There are so many well-informed posters here, I thought I would ask for some suggestions...
I have a business trip to Atlanta coming up and will be there a day or two. I'd like to stop into a few clothing stores that are likely have a wide-ish selection of better makers/designers of OTR suits to get a sense of what fits my physique. (5'10", 175, 42/43R, 34W, athletic, broad-ish shoulders/back.) BrooksBrothers' 1818 Regent cut in 42R fits me pretty well. There are not many upscale mens stores where I live, so I know almost nothing outside of BBs (which is having their F&F sale). And that brings me to my questions:
1. For those familiar with Atlanta, is there a (nonBB) store or two you'd recommend? I'd like to try on suit jackets, which are the most challenging part of a good fit for me. Although if I go to a 43R, the pants tend to need a good bit of alteration.
2. Same question for Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL -- I expect my travels will take me there as well.
3. Any suggestions for makers/cuts of suits that are not particularly fashion-forward but tend toward the current/conservative with softer shoulders, higher armholes and good waist suppression? I would expect that a decent quality suit would retail in the up-to-$1500 range. I am definitely on a budget and keep my eyes open in the forum's B&S marketplace; but, candidly, it's of limited use to me because I don't know how the vast majority of those suits would fit.
Thanks in advance!