Originally Posted by chet31
Changing shoulder pads is not that big a deal. The better alterations people have a variety of shoulder pads at their disposal. I am thinking of getting a "lighter" pad for my Zegna suit.
Changing the thickness of the pad is only half the battle.
What do you do with the void you now created where there is no pad any more?
Depending on the extent of this change, the shoulders will sag and potentially lump up and whatnot, and if I'm not mistaken, you have to open the shoulder seams to correct for this. This is a complex alteration and not something I'd trust your friendly neighbourhood dry cleaner with.