@YRR92 Thanks for the advice with the tie! I just could not get it to knot the way I wanted it. I was doing a four-in-hand. The first and third suits are the same, I think the lighting just makes them appear different. I picked it up from Hackett when I was in Bicester Village recently, it was very cheap which is why I pulled the trigger and the fabric feels great. How much work with the tailor do you reckon it would need, just the sleeves let out and I could do with a bit more room as it is quite tight when buttoned and I think it pulls slightly which you can see from the photos? Moreover, is the middle suit (I bought it when I was a bit fatter...) worth getting tailored as I anticipate it being quite expensive and while I like the suit I don't love it enough to justify spending another £100 on making it look perfect.
What are your thoughts?
I find I have to tie wool knits quite low, and then pull them up tight to get them in the right place with the right size knot, while I try to tie woven ties in nearly the place I want them to end up. I also wear knits that are much thinner than most of my woven ties.
I'm not sure there will be an allowance in the sleeves to get them let out – I've never had that done, though, so I couldn't be sure. I'd be surprised if there wasn't enough to get the waist let out, but, again, I usually have the opposite problem.
I usually try to buy things that need very little in terms of alterations. Frankly, given the less-than-classic style of that light gray suit, I'd hesitate to put a lot of money into altering it.