Of course, SFers are going to nitpick and want it to be the absolute best fit that you can get. Â You just have to figure costs vs. benefits. Â Personally, I would be reluctant to go "major surgery" on it. However, if you think it will become a regular part of your rotation, or even a prominent piece of your wardrobe, then what's a few bucks? Â I do think the lapels are damn sharp: right width, right "angle", and that is probably what drew you to it in the first place. Â I'm guessing if it were notch, you probably wouldn't have bothered. Â See if you can get a cost estimate or two from area tailors, and then you'll have to let your heart and wallet decide how much you want to renovate it.
That's my point. With an investment of $25 so far, I can safely spend a couple hundred if it will be nearly perfect, and still be way under discount retail for a new suit. Also, this fabric is definitely in the "workhorse" category, and being a very basic (though distinctive) suit, it will work in many different situations. While I really do like the peak lapel, I still might have bothered if it were a notch. The construction is quite good on this. It's not a Huntsman, but it's pretty well done. Buttonholes are handmade, etc. As for the button stance, it's at my navel, which is lower than I might have chosen, but it doesn't look bad in person or have the buckling lapel syndrome of some low buttoning jackets. I might consider getting the bottom hem taken up some depending on the price of that. I hope to take it in to a tailor in the next couple of days, to see what I'm looking at in terms of feasibility.