I'm not sure, but are the lapels bowing slightly and is the collar pulling away from the neck a little bit? If so, it's very slight since, overall, the fit looks good. I would take front, back and side pictures and post in the Tailor's thread. They have a much better eye for evaluating fit. I agree with you that this is the smallest 42L I have ever tried on. I've never sized up to a 44L in anything and wear a 42L in Corneliani, Zegna, Ralph Lauren Polo, Samuelsohn, . . . everything. Yet, currently sending back my 42L to see if the 44L fits.