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Should I go for different shoulder measurements (MTM)??

post #1 of 8
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My left shoulder is about 1 cm longer than my right. So 44.5cm yoke fits my left perfectly. 42.5 cm fits my right perfectly. I ideally need a 43.5cm yoke with my left shoulder 1cm longer than my right. Or something like that.

Now, if I went bespoke or to a tailor in person... I'd feel a bit more confident with this. I'm doing online MTM (MT) and while I do have faith, I'm curious if it is worth having them try to accomodate this.

The one thing I've been thinking about is that I lift weights and wanted to maybe try to even my shoulders via muscle. However, I don't think muscle really makes much of a different in where your shoulder stops. The bone is still going to be located there regardless, so I'd still have slightly uneven shoulders, no?

So... options:

1. deal with it
2. let MT try to fix it
3. go wit the yoke that fits the bigger shoulder and get the other shoulder tailored in... that possible?
post #2 of 8
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3. go wit the yoke that fits the bigger shoulder and get the other shoulder tailored in... that possible?

That shit will look funny.
post #3 of 8
Will a centimeter really make that much of a difference?

No jokes please.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Jay687 View Post
My left shoulder is about 1 cm longer than my right. So 44.5cm yoke fits my left perfectly. 42.5 cm fits my right perfectly. I ideally need a 43.5cm yoke with my left shoulder 1cm longer than my right. Or something like that.

Now, if I went bespoke or to a tailor in person... I'd feel a bit more confident with this. I'm doing online MTM (MT) and while I do have faith, I'm curious if it is worth having them try to accomodate this.

The one thing I've been thinking about is that I lift weights and wanted to maybe try to even my shoulders via muscle. However, I don't think muscle really makes much of a different in where your shoulder stops. The bone is still going to be located there regardless, so I'd still have slightly uneven shoulders, no?

So... options:

1. deal with it
2. let MT try to fix it
3. go wit the yoke that fits the bigger shoulder and get the other shoulder tailored in... that possible?

Option 4. Grow your nails on the shorter side 1 cm long. Wear a wrist watch on the longer side. Walk with a tilt. Develop you trapezoid muscles online on one side. Find a magician that can grow your arm, that, or a xtian person...
post #5 of 8
mt has a shoulder measurement, beyond the yoke measurement, taken from the collar to the shoulder seam. I think this is usually used to account for shoulder slope, but if you explain your situation in the comment field, I'm sure they can make one half of the yoke slightly longer.

I would definitely order the cheapest possible fabric, with none of the options, to see how it comes out first, though, 'cause even if it's executed perfectly, it might still look weird. I dunno.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by jackgibbs View Post
mt has a shoulder measurement, beyond the yoke measurement, taken from the collar to the shoulder seam. I think this is usually used to account for shoulder slope, but if you explain your situation in the comment field, I'm sure they can make one half of the yoke slightly longer.

I would definitely order the cheapest possible fabric, with none of the options, to see how it comes out first, though, 'cause even if it's executed perfectly, it might still look weird. I dunno.

That doesn't make sense. His hands will still end in the same place. Therefore you are adding to the problem. slanted shoulder line, and uneven sleeve... -_-
post #7 of 8
no, I mean if you tell them that your shoulders are two different lengths in the comments in addition to making one shoulder a little longer in the measurement field, maybe they can use that measurement to move the placement of the collar in relation to the overall yoke, so it's a little off center to correct for the different length shoulders.

but again, this makes sense in my head, but it might not work or look awful in practice. I have no idea. that would be a question for shirtmaven
post #8 of 8
a picture would be helpful.
some MTM shirts can have different yoke measurements on the right and left.
not worth messing with for less then 1/2"
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