Hey guys did a quick search on this and read through some threads and picked up a few tips but still had some questions.
I am shopping online for some light summery cotton or linen blazers and have come across a few with what seems like very disproportionately narrow shoulders. I read some discussion of it having more to do with shoulder slope than actual width but I have always shot for exactly my point to point shoulder width measurement and my one suit jacket that is .5 too wide is noticeable so to me (I rarely wear it because of this).
The thing is though is some of the really nice jackets I am coming across are varying from .25 inches too narrow in the shoulder to 1.5 inches to narrow are some soft shoulders cut in a way that the shoulder and sleeve allow you to exceed the actual seam to seam shoulder width of the jacket? I am in Canada so any returned online order will probably cost $50 so I don't want to be too wreckless about ordering something that is way too small. The other measurements of the jackets in question seem like they would fit perfectly other than a few that may need to be shortened an inch or two (which I don't consider a big deal).