So. Can you afford to have your clothes made-to-measure? Will it help if you do? Probably not. Most places that are offering 'made-to-measure' services are working with pre-existing patterns and making amendments for an individuals idiosyncrasies. Depending on the quality of the product, this could only include things like sleeve length, waist size and jacket length. Or if it's a more expensive product it might include sleeve width, shoulder width, sleeve pitch (angle) and a few other more difficult pattern changes. All this will HELP ease the symptoms of being too jacked to wear a suit.
"If you can afford to have the garment made, that is a good idea but don't break your budget thinking that ordering the garment is a cure all"
"Single vents will just split open like curtains and look terrible. Only people who skip leg day wear single vents; don't be that guy"
Secondly, wear soft shouldered jackets. You do NOT need shoulder pads; you already have them, they're called traps. A natural, soft, Neapolitan (google it), style shoulder will be more comfortable and will look cleaner in silhouette. They often come with a wider sleeve too which will help with the tightness when you bend your arm.
Thirdly, double vents. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR A SINGLE VENT. Squatting, lunging, deadlifting etc all develop a big butt, and if you're lean, it's going to throw your hip/waist ratio off the charts for normal tailoring. Single vents will just split open like curtains and look terrible. Only people who skip leg day wear single vents; don't be that guy.
Finally, do not complain when your pockets pull open. Either you buy a slim fit trouser and the pockets gape or you buy a wide legged trouser, circa 1995, and the pockets are flat to your hip. I wish there was a solution but, other than sewing them down, it's something your just going to have to live with.
Hope that provides some down-to-earth advice. Just remember that your suit may not fit like the 65kg teenager in the advert but you're not a teenager and you can press his bodyweight overhead for reps. Of course, sometimes you'll find a suit or jacket that you really like and looks good but has a single vent, shoulder pads and pleated trousers. Just go for it, punchy sweeping statements aside, wear clothes you like and don't limit yourself too much if you genuinely like the garment. Life is too short.
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