So, I'm looking for a slim fit, narrow label, cotton suit. I live in Houston and work in an environment where I can't wear a sport coat without people asking if I'm going to an interview. I figure I can pull off a khaki cotton suit though, sans tie most likely. Plus, it'll be good for weddings that retards here in Texas schedule outdoors in June.
I originally thought that I could find something in the sub $600 dollar range just to beat around in. I'm a really skinny tall guy but I have 18.5-19" shoulders, so I'm a difficult fit. I looked at the BB Fitzgerald and the JCrew Ludlow. Both are really no go. Just too damn baggy. The JCrew suit coat was really a mess in terms of actual execution. Material wasn't bad, but damn was it a poorly cut coat. I could swim laps in the BB coat.
I made the mistake today of trying on a RLBL cotton suit coat. Damn did it fit really well. I'm not really sure that I want to jump up to $1800 for this suit though.
Does anyone else make a slim fit cotton suit? Does Canali make a 14000 series suit in cotton? How does it compare to RLBL? I believe Caruso makes RLBL, can you buy their suits independent from RL?
Thanks for any help!