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Bespoke Suits and Narrow Shoulders

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I've sold a lot of bespoke Savile Row suits and i'd say 85% have incredibly narrow shoulders. And with that said, i've never had a customer return one because it didn't fit. Can anyone explain this to me? They measure narrow but fit like a glove from what i've been told.

post #2 of 5
Narrow compared to RTW? I'm assuming you mean that because obviously the suits would have been made according to the measurements of the person who commissioned it. But in general i think they make RTW according to a standard set of measurements so it needs to be able to fit a larger amount of people. I think the story was that they took the average measurements of GI's returning from WW2 and that is where we get 40R(US) from
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Originally Posted by wowniceshirt View Post

I've sold a lot of bespoke Savile Row suits and i'd say 85% have incredibly narrow shoulders. And with that said, i've never had a customer return one because it didn't fit. Can anyone explain this to me? They measure narrow but fit like a glove from what i've been told.

Err, what? If it's a bespoke suit then of course the shoulders fit, a bespoke tailor isn't going to make the shoulders so narrow they don't fit, that would defeat the whole point of getting bespoke in the first place and would just damage their reputation. They may make them as narrow as possible for the client, with zero extension if the client requests that, but would not go any narrower than is possible without compromising the fit.
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Maybe he means he has sold many used suits?
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Maybe he means he has sold many used suits?

Yeah, was wondering the same thing.

Very bizarre thread.
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