First off this is my first post...been lurking and learning for a while before I signed up. Lots of helpful folks on the board and I want to thank you for the knowledge shared.
I am very new to professional dress growing up in the Southern California surf / skate scene it was always baggy board shorts...tees and jeans. Two things have inspired me to step up my appearance...over the last year or so I have lost over 50lbs and have been transitioning out of the lab and into project management.
I have a very difficult body type to fit; broad shoulders, fairly trim waist (getting trimmer) and fairly large hip flexors and legs...thanks to 20 years of surfing and soccer. With a ~9 inch drop any jacket or shirt that I try on if it fits in the shoulders it balloons in the waist and with pants if it fits in the hips / thighs it balloons in the waist etc. My measurements (tape) if it helps: chest 42.5, waist 34, height 5'9", weight 168 lbs
I picked up a sport coat with the recent BB clearance / FF sale and have a few questions about the fit. This just arrived in the mail and has not been tailored or pressed. Also please excuse the crappy phone / bathroom pics and shirt / shorts as I was in a hurry. It is a Fitzgerald Fit Saxxon Herringbone with Deco in 44R.
With my newbie eye it seems to fit decent in the shoulders, sleeves need to come up, a bit of excess fabric between shoulders and waist needs to come in quite a bit? Another concern is the amount of excess material in the chest area it seems to bunch up quite a bit under the arms and the chest. It is also very baggy and loose around the middle. When the jacket is brought in at the waist how hard is it to remove this excess fabric, smooth out the chest and under the arms or will the tailor simply bring in the waist leaving me with batwings?
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Please give any thoughts you have and thanks for the help!