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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post


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!


Alex

It's great that you're here to impart to us your expertise. I'm grateful. Thanks.

post #32 of 40

I'm ressurecting this thread on "forward shoulders" as I have that issue and finally found this good discussion of the problem and solution. The diagram for the "fix" seems backwards to me, but I'm sure not a tailor - just can't picture how that would move the shoulder forward, unless the re-attaching the the suit pulls it in somehow.

 

Anyhow, has anyone tried this forward shoulder fix? Any idea what a tailor might charge for it?

 

Also, has anyone ordered a MTM with a forward shoulder adjustment and had good results? Where from?

 

Thx,

post #33 of 40
The adjustment shown here creates a wider back and throws cloth over the shoulder point to create a bit more ease over the end of your shoulder. If you adjust a finished garment it may create enough change to fix the issue or may not be effective due to limitations of outlets and shoulder construction.

Before you try this adjustment you need to be certain of what issue you have, You may have square shoulders that would create the same pressure on the shoulder point.
post #34 of 40
Thread Starter 
Hi 123abc

I have done a number of this alterations, on rtw and m2m garments.
The customers usual response is," wow what a difference".
What is important is that there is enough cloth under the collar to move out.
At least 3/4 of an inch is needed.
post #35 of 40
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Hi 123abc

I have done a number of this alterations, on rtw and m2m garments.
The customers usual response is," wow what a difference".
What is important is that there is enough cloth under the collar to move out.
At least 3/4 of an inch is needed.

Hi. Thanks for the info. Can you give an approx. cost of this adjustment? it seems like a lot of taking apart and re-attaching work and also needing significant skills to accomplish. If I know a ballpark on cost I'll know if it's even worth considering vs a bespoke jacket or mtm that allows for this forward shoulder adjustment.

 

Thanks so much. 

post #36 of 40
I was pleased to see this thread resurrected as it addresses the primary problem I encounter in getting a better jacket fit. Unfortunately, however, I have had little success with both asking for the alteration on RTW and trying to accommodate it with MTM. With my last MTM, I was finally able to get my low right shoulder recognized but not its forward pitch. Is there some other manner of explaining/obtaining an adjustment that might still work? Increasing the half-back on that side perhaps or asking for additional outlet through the front of the shoulder for subsequent alteration? When I asked for the shoulder to be "shifted" on an earlier MTM to account for the forward shoulder they ended up "crookening" (?) it, making the garment almost impossible to wear.
post #37 of 40

Hey, oldprepguy, let me know if/when you find a solution to this as I have finally figured out no OTR suit will ever sit on my shoulders right and alterations for this are complicated and iffy for results (based on what others have said). Maybe MTM can address it but I think most people just don't even know that this is their issue with suit jackets.

 

I do find that the jackets sort of mold to my body a bit and feel like a better fit over time, especially nicer made ones.

post #38 of 40
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MTM to account for the forward shoulder they ended up "crookening" (?) it, making the garment almost impossible to wear. 

 

The shoulder needs to be straightened not crooked

post #39 of 40
Chris:

Would specifically asking the maker (Southwick) to "straighten" the right shoulder of the base model perhaps better convey my need than requesting that they "shift" it? I've been wearing their Douglas model for roughly 30 years and have only recently had to start asking for tweaks as my posture has changed with age and, coupled with a fair bit of slope overall, my low and forward right shoulder has become more pronounced. I know I probably should just bite the bullet and go bespoke - we have a very well known and respected tailor based here who you probably know that makes beautiful stuff - but I am stubborn and a little cheap when it comes to such things smile.gif
post #40 of 40
Not sure you will get the result using Southwick. You have to decide between how uncomfortable it is wearing jackets that are tight on your shoulder and how uncomfortable spending more money would be.
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