Thank you OTCTailor. I do have a relatively full chest and seat, but not a full stomach. If I take it home, and then am able to take better pictures and get some more feedback, would I then take it back to the BB store or at that point would I be better off using another NYC tailor?
Not sure about BB's policy on that. I know BB doesn't even accept outside tailoring so you never know. But...it's your suit and you're in NYC..there's no shortage of tailors up there. I'd definitely get it home and take some better pics or just go to a competent tailor. When you have a prominent seat wearing a jacket with a single vent, you're limited in the amount you can suppress on the back part of the jacket's sideseams, primarily, because you'll get gaping in the vent. If the balance is correct, then you can move the forepart sideseam in to take care of the excess in the front. If the balance isn't correct, the front will gape no matter how you suppress. All of this is definitely extra work for a BB's tailor. Work that they may be restricted from doing due to in-house alterations policy. The bigger jobs don't pay as much per hour as the small ones do.