I am BARELY snug in a 40R, and was wondering if getting a 42R and having it altered down to fit is the right choice? Â Is there anything obvious I should be concerned about in what the tailor will adjust on the suit?
There will be too much room on chest, shoulder, and waist. I do not concern too much about pants though since a good tailor can shrink pants no problem. An excellent tailor can shrink shoulder pretty good. I have done one to my hugo boss suit, and the result is pretty good. But I do not think you cannot shrink chest piece that easily. I never had to shrink chest pannel, but I have to think that it is really hard because of the chest pocket. Excessive fabric on chest area means that you will have excessive fabric on waist and belly area of the jacket (unless you have big belly). Waist can be tapered, but belly cannot. The belly can only be shrunken via tapering back seam.