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Little known fact: Canadian banks are one of the few places in the world that accept Canadian money.

Odd but true.


- B

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- your jackets could do with a little less shoulder padding ... i think they will fit a lot better with minimal padding ... maybe something to discuss with your tailor or an alteration tailor.

I notice lately that you frequently suggest that people have the shoulders in their jackets altered (to remove divots, change structure, etc.). Have you done this frequently with good results? I have always been told that if you don't like the shoulders in a jacket, you should choose another jacket, as altering shoulders (to change size, structure or shape) is a very involved procedure that more often than not yields unsatisfactory results. I might do this with a unique piece that was irreplaceable, but otherwise I have always avoided pursuing those types of alterations.
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Little known fact: Canadian banks are one of the few places in the world that accept Canadian money.

Odd but true.


- B

LMAO!
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I notice lately that you frequently suggest that people have the shoulders in their jackets altered (to remove divots, change structure, etc.). Have you done this frequently with good results? I have always been told that if you don't like the shoulders in a jacket, you should choose another jacket, as altering shoulders (to change size, structure or shape) is a very involved procedure that more often than not yields unsatisfactory results. I might do this with a unique piece that was irreplaceable, but otherwise I have always avoided pursuing those types of alterations.

I think you look fine in your suits. Altering shoulders might cost ya aswell as non-satisfaction. I did notice your shoulders being a bit bubbly in your last shots.
You wear alot of Versace not?
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
I notice lately that you frequently suggest that people have the shoulders in their jackets altered (to remove divots, change structure, etc.). Have you done this frequently with good results? I have always been told that if you don't like the shoulders in a jacket, you should choose another jacket, as altering shoulders (to change size, structure or shape) is a very involved procedure that more often than not yields unsatisfactory results. I might do this with a unique piece that was irreplaceable, but otherwise I have always avoided pursuing those types of alterations.


the biggest thing i've learnt on SF is the shape of shoulders, and the fit in the chest. i had a few jackets that didnt fit well in both areas, and just didnt know better till i joined SF. GLD pointed the chest out to me a few months back ... and i noticed the shoulders myself, just comparing my pictures to some other fits on here. so i've been obsessing lately on proper fit in the shoulders and chest (i've become an OCD for these two areas .... lol) ...

to answer your question ... I have had 3 done with fairly good results ... at least in my opinion. they each ran me between 60-80 bucks. unfortunately i do not have before shots, but all three clearly had divots before i had the MAT (credit to Trini) take a hack at them. I actually bought one of eBay and had it worked on first to see the results and then took two others in after i felt comfortable, since they were pricier pieces ... here are the results - all three of these had shoulder pads reduced, sleeve heads tweaked and a little more fabric let out in the sleeve:





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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
I notice lately that you frequently suggest that people have the shoulders in their jackets altered (to remove divots, change structure, etc.). Have you done this frequently with good results? I have always been told that if you don't like the shoulders in a jacket, you should choose another jacket, as altering shoulders (to change size, structure or shape) is a very involved procedure that more often than not yields unsatisfactory results. I might do this with a unique piece that was irreplaceable, but otherwise I have always avoided pursuing those types of alterations.

I've had it done before with satisfactory results. If you're getting it done, I'd recommend using a tailor who also does bespoke. That way, he knows what it should look like after the padding is removed and can make the necessary adjustments.

For example, when I had mine done, the tailor also took in some material along the shoulder seam to compensate for the extra fabric that would be there once the padding was removed.
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I think you look fine in your suits. Altering shoulders might cost ya aswell as non-satisfaction.
You wear alot of Versace not?

Thanks for the kind words. Actually, I wasn't really making the observation in reference to comments directed at me (even though I have posted a lot of funky shoulders lately). Good memory, I have a half dozen or so Versace as I'm fond of the cut and proportions on me.
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Little known fact: Canadian banks are one of the few places in the world that accept Canadian money.

Odd but true.


- B

That because everywhere else thinks we're paying them with Monopoly money.
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
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Interesting. Thanks for the write-up.

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I've had it done before with satisfactory results. If you're getting it done, I'd recommend using a tailor who also does bespoke. That way, he knows what it should look like after the padding is removed and can make the necessary adjustments.

For example, when I had mine done, the tailor also took in some material along the shoulder seam to compensate for the extra fabric that would be there once the padding was removed.

That makes sense. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
the biggest thing i've learnt on SF is the shape of shoulders, and the fit in the chest. i had a few jackets that didnt fit well in both areas, and just didnt know better till i joined SF. GLD pointed the chest out to me a few months back ... and i noticed the shoulders myself, just comparing my pictures to some other fits on here. so i've been obsessing lately on proper fit in the shoulders and chest (i've become an OCD for these two areas .... lol) ...

Dawg, have you ever let a tailor minimize shoulder padding in one of your jackets? I have only one jacket which has a bit of a heavy shoulder but the overall fit is very good. I'm kinda scared to take this decision because I don't want to ruin the shape.
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The less tailoring required the better. I've had quite a few things fixed over the past couple years, but on new acquisitions i prefer to find jackets/shirts/pants, ect that require little to no tailoring.
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Dawg, have you ever let a tailor minimize shoulder padding in one of your jackets? I have only one jacket which has a bit of a heavy shoulder but the overall fit is very good. I'm kinda scared to take this decision because I don't want to ruin the shape.

I'm not teh Dawg but I've had the padding reduced, going from a heavy shoulder pad to a much softer one. You will end up changing the shape of the shoulders though, perhaps dramatically.

Mine went from Savile Row military shoulders to softer natural shoulders. Completely different look.
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Casual day



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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
I'm not teh Dawg but I've had the padding reduced, going from a heavy shoulder pad to a much softer one. You will end up changing the shape of the shoulders though, perhaps dramatically.

Mine went from Savile Row military shoulders to softer natural shoulders. Completely different look.

I would argue that the jacket was never intended to have natural shoulders, and the chest piece is probably far too structured for natural shoulders.
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That because everywhere else thinks we're paying them with Canadian Tire money.

FTFY

Some people will understand, others will need an explanation...
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