I am in the process of both losing weight and beginning a new chapter in my life. I need to begin dressing for a professional workplace. My dilemma is this, I have lost 20 lbs in 3 months and plan on keeping losing another 50-60 over the next 9 months to a year. I am 6' tall 240lbs with measurements as follows: 45" Chest, 56" Overarm, 38" Waist, 41" Outseam, and a 31" Inseam.
I need to buy, at least, a few suits and blazers. I'd prefer not to look like an idiot in a bunch of cheap, poorly fitting suits but I'd also prefer not to (and am not able to) spend a ton of money on clothes only to repurchase another time or two. Essentially I am asking a few quick questions. How many times and how much can I "bring in" a suit before the dimensions start to be compromised? Two inches in the jacket and pants? Will the quality of the suit be a factor in determining how much a suit can be tailored? Is it worth it to buy a few suits from one of the two despised suit retailers? Thank you for taking the time to help me out. I've been stressing about this so I figured this would be a good place to start. Thanks again, guys!
Also, am I correct in assuming I'm a 46R Jacket?