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post #31 of 45
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What's the yoke?
post #32 of 45
What's the deal with hoodies and other outerwear? Is it ok if the shoulder seams are a bit lower, or should they fit similar to shirts?
post #33 of 45
most outwear and hoodies etcetera are cut to accomodate for (extensive)layering, however in my experience the better cuts allow for wearing with or without layering meaning the shoulder difference is .5'' or less.

At least that's how I buy my stuff these days anyway, for example with coats I generally have to size down 1-2.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Carbon View Post
What's the yoke?

The two(or four) pieces of fabric that sit behind your neck across your shoulders.
fronts,backs ans sleeves are attached to the yoke.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by bigskydream View Post
I posted this in another thread, but since no one else has posted a pic here, I'll throw one out for scrutiny. How's the fit in the shoulder on this shirt?




Considering that your right shoulder is low and your shoulders are different sizes, it is a good fit.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by bowtieguy View Post
Most good quality dress shirts will include a sleeve size along with the neck lenght and will come in about two or three sizes depending on the lengh of ones arm, I have seen men wearing the wrong size shirt mostly in the neck and arms as well. I don't know if it is for comfort reasons or what but when they wear there shirts open colar it seems that if you buttoned it all the way you could still fit your hand inbetween the colar and the neck eaisly and many roll there sleeves up because the sleeves fall too long to leave buttoned, you should know what size shirt to get when buying one and if not ask for assistance do not try to attempt this your self or slide by because it is comfortable, that might be but it look rediculous and if no one tells you to your face they are certainly thinking it or talking about it behind your back.
You appear to have completely missed the point of this thread.
post #37 of 45
Is your right shoulder normally that dropped? You almost look like you're slouching a bit.
post #38 of 45
I'm skinny (14.5 neck, 5.9"), and I now get all my shirts custom or match the neck size and have the tailor take everything in. Another thing worth noting for skinnier dudes: make sure your cuffs aren't too wide and the armpit holes are high enough. After I got my first custom shirt made, I was shocked and impressed at how closely a well-fitting cuff came around my wrist. It really did make a huge difference.

Personally, I like my shoulder seam resting directly on top of the tip of my collar bone. It feels like a perfect hinge at that spot.
post #39 of 45
Is the consensus that this guy needs to have his shoulders taken in?

(Click on upper-left photo)


http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store...00024cat213528
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by uluvbs View Post
Is the consensus that this guy needs to have his shoulders taken in?

(Click on upper-left photo)


http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store...00024cat213528

He looks like he is wearing his dad's clothes.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo View Post
That appears to be from the same shoot, and it doesn't look too bad in that shot, but on the cover I think he was leaning on his elbow or something (vs that pic, with his arms streched forward, which seems to mask the ill fit). Maybe my estimate iof 2" past his shoulder was an exaggeration, but the shirt fit looked notably bad.



This is the picture, right? It's too small to tell here but I do agree his shirt looks a little big from what you can see.
post #42 of 45
I have noticed this especially with polos the neck seems to be two sizes to big and with dress shirts as well, if you were to button them you would see a lot of space between the neck and colar, I have also seen many guys with their sleeves rolled up because they are too long to button, I was wondering when this trend started and why? Is it now in to wear things like this or have guys simply forgotten how to buy a nice shirt in the correct size, if you are not sure that is what the clother is there for to assist in these situations.
post #43 of 45
does any1 have an good pics that are not dead?
post #44 of 45
^^for IS pics, copy image adress, open new browser tab/window, go to adress
post #45 of 45
I would like to know whether there is a common ratio between shoulder width and yoke width.
The shoulder width from the collarband to either shoulder is 5.5 inch on most of my shirts and I feel this measurement suits me quite well.
The yoke of said shirts is approximately 16.15 inch wide and I have the feeling it is way too small as I often feel restricted in movement and don't feel this problem is solely caused by a chest which is too tight.
Thus I would like to know about a standard ratio to work towards a good fit from myself from there.
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