Hi, all. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give.
I have a sort of odd situation with this jacket -- the shoulders and chest feel a touch wider than most jackets in my size (this coat was bought in a thrift store, and there's no size tag), but the silhouette seems to work well. I don't know enough about fit to be sure if this is me being fooled by "almost," or if it's a complicated issue. I'm afraid I may have, without thinking, puffed my chest out a bit for these pics. My shoulders don't look that uneven in real life. I haven't helped things by using a slightly wide lens, doing a poor job of leveling the camera, and shooting from below chest height.
Nevertheless, any help is appreciated.
Front (Click to show)
From this angle, yes of course, your stance is weird. There are no obvious vertical or diagonal creases in the chest. I can tell it's roomy but you can't really fix that too much in the chest. Maybe a little but altering the chest of a coat is harder than the back and the range you have is limited. Jacket doesn't follow your silhouette from the waist down. The sleeves are a little high from this view.
You also see the fronts spreading out with the button closed. Since it's really not too tight, this is a balance issue. The front of the jacket are too long.
You can see the high sleeves and balance issue even better from the side. Can you see how much longer the front is than the back? It shouldn't be falling forward so much. This is happening because you've got a stooped posture at the neck. Your back is simply longer than the front. The fix is squaring the shoulders at the forepart only. This is a rather complex fix because it makes the neck hole smaller which can force the collar to be remade smaller. A competent tailor to fix that one. It's not like hunchback of notre dame, but it's why the jacket probably feels funny. Wearing it unbuttoned probably causes it to kick out in the front in the shape of an inverted V and the back vent flays out as well. You can also see hints of excess drape in the back from this view.
From this view you see that excess drape in the back. All those vertical folds can be cleaned up by taking the the center seam and the sides in order to shape to your silhouette. It's mostly in the upper back. That room in the lower body would be decreased with improved balance.
In short, squaring/shortening the fronts, suppressing the back and waist a bit, and letting out the sleeve length and this jacket is better all over.
PS: One of the captchas I got uploading these was "do more sit-ups" ... It's like they can tell I'm a 36R.