So I decided to buy a new one this morning when I saw a Ralph Lauren tux at Macy's online store for $199, marked down from (allegedly) $695.
That said, I was disinclined to buy a 44S with 38" pants because, while the pants would have fitted like a glove, the jacket would have needed a bunch of tailoring to put right. So instead I went for the 42S with 36" pants. Now I've not a hope of getting into these pants right now, even if they were to run a little larger in the cut, but I have been exercising pretty well the last 3-4 months in particular, and losing about a 1/2lb a week without a change in diet, so I'm pretty certain that it'll be OK for our next cruise. However, I'm not so sure about a black-tie wedding we're attending in 12.5 weeks (the only reason I was really looking right now to begin with).
Wish me luck...it will be close.
1989 Admiral Cruises, SS Azure Seas - 3 day Mexico
1990 Norwegian Cruise Line, MS Southward - 3 day Mexico
1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Viking Serenade - 3 day Mexico
1999 Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic - 3 day Caribbean
2007 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Century - 10 day Mediterranean
2009 Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam - 12 day Baltic
2013 Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Star - 16 day Transatlantic
2016 Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Inspiration - 4 day Mexico
2018 Holland America Line, MS Volendam - 15 day Transpacific