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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

In a couple of instances when I have had this done - the lowering of a collar - it removed the roll, but ultimately resulted in what many call the "collar gap". The lowering of the collar has now caused it to sit lower on my neck/shoulders and thus creates that unwanted gap between my neck / shirt collar and the jacket collar. This can temporarily be alleviated up if I pull down on the front quarters of the jacket to re-position it flush against the neck. But after any movement, the jacket falls back off the neck due to my erect posture, I think. Any thoughts on correcting this collar gap issue?

this sounds like the collar was pulled down too far .
if the roll was eliminated and the shoulders are fine ,then do this.
the collar is loosened from where it is fastened to the neck hole.
but not near the lapels. the collar now can be positioned in the
at the right level. the tailor can mark that position and sew it in place.
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Sorry to bump an old thread but I figure it's more informative for readers than starting a new one.

@a tailor or anybody else with knowledge: I recently had the collar lowered on a jacket - I usually never do this and I don't know why I asked this time, but it's evident from your explanation that my tailor only made alterations at the collar, and not the shoulders because the wonderfully sloped and perfectly fitting shoulders are now flattened and lumpy. What can be done to correct this? I'd be happy returning to a slight roll if I could have the shoulders fixed. Your explanation above details what to do if the lowered collar fixes the roll and the shoulders fit, but in my case the shoulders do not. Can it be raised again to its initial position?

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Sorry to bump an old thread but I figure it's more informative for readers than starting a new one.
@a tailor
or anybody else with knowledge: I recently had the collar lowered on a jacket - I usually never do this and I don't know why I asked this time, but it's evident from your explanation that my tailor only made alterations at the collar, and not the shoulders because the wonderfully sloped and perfectly fitting shoulders are now flattened and lumpy. What can be done to correct this? I'd be happy returning to a slight roll if I could have the shoulders fixed. Your explanation above details what to do if the lowered collar fixes the roll and the shoulders fit, but in my case the shoulders do not. Can it be raised again to its initial position?

If the collar only was lowered, it would not effect the shoulders.
Something must have gone wrong when the shoulders were opened.
I have that happen, and its the devil to redo.
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