One thing you should know about Joseph Cairo (Bill was his dad) is that he's a perfectionist. He'll also refuse work if he thinks it's not worth doing, as you already know from his turning down work on the two other jackets you brought him. I've had Joseph do 3 off the rack items so far: a Canali suit and two jackets, a Caruso and a Corneliani. In all three cases they fit me well already in the chest and shoulders, and most of them just needed waist suppression and/or a back clean-up between the shoulders. The Corneliani didn't have a back clean-up issue but did need a collar gap fix and a lapel roll adjustment. Still, none of these cost more than $250 total for alterations. Sounds to me like you just have to call it on your items, stop bargain hunting and actually buy things that fit. The fact that the re-cut is extensive enough to require re-positioning of the pockets should tell you something.