Originally Posted by zillka
My problem is that I have narrower shoulders, but still look good in a slim/fitted topcoat.
So I'm stuck either:
a) getting my "normal" size and having the shoulders stick out just a tad (which really annoys me)
b) getting one size smaller with perfect shoulders, but having the body be just a bit snug
Tailor-wise I would assume it'd be easier to let out the body of the topcoat (if possible) than shorten/alter the shoulders/pads. Am I correct?
And can this be done with cotton, wool, tweed?
I was also thinking of maybe moving the buttons in a quarter inch to get rid of the
PS there is no suit beneath the topcoat, primarily dress shirts/sweaters or both.
Slimmer fit may be 'in' but if you have to choose between too tight or having room,
better to have room. I understand you are not wearing a suit underneath..today.
But what about the future? Having the bit extra room gives you that option later, as the need arises.
As far as moving buttons is concerned, you could try that. I've done that myself without problems.
Do you already own the coat? or still shopping around?
If you are still shopping around, then your quest continues until you have found a make that gives you what you want in fit.
If you are still searching for a topcoat, perhaps tell us your overall dimensions
(height-shoulder to shoulder-arm length-chest) and budget.
There will be many here who can give you some suggestions or suggest options.