Originally Posted by billiebob
I also noticed something about the shoulders.
In the second pic (of the back), the left shoulder drops off almost vertically for about an inch before the arm comes out of the armhole. I'm not sure if this is indicative of a shoulder too wide or too narrow. I have this effect on one of my suits and it doesn't look good. There is a dead space between the top of the shoulder and the angled corner of the shoulder padding.
Since odoreater is showing a solid 1/2" of cuff with his arms at his sides, let me ask this question in this thread:
Do many of you have your jacket sleeves ride up 2 or more inches when you raise your arms or put your elbows on a table?
I show 1/4" of linen with my arms at rest, but when I'm sitting with my arms on a table, I'm showing 2.5 inches of shirt. This happens with all my suits. I think it looks kind of silly, because my arms are never hanging at rest, but always at a desk.
You might need higher arm holes on your suits and shirts. I have a little more cuff show when I'm sitting and bending my arm, but not 2 inches.
Also, the shoulder thing is what it is. I can't really afford bespoke suits (yet) where every little measurement and body irregularity is taken into consideration, so I have to make due with what I can get RTW. Also, one of my shoulders is higher than the other one and the suit doesn't take that into consideration and it would be more effort than it's worth to have my tailor fix that.