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    I would say the grey 2 piece fits by far the best. A good tailor could bring it in a small amount at the center seam (.5") and then take in the waist a bit. Pants and sleeves just need shortening.

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    runners n jeans, the suits fit you as perfectly as you're going to get from an off-the-rack suit. The reason the shoulders are weird has nothing to do with the padding: the arm holes are incredibly low on that suit. When you move your arms it causes the fabric to pull in below the padding on the shoulder. It's a function of the poor design of the suit, and there's nothing you can do to fix it.


    This picture in particular lets me know that the armholes are way too low:





    That is the fit you should be aiming for on a suit with higher armholes.


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    Looking much better!


    Not trying to nitpick here, but the shoulder issues are because they're still a tiny bit too big. My guess is that you're probably going to have a hard time finding much smaller, so in that case, I'd say you look fine for OTR. It's never going to perfect.


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    Agree on the grey being the best so far. A talented tailor could make it work and most of the issues with it are a result of the price paid.


    Shoulders are a smidge too big and the armholes are quite low but the length is good, the arms generally work, and a tailor should be able to bring in the body a bit for that more tailored look you are going for.


    The white linen suit is a definite return. I would also return the blazer.


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    Recently picked up a navy Bar III suit from Macys so I was looking

    for some feedback on the overall fit and what should be fixed when

    I bring it in for alterations.

    - Besides waist being too tight and trouser

    being long does this suit work for my body?

    - which looks better 38S or 38R?


    List of items to alter: (that i see)

    - let out the waist of the jacket

    - shorten trouser length

    - shorten sleeve length


    - anything else?





    Here are the trousers:

    - the seat seems pretty tight, I'm hoping that there is something

    that can be done to let that out. (see image 3C)





    thanks in advance for the feedback.

    - I put image #'s on the pics to make it easy to reference specific

    images that you provide feedback for.


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    Welcome to the forum!


    Briefly - It looks like you have relatively long legs and a shorter torso, so I like the 38R length, provided you get the sleeves shortened like you mentioned. If you had cut the vents open, this probably would drape better, but it looks like you'll need the sides of the jacket let out so that it isn't so tight through the waist. That's causing it to bunch in the back instead of slide over your butt in a more natural drape.


    The shoulders look a little wide, but I don't think you could get away with sizing down to a 36R. It's just the cut of the jacket. The pants are way too tight in the seat, and you could consult with a tailor about whether there's fabric to let out there.


    All in all, I would hesitate to stop suit shopping with this one depending on how picky you want to be. The armholes are high and the sleeves are very slim in a good way. You don't share how many suits you have or what your needs are, but if you're just getting one, I'd swap out for the navy.


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    @nicholascrawford

    - thank you very much for the warm intro & comments!


    background info:

    - this is my first "slim" suit, I have had another

    suit in the past however it was really big & boxy

    bought at one of those "suit shops".


    - I have been looking for both a charcoal and navy

    suit just to have ready for certain occasions -

    not an everyday affair.


    - the suit that is posted above is a navy plaid that

    i picked up at macy's for $150 found here:

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/bar-iii-suit-separate-navy-plaid-slim-fit?ID=649752


    - do you think after shortening the sleeves that the

    jacket length would be too long?


    - i did try the 36R but if i remember correctly it

    was way too tight.


    - i'm hoping that there is enough fabric to let out.

    the trousers are 34x32, a 36x32 was tried on but i

    found it to be really big, but it did have a much

    better seat area.


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    I like the 38R better. The jacket won't be too long after shortening the sleeves. I've heard jacket length should hit at around the second knuckle on your fingers, which it does on that one.

    Also, if your shirt has a lot of extra fabric that you're tucking in, that might affect the seat too.


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    Hey guys, I was in Target earlier to see if they had the grey version of the merona blazer in stock, they didn't, but I tried on the khaki one the only qualms I have are that it could be a bit short (but that's nothing major), and the sleeves seem really wide, but I hope they could be narrowed by a tailor...I wanted to see if you guys thought this fit well otherwise:








    Sorry for the bad dressing room pics haha


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    Yeah, for a cheap, casual jacket, that's the right size. I took mine to a tailor, and he said not to bother with alterations on it. It probably would have quadrupled the cost of it to get it tailored, and it would still be a cheap, casual jacket. =)


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