My body: I'm an athletic build (think 100m sprinter). Look I'm after: I like my suits to fit like Daniel Craig of 007 fame. I've lost enough weight that I've recently moved down to size 40 suits (40 off the rack). 42R off the rack in a typical American Department store is now baggy. What I'd like to know is if it comes to buying one with possible need for slight alterations, is it better to go: - Larger: More than fists worth space inside jacket when buttoned. Probably two full fists worth. Somewhat of a box look, but shoulder fits (19 shoulder, 42 chest, 25 sleeve, 30 length). 42 R - Snugger: Less space inside jacket when buttoned. Shoulders hugged slightly more, probably a perfect shoulder fit. A little better silhoutte, though might still need a little shaping at the waist, chest is not very roomy (18.5 shoulder, 40 chest, 25 sleeve, 30 length). 40 R I think in the large, the shoulder is a tad large, and roomier when buttoned. In the snug the shoulder is perfect, with still a little space to give when buttoned (I can tell when I stick my hand in) though the chest area might be a tad tight. Suit is double vented, manufacturer doesn't make 41. Is it easier to take-in the larger suit, or to let out the smaller one? Can a waist be taken in for an appealing silhouette WITHOUT also taking in the chest? Sorry I don't have pics with me.