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Shirt/Sport Jacket Fit and General Advice

ARA_1776

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Hello,

Recently, I had a funeral to attend and needed to buy a suit in just a few days. I tried to do some research into suit buying and came to a few conclusions: polyester is bad, canvassing is good if you can get it, and fit is more important than anything. Because I was short on time and money, I ended up just buying a wool suit from Jos. A Bank for a little over $100. While I was there, I ended up buying more stuff than I needed, including a Sport Jacket on sale for $70 and four dress shirts. However, now I am unsure of my decision and would like some advice on fit and style to see if I should return some of the stuff I bought.

The sport coat I didn't plan on buying, but I saw it on sale for $70 and I had been wanting a sport coat for a while so I impulse bought it. It is a 43R, and I would like some advice on the fit and possible tailoring.

The shirt is a 17/33. I wasn't able to try it on in store, but I already wore it to the funeral, so I can't return it. I could return the other three shirts though, which are 17/34 (I think the salesperson messed up here). The shirt is horribly bunched up in the back but I don't know if it's because I'm wearing it wrong or if it's simply too big. Would any of these shirts even look appropriate with the sport coat assuming I keep it?

The pants in this video I know are too big. I am looking for a new nicer pair of khakis that fit better.

I do not like modern slim fitting stuff. I am 6' 215 lbs and I prefer a looser, more traditional fit. I am a college junior studying engineering and would like to begin improving my wardrobe for interviews, weddings, or other occasions where I need to look nice. Thank you for the advice in advance.
 

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The sleeves are too long on the jacket and the shirt. They're also too wide in the shoulders. The shirt's sleeves are too full. If the jacket can be returned, return it. Tailoring would be expensive and probably inadequate.
 

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The sleeves are too long on the jacket and the shirt. They're also too wide in the shoulders. The shirt's sleeves are too full. If the jacket can be returned, return it. Tailoring would be expensive and probably inadequate.
Thank you for your reply. This jacket is a 43R. If you think the shoulders are too large, do you think a 42 would fit better?
 

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Yes, there and in most or all other areas. The 43R jacket does not look small anywhere.
 

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Yes, there and in most or all other areas. The 43R jacket does not look small anywhere.
Thanks again. Just to check, this is the suit I got: also a 43R, but a different cut. I already wore it to the funeral, so it can't be returned, but I thought it fit better. Does it still have the shoulder issues you mentioned? I have read the shoulder can't be fixed.
 

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If anything, it looks worse, due to the shoulders affecting the upper sleeves and the lack of a pattern to distract from fit issues. Frankly, this is why people hire image consultants, instead of waiting for critiques from professionals and the peanut gallery.
 

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I think this suit is still a bit big on the shoulders
 

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