Fairly new here, as far as posting is concerned. I'm in need of 1-3 more suits for business/office wear, hopefully within the next month.
I currently have:
`cashmere, medium grey, Marc Jacobs suit. (I got it BNIB for free).
`bronze (?), slight sheen, H&M, fits surprisingly well but its...."flashy"
`assortment of jackets
Neck - 17.5"
Sleeve - 33"
Waist (true) - 35"
Chest - 41"
Hips - 40.5"
Inseam - 34"
Now on to the real issue: I'm about 6'5 215lbs, VERY broad shoulders/back, athletic frame. I want a slim and trim silhouette...but with my arms always crimping towards the top of my shoulders and my wide back I am honestly afraid that with any sudden movement the entire jacket might rip. I'm not a gorilla and I don't plan on acting out a Daniel Craig fight scene, but it's not a very "comfortable" notion.
I'm somewhere in between a 42L and a 44L, so my situation in the past has been either get the 42 and have the tailor let it out OR get the 44 and have the tailor bring it in. All in all it's a pretty annoying process and even after tailoring it's never been "perfect".
So, I have been looking into the whole MTM scene. Local guy on Madison Ave. quoted me at $600 for a MTM suit in any 200 count wool fabric he had available....seemed pretty reasonable. With that said, I can't testify to his skill/craft/reputation.
At this exact moment, I don't have more than say $1000 to spend. But that could change very quickly depending on a number of factors. I looked into the B&R friends and family sale, but they don't even sell 44's in store let alone 44L's.
Any thoughts at all? Feedback is much appreciated!