Just picked up this jacket on sale at the Saks 5th outlet and am debating whether to return it or not. It will depend on how extensive the alterations will be. I'm well aware the sleeves are too long, but how does everything else look? Does it fit me well or would you return it? It's a Saks brand, fully canvassed made in USA Loro Piana 120s fabric. I have a feeling it's too long? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Looks like the lapels are bowing slightly; there's too much shoulder extension; and the side vents are gaping wide open, so much so that you can even see from the side. I think the tailors will agree that a ready-to-wear garment with these flaws isn't worth the effort. As for the length, we can only really judge the proportions from a full-length shot. If you have another couple feet of leg out of frame, probably not too long. If your feet are just out of the frame, then it's too long.
Buy something which fits better as a starting point.