I've been thinking of buying a proper suit few months from now and thus been doing a lot of research into buying proper fitting suits. I have tried different variations over the past few weeks and found a some that are to my liking and aren't that costly. I know for a fact that I want a 3-piece and slim fit suit. The thing is that lately I'm worrying, if I'm thinking too slim so I thought I'd ask for an opinion here. Anyway, here's the picture for better understanding:
I like this suit the most at the moment, but do you think that the suit jacket is indeed too tight? I've had people say, that out of every suit I've tried so far, this one is the best looking but then again the people at the shop would say, that it is too tight and I should opt for a size up. Yes, I know that the "X" crease at the button indicates that a suit is too tight but other than that, the shoulders are fine, sleeves are fine and the vents are not opened etc. When trying a size larger, I don't really get the desired V effect that I'm after and I'd probably need alterations. Should I opt for a size up and let a tailor work the suit to my liking or should I just ignore the shopkeepers and go with it as is?
If you would get pics taken with someone's help the way the beginning of the thread instructs, we could tell what you're specifically asking for. The suits I personally wear aren't too tight but they're tailored closely enough that if I raised my hand near my head and tried to take a picture of myself in front of a mirror with my smart phone that indeed I'd get some shoulder divots and x shaped creases from the button point. Anyone looking at that picture of me would say my suit is too tight but they'd be misled because the picture makes it only seem too tight.
What I'm trying to say is, go get some help taking the pics.
But if you aren't willing to do that...
As a rule of thumb, don't buy something that is too tight. You have no way of telling how much you need to have it let out and if there's even enough fabric in there to do it. Always buy something that fits in the shoulders, chest, and neck and have it altered. If it looks like it will be alot of work, it probably will be a lot of work.