Great post GMan. At 41 I just gave up and bought some new suits. They fit fine.
Funny. After losing a good chunk of weight not long after hitting 40 and keeping it all off for 3-4 years, I got rid of all my larger suits - last year with my mom's illness/passing and weekly travel to DC I pout a few pounds back and cannot fit into a good 2/3 of my suits. I still dream I will be able to get back and refuse to buy anything else.