Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I have a question about suit sizing. I am an attorney and I have to wear suits every day. I have been practicing for only a couple years, and during that time my funds were pretty limited. Thus, I had to go with lower quality suits (Alfani/Tommy) from Macy's. Fortunately, those brands carried my size: 38L. Now that I am in a better place financially, I am looking at getting into the next tier for suits.
Unfortunately, I have found that finding a 38L is pretty difficult outside of those brands I cited above. Most department stores I have searched don't regularly carry suits in 38L. Thus my questions:
Thanks guys and gals.
Altering shoulders is usually cost prohibitive, so if you try on a larger size and the shoulders are too big, don’t buy it.
Thanks for the tip!
Brooks Brothers makes a lot of 39L suits, and they have variety as far as fit, so you might find something there (for example, in their Madison fit I wear 44L, in their Milano I wear 46L). They have quite a few suits on sale right now. They're still not cheap, but 40-50% off isn't bad, and they sometimes drop it even more, if you are willing to wait and hope what you like is still there.
I second the point regarding shoulder alterations. Waist, arms, etc... are all good, but if the shoulders are off there's little that can be done.