Had my first legit moment today....
First, I went through a few suits on the rack, some nice stuff. Then about halfway through, I saw this:
Needless to say, I was STOKED. It's a 54EU, which is too large for me...the sleeves are hilariously long at 27", but this is somewhat alterable. Checked the cuffs:
Surgeon's cuffs, which the tailor I showed the jacket to swore up and down it was impossible to move. On to the next.
THEN THIS, wow..who buys a $1k+ sport coat and within a year or two does this to it. It looks like he got into a fight with a crayon woodchipper.
Very disappointing, though the same tailor as above consulted with me and came up with the following solution. We'll take the seam in right where the stain/tear is, thus tapering the sleeves which are wide to begin with. Then, if the stain is diminished enough, he is convinced he can effectively narrow the shoulders by shortening the sleeves from the top, thus retaining the surgeon's cuffs. He will also nip the waist as part of this process. All for $90-110.
I ended up picking this up for only $1.99 after pointing out the damage to the cashier...she suggested that she would buy it for me herself, heh.
I feel like this is more than appropriate given the quality of the product, but do you think this microstripe blazer is worthwhile to wear without matching pants?
To slightly boost the day, at a different store I found a Hardy Amies 100% cashmere blazer in navy that fits wonderfully and a pretty rad, plaid Pendleton tie.