It's often said that a good fitting suit on a man is to a woman what women in lingerie is to a man.
I don't own very many suits and the suits that I do own, I don't enjoy wearing. I have a very slim build - a shade over 5'9'', 135lbs and a 38'' chest. I lift weights a lot, but I have a frame with very toned musculature, with not much bulk. I've told myself not to lift in such a way where I am one of those shorter guys who walks around the gym with a super wide chest and their arms hanging at their sides like a gorilla. My shoulders are broad and for that reason, I wear a size 36 in a suit jacket and 30 in pants. With the suits I currently own, I feel like the shoulders on the jacket stick out just enough where I feel too boxy, not quite like Frankenstein, but enough to bother me.
I recently bought a J.Crew Ludlow wool suit in a 36 and it fits really well - the whole fit is quite slim and the jacket is more stream-lined where it fits my build. Beforehand, I had gone to the Nordstrom Rack and tried on suits from Joseph Abboud, Calvin Klein and Ben Sherman but again I had issues with the shoulders. I tend to keep an eye out for sales at Gilt, but 36s are typically difficult to find.
Forgive me as I am not familiar with suiting, but is this something normal tailoring can take care of or is this a costly adjustment? Or there any suits out there that fit similar to J.Crew's Ludlow? Besides lifting heavier weights, any advice would be appreciated. I just wonder if my closet will be full of Ludlows and not have any variety.