment it seems), GF liked the peak lapels (I was indifferent peak vs notch), I liked the ticket pocket.
When I tried a lazio on at the store, the sales rep said he wouldn't need to do many alterations, but fore-mostly, I want a navy suit...lazio only offers 1 plain blue lazio, and I don't like the look of it. Mainly it was the slimmest fitting aspect, I figured if it fit the shoulders, EVERYTHING else could be tapered.
With that said, do you think it'sTOO big, or do you think it's big and needs tailored? What would you do?
Honestly, do you see your suit as being slim? What is the point of buying a slim jacket too big (and thus not slim at all) and making it slim with alterations? In my opinion, you should return it because you want a slim fitting suit and judging by the pictures the fit is very poor. You should definitely try another cut.