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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

yes the term refers to the shape of the customers shoulder.
but among the tailors description of the job is "shifting the shoulder.".

 

Thanks! I've reading about this and the sleeve pitch, cause I think that maybe my jackets have this problem/problems. Cause I don't feel that my shoulders fit in the shoulder line of the jacket, sorry I don't know how to describe this, but one thing I know is that my shoulders are a bit more in front of me rather than to the side.

post #17 of 31
It's tough enough finding a tailor willing to do somewhat complex (although not really) alterations... let alone this.
post #18 of 31

Alright, so let me see if I understand why this works - when shifting the shoulder in that direction, even though it looks like you're moving the shoulders toward the back, what you're actually doing is cutting excess cloth from the front part of the shoulder, thus making it narrower, while the back part of stays the same; and what forward shoulders need is less cloth in the front. Is that right?

 

Now, I don't really know how to approach my tailor about this - he's seen I have forward shoulders, and has not suggested this alteration. I don't wanna sound like I'm teaching him his job...

 

Here's a pic of the problem I have with my latest MTM coat and that I believe is due to forward shoulders. The quality is poor but I hope you can see what I mean.

 

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Edited by RDiaz - 11/22/12 at 12:50pm
post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Alright, so let me see if I understand why this works - when shifting the shoulder in that direction, even though it looks like you're moving the shoulders toward the back, what you're actually doing is cutting excess cloth from the front part of the shoulder, thus making it narrower, while the back part of stays the same; and what forward shoulders need is less cloth in the front. Is that right?

Now, I don't really know how to approach my tailor about this - he's seen I have forward shoulders, and has not suggested this alteration. I don't wanna sound like I'm teaching him his job...

Here's a pic of the problem I have with my latest MTM coat and that I believe is due to forward shoulders. The quality is poor but I hope you can see what I mean.


might downloading the diagram. and showing it to your tailor.
he must look underneath the collar at the gorge, to see if there is enough cloth.
he needs at least 1/2".
post #20 of 31

awesome read..

post #21 of 31

Is this solution will fix the shoulders of this jacket?

 

post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
Betelgeuse
The picture does not have much detail, so its hard to say.
Can you give us something better?

Also, it looks like you have a right low shoulder.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

Betelgeuse
The picture does not have much detail, so its hard to say.
Can you give us something better?

Also, it looks like you have a right low shoulder.

 

Yes to the right low shoulder. Let me see if I can get a better pic next time I wear it. But I thought the slight bumps in the shoulders were very noticeable. :lol:

post #24 of 31

Tried to get a betterpic, but can't get it right, I think in this one you can see it.

 

post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 
yes betel
its a bit better.looks very much as a fore ward shoulders problem.
check for the tutorial "fore ward shoulders". have your tailor do that alteration.
this will not change the low shoulder.
if you will notice the right breaks more than the left, thats because of the low shoulder.
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

yes betel
its a bit better.looks very much as a fore ward shoulders problem.
check for the tutorial "fore ward shoulders". have your tailor do that alteration.
this will not change the low shoulder.
if you will notice the right breaks more than the left, thats because of the low shoulder.


I was imagining that this problem was "somatosensory" i.e. something that could only be diagnosed by feel of the wearer. But you can diagnose the issue by looking as well? So can I ask for help. I see a little bit of rumpling near the shoulder, but those are not divots. Is that the issue? Or the very slight, to my eyes, break in the shoulder lines? It would be too much to ask for an arrow pointing to it.

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

yes betel
its a bit better.looks very much as a fore ward shoulders problem.
check for the tutorial "fore ward shoulders". have your tailor do that alteration.
this will not change the low shoulder.
if you will notice the right breaks more than the left, thats because of the low shoulder.

 

Is this one, right?

 

post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
yes betel thats the one.

See in the picture the hump seems to have a twist to it.

The success depends on there being a half inch or more of cloth
underneath the collar at the neck.

good luck

Alex
post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


I was imagining that this problem was "somatosensory" i.e. something that could only be diagnosed by feel of the wearer. But you can diagnose the issue by looking as well? So can I ask for help. I see a little bit of rumpling near the shoulder, but those are not divots. Is that the issue? Or the very slight, to my eyes, break in the shoulder lines? It would be too much to ask for an arrow pointing to it.

yes TP, its just what you describe,.
If you can go back to other posts like this and photos are there you will
see the problem in a more pronounced state.

Please have pity on me, cause i am a very old man just barely able to
get in and out of the net. put an arrow in a pic? no way to do!
post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

yes betel thats the one.

See in the picture the hump seems to have a twist to it.

The success depends on there being a half inch or more of cloth
underneath the collar at the neck.

good luck

Alex

 

Thanks a lot Alex! Will try to talk to my tailor to see if he can do it. The side seams don't need to be touched right?

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