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post #102616 of 109053
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Wish I could get my hands on these boots

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Got a pair of these in black. Size 44. If they're your size you can have them for the cost of shipping and a pack of gum.

post #102617 of 109053
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Got a pair of these in black. Size 44. If they're your size you can have them for the cost of shipping and a pack of gum.

what are those?
post #102618 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Wish I could get my hands on these boots


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Got a pair of these in black. Size 44. If they're your size you can have them for the cost of shipping and a pack of gum.

I would take you up on that right now but unfortunately I am a 45

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Got a pair of these in black. Size 44. If they're your size you can have them for the cost of shipping and a pack of gum.

what are those?

C'mon man its me, Regis....guess
post #102619 of 109053
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I would take you up on that right now but unfortunately I am a 45
C'mon man its me, Regis....guess

Didn't notice who posted it was now I know :-p
post #102620 of 109053
superb0bo if you want to tone down the pointiness of the shoulder you can try to ask a tailor to reduce or take away the sleevehead without reducing the shoulder width at all- just take away that little fabric that gives structure around the sleeve to armhole connection. i have a phobia for that sort of rigid looking sleevehead also and i found that only taking away the sleevehead did the trick.
post #102621 of 109053
if you want a natural shoulder, you can also just open up the lining yourself with a seam ripper and remove all the shoulder padding. i've done this with several old cdg jackets, with good results.

but beware that coats constructed more cheaply may use the shoulder seam stitching to keep the shoulder padding in place as well, in which case you'd also detach the sleeve by fooling around in there. it's an easy fix for your tailor to re-attach it, but that takes the project away from pure diy territory..
post #102622 of 109053
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Originally Posted by ghostface View Post

if you want a natural shoulder, you can also just open up the lining yourself with a seam ripper and remove all the shoulder padding. i've done this with several old cdg jackets, with good results.

but beware that coats constructed more cheaply may use the shoulder seam stitching to keep the shoulder padding in place as well, in which case you'd also detach the sleeve by fooling around in there. it's an easy fix for your tailor to re-attach it, but that takes the project away from pure diy territory..

Shoulder padding won't affect what the OP is talking about. There's a good post about this here

http://www.styleforum.net/t/245858/shoulder-expression/0_20

I think the OP should just try the coat on with a sweater or another jacket though. Like somewhat else said, those kinds of coats aren't really meant to be worn over just a shirt. Once you layer something underneath, it'll probably look fine.
post #102623 of 109053
Aside from the issues in the desktop version, what about the mobile ads that constantly hijack my browser and divert me to some site asking me to buy tokens to play some absurd video game

Its like browsing porn sites in the mid-late 90s
post #102624 of 109053
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Shoulder padding won't affect what the OP is talking about. There's a good post about this here

http://www.styleforum.net/t/245858/shoulder-expression/0_20

hmmm, it's an interesting post, but (without taking a stand on whether bobo should alter the coat) i can say from experience that it is absolutely possible to transform a jacket with relatively squared off shoulders into one with shoulders that are a more natural, sloped shape and that end closer to one's natural shoulder line, by removing the padding and sleeve head.

things are undoubtedly trickier when you get into suit jackets/actual tailoring.
post #102625 of 109053
^^Thanks guys for the interesting discussion! I first thought about removing the padding myself, but have a feeling that it might result in "bulges" of fabric at the shoulder (where the pointy appearance is most prominent now). To me, it looks "ok" as it is, so I am a little afraid of messing it up to the point of no return (especially the DIY route), but it would definitely be better with a softer shoulder.

Am I correct in guessing that the "sleeve head" is the very top of the sleeve (possibly creating the pointy look now)?
post #102626 of 109053
american apparel just had 40% off and the only thing i wanted right now was extra tri-blend tanks. was browsing forum too long and when i checked out it was past midnight. continued to paypal checkout anyways and price went up back to retail

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those 30 to 40% off so rare

uuuuuughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


totally forgot about wholesale prices

doh

couldve saved some add'l money last week.

tanks ordered, phew!
Edited by gettoasty - 12/2/14 at 2:10am
post #102627 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Superb0bo View Post

^^Thanks guys for the interesting discussion! I first thought about removing the padding myself, but have a feeling that it might result in "bulges" of fabric at the shoulder (where the pointy appearance is most prominent now). To me, it looks "ok" as it is, so I am a little afraid of messing it up to the point of no return (especially the DIY route), but it would definitely be better with a softer shoulder.

Am I correct in guessing that the "sleeve head" is the very top of the sleeve (possibly creating the pointy look now)?

The sleevehead is the part of your sleeve that attaches to your coat. I'm not a tailor, but my guess is that how your shoulders look are partly about how wide the shoulders are and what kind of wading has been used (wading is the stuff that goes at the end of your shoulder; padding is the stuff that goes across). I don't think it's enough to just take the wading out and think that you'll get a rounder look, but you should probably check in the tailor's thread on the CM side of the board.

For the kind of roped, natural, and bald expressions that Jeffery was talking about, those involve certain kinds of seam pressing and sleevehead shaping. Your issue doesn't seem to be exactly the same thing, but my main point above was that it doesn't seem to be a padding issue.
post #102628 of 109053
^

the "shoulder pad" that you can feel in the body part of the garment (not the sleeve) is only part of what shapes the shoulder. getting rid of the shoulder pad will make the the shoulders slope more; if your actual shoulders are square-ish, it will fill the empty space. But if your actual shoulders are sloped or normal, yes, there will be empty space there that may or may not look good. Now, the wideness and pointiness of the end of the coat shoulders (which is actually the sleeve part already) is caused by the sleevehead and how the connecting seam is treated inside. The post linked by dieworkwear is accurate: basically the way the sleeve falls from the shoulder is affected not only by the padding but also the sleevehead area- which some people mistaken as just a need to "take out the padding".

If you want a more natural looking shoulder for that coat, without radically converting the construction, I'd say get rid or reduce the sleevehead so the sleeve falls freely from the armhole, and ask the tailor to press the connecting seam open, as per the bottom right image:



The most "natural"- as in very casual- construction is actually the upper left in which the sleeves are tucked inside the body; but it's a more radical surgery.

As for the shoulder padding, it only has to do with whether your shoulders are square-ish or sloped, as above.

edit: yes, sleevehead is fabric reinforcing the sleeve part of the shoulder, creating structure there that ranges from very light to massive
post #102629 of 109053
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

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the "shoulder pad" that you can feel in the body part of the garment (not the sleeve) is only part of what shapes the shoulder. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
getting rid of the shoulder pad will make the the shoulders slope more; if your actual shoulders are square-ish, it will fill the empty space. But if your actual shoulders are sloped or normal, yes, there will be empty space there that may or may not look good. Now, the wideness and pointiness of the end of the coat shoulders (which is actually the sleeve part already) is caused by the sleevehead and how the connecting seam is treated inside. The post linked by dieworkwear is accurate: basically the way the sleeve falls from the shoulder is affected not only by the padding but also the sleevehead area- which some people mistaken as just a need to "take out the padding".

If you want a more natural looking shoulder for that coat, without radically converting the construction, I'd say get rid or reduce the sleevehead so the sleeve falls freely from the armhole, and ask the tailor to press the connecting seam open, as per the bottom right image:



The most "natural"- as in very casual- construction is actually the upper left in which the sleeves are tucked inside the body; but it's a more radical surgery.

As for the shoulder padding, it only has to do with whether your shoulders are square-ish or sloped, as above.

edit: yes, sleevehead is fabric reinforcing the sleeve part of the shoulder, creating structure there that ranges from very light to massive

No, seam pressing has to do with how the sleevehead expresses itself. I don't think that's bobo's issue.

Anyway, this is getting to be the blind leading the blind. Bobo should just talk to an actual tailor, or use the tailors' thread on the CM side of the forum. I'd only suggest trying the coat on with a sweater or another jacket underneath beforehand. Also, consider the overall silhouette of the coat. A wider shoulder can give a nice silhouette, making the waist seem narrower than it is. If you narrower the shoulders, but don't have any room to pinch in the waist, you could end up looking like a tube.
post #102630 of 109053

what are my options for long gray tank tops that are good for layering? voidthebrand looks promising but I've never handled their stuff. americanapparel is meh but cheap

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