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Your tailor shouldn't try to alter the shoulders.  What he may be able to do , and may help, is release the back seam a little in the yoke area, to give you more room there.

 

In the future, you should establish whether you like the shoulder and chest fit before you have the jacket altered.  That's true across all brands, styles, fabrics, etc... There are always variations in both exact measurements and fit due to fabric properties - so you may love one jacket in size X but hate another one in the same size but different fabric.

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Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 1:11pm
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Thread Starter 

More on fresco: I have a fresco suit from BnT. I remember needing an additional fitting for it due to, I guess, the way the fabric behaved after most everything else had been done. I had actually gone there to pick it up and in the end, they weren't entirely happy with how it was fitting and asked for a bit more time.

 

Anyway, that's my one experience with fresco.

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I agree. A lesson well learned. Ignore the tag size and try it on. What is quite interesting is that this shoulder issue nor the pear issue came up when I tried on the Fresco right out of the box. I am just puzzled right now. :puzzled:

 

But I appreciate your responses. Thanks again. 

 

Do you keep a record of your actual body measurements?  (Shoulders, chest, waist, hips.)   This can be useful information for all sorts of reasons.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 10:59am
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well...I don't know what is going on with this suit. Friday or Thursday, it looked like this. The shoulders look fine here. :puzzled:

LL

does holding up a phone change anything?

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Shoes change everything.

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Noodles latest panic attack is a bit silly and he appears to be drawing the wrong conclusions from his TF tryout (british vs non-british). Formosa works for you and you can simply park the bus buying Formosas but acknowledging your body limitations (pants look saggy at the back). Albeit
, i think the latest formosa jacket appears to have narrower shoulders compared to the rest (and this is based on the pics where you have both hands down, why would anybody think we can judge a fit by holding up a cellphone? ), but i don't know for sure if it's due to optical distortions caused by how the fresco fabric drapes or it is smaller in absolute measurements. You will have to confirm that yourself. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
TF looks promising on you (again you have one hand raised) and the angular design of the quarters look consistent with the overall silhouette. But here is my issue with TF, if you get the cut with wide lapels and flaps, do you have enough balls to wear it to work? The design is bold and it generates comments, so while it may look good on you, I don't think it's a practical addition to your wardrobe unless you have the personality to pull it off on a regular basis or it's something you wear ever so often.

The take away from this is, Formosa works for you so keep buying, but if you feel the need for variety then you've just established that structured suits will flatter your body. My advice as a hobbyist is to keep trying different suits. I'm curious to see what you look like in Attolini (another Neapolitan cut but with a bit more structure) and the other brands i mentioned few pages away
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Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 1:10pm
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well...I don't know what is going on with this suit. Friday or Thursday, it looked like this. The shoulders look fine here. :puzzled:

LL

 

 

I cannot believe he hid the face but left the feet ... :eek:

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Noodles. You look fine. The other Formosas look a bit better but this still looks good. As Greg and others have said, different fabrics drape a bit differently. Stop worrying how things look in mediocre cell phone camera photos and start enjoying the suit.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

More on fresco: I have a fresco suit from BnT. I remember needing an additional fitting for it due to, I guess, the way the fabric behaved after most everything else had been done. I had actually gone there to pick it up and in the end, they weren't entirely happy with how it was fitting and asked for a bit more time.

Anyway, that's my one experience with fresco.

The one fresco jacket I have gives me some issues too. Not bespoke so I just have to deal with it.

Noodles, the bathroom fit looks better because it's taken from waist level...not a BJ angle. It looks good.
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As evident from this thread, the cycle of picnic attacks continue. When will I freaking settle down.

 

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Noodles, the bathroom fit looks better because it's taken from waist level...not a BJ angle. It looks good.
 

:rotflmao: 

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Noodles, the bathroom fit looks better because it's taken from waist level...not a BJ angle. It looks good.

 

Hilarious

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BJ angle lol.

Just let the suit break in. Then take in the waist/hips a bit if possible.
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