Total noob here and just getting into buying
better clothing, so please pardon my ignorance on some of these matters.
I'm starting a new job in the autumn as a professor, so I'm trying to create a more professorly wardrobe. I've never bought from Brooks Brothers before, but I got their email about their big sale last week, so I ordered a few items from them -- but since I'm about a 3 hour drive from the nearest BB location, I couldn't go in and try on any of their clothes before ordering, so I did my best guess at what might be my size in their wares. I ordered a 41R Fitzgerald fit sportcoat (corduroy, since that's what professors wear when they don't wear tweed, I understand) and a 16/33 shirt.
For the sportcoat, I *think* it looks like it fits correctly in the shoulders, but I could use some expert eyes on it. Also, it seem a tad long to me, and maybe a bit full in the chest (I understood that Fitzgerald was one of their slimmer fitting cuts, so I went with 41 instead of 40 to be on the safe side) -- can anyone tell me how the shoulders are working here, and if this is indeed a bit long, or if it's my imagination? Also, sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.
Next, I got a shirt, which I think is awesome looking -- but it looks like the shoulder seam droops past where they should (see arrow). Am I right on this?
If I wanted correct the shoulder issue on my next shirt, which measurement should I bring in -- the neck or sleeve length? The 16 neck fit nearly perfectly (2 fingers went in) and the sleeves were maybe a *hair* too long, but might not be after shrinkage.
Any (constructive) advice is helpful!