I went ahead (based on reviews here) and purchased from Jeff (the Wizard of Aahs) this suit
It arrived yesterday. I have a barrel chest and have a very difficult time finding a coat that doesn't gape. Based on my barrel chest and small waist Jeff advised M. Valentino over Baroni. Good call: it fits beautifully, the cloth is beautiful and the extra chest room really helps. Very nice draping. Am very satisfied.