I need a business suit in a couple weeks for a conference, and thought for fun I'd look at a thrift store first in case I get lucky and find something decent... and I might have. I only need a suit once every couple years or so, and don't really know much about discerning a proper fit.
I was last measured as a 40R for a wedding a couple years back, and that's what this suit is. Its label is Joseph Abboud - Nordstrom, which I've gathered on here isn't the greatest, but seems good to me, and it's like new. And it was only $9, so I figured it's worth a try.
The shoulders fit nicely, though it feels like it's maybe a little loose in the chest and waist? I'm not really sure what the fit is supposed to be like though. The arm length seems good. There's a tiny bit of bunching below the collar behind my neck.
The pants feel a little baggy around the waist and pockets, and especially the back of the thighs, although when I sit and bend my legs, my thigh does fill up all the fabric there. These are a 34, and I normally wear 32 or 33, and there is about 1 or 1.5" of looseness in the waist. I also have to pull the waist up pretty high to not have the crotch hang too low. I can tell the leg hem needs to be adjusted about 1 or 2 inches shorter too.
I included a few photos, including one without a suit to show my body type.
So, with all this, what do you think of the overall fit and look, and do you think it's worth it to have any alterations done (besides the pant length of course), or could it make do as it is? Should I keep searching for something new?
I greatly appreciate your help! Thanks.