Can anyone with experience trying on or owning the Black Label Anthony suit weigh in with some advice? I am a law student and I need a new suit or two for interviews, summer job office wear, etc. My budget is around $4-500 with an additional $100 or so for alterations. I am a 40R in almost every style I have tried. The JCrew Ludlow 40R blazers fit me very well off the rack. One jacket has required no tailoring, and the other just needs to come in a minute amount in the chest.
I've noticed that Ralph Lauren has had some great deals on suits this week. A couple days ago I ordered a couple Blue Label styles, the Polo I in Charcoal and the Bedford in Dark Grey, both in 40R. Just now, I noticed that they have added a Black Label suit, the Anthony in Navy, for the exact same price as the Polo I. However, it is in a 42R. Is there any chance that I could make a 42R work in this fit when I am traditionally a 40R? My main concern is mostly the jacket, because I think the trousers could work. I am right around a 34 waist, maybe 33.5, so I doubt taking the pants in an inch or so would be a major issue.
I recently tried a SuitSupply York in 40R. I will end up having to return it because the sleeves are a little bit too short and the chest area is actually a little too large. SS's size advisor has the York 40R as a 44.6" upper chest, whereas the RL Anthony claims to be 42. Am I crazy thinking I might be able to size up in a slimmer suit and hopefully make alterations? There are only a few left due to the sale so I might just go ahead and purchase, but any recommendations or opinions would be greatly appreciated.