I went to get a coat today and for the first time I couldn’t fit in anything under a 48R. The last time I bought a suit it was 46R, now the largest I tried was a 50R.
I ended up going with this coat. I have to go to Switzerland for work this summer and every night is fancy night with my boss. It’s pretty annoying actually because I am a cornfed Illinois man and getting pimped out for 5 stars every night isn’t in my blood. I get nervous around all that silverware too. I just have to remember that with each course you move from the outside in.
Anyway, I digress. The point was that I was shopping all day for suits and coats and almost every suit I tried on had a huge waist. It’s like the coats with wide shoulders are cut for a man with an even larger stomach. So I ended up looking somewhat like a bell wearing them. The best fitting jacket I tried on was one by Joseph Abboud. Based on previous experience I also found a nice fitting cut with a JCrew suit.
Anyway, what’s your guys’ measurement and what do you do to look good in a suit? Tailor? Specific brand? etc…