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Wrinkled Shoulder/Sleeve Interface - Cause? Fix?

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All of my suit jackets and sport coats have developed a series of unsightly wrinkles where the sleeves connect to the shoulders on the body of the suit.  None of the Jackets are terribly expensive.  I suspect the problem is cause by the dry cleaning process but I cannot be certain.  I am no "fashion expert so please do not assume I know anything.  I wear them then send them to the cleaners.  I usually wear the jackets as long as I can before sending them for cleaning, not after every time I wear it. 

 

I have seen this on others and I have seen this on brand new suits at the local Dillard's or Macy's or Brooks Brothers.  When I ask the store employees about them, they say they will go away when you but the suit on but they do not.  I have often wondered whether I simple needed to purchase more expensive suits.  Most of mine are JAB, Department Store, or Men's Warehouse level stuff.  I am willing to pay more if I know the problem will not re-occur.  I have one Jacket I purchase recently and the problem cropped up after one or two dry cleanings.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by TexanF250 View Post
 

All of my suit jackets and sport coats have developed a series of unsightly wrinkles where the sleeves connect to the shoulders on the body of the suit.  None of the Jackets are terribly expensive.  I suspect the problem is cause by the dry cleaning process but I cannot be certain.  I am no "fashion expert so please do not assume I know anything.  I wear them then send them to the cleaners.  I usually wear the jackets as long as I can before sending them for cleaning, not after every time I wear it. 

 

I have seen this on others and I have seen this on brand new suits at the local Dillard's or Macy's or Brooks Brothers.  When I ask the store employees about them, they say they will go away when you but the suit on but they do not.  I have often wondered whether I simple needed to purchase more expensive suits.  Most of mine are JAB, Department Store, or Men's Warehouse level stuff.  I am willing to pay more if I know the problem will not re-occur.  I have one Jacket I purchase recently and the problem cropped up after one or two dry cleanings.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

You'll need to upload photos if you want an answer.

 

You could be describing a divot, a sleeve pitch that needs adjusting, or any number of other problems.

 

When you have photos, post them to The Tailors' Thread: Fit Feedback and Alteration Suggestions:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/6780

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Sorry this has taken a while to respond.  Below are examples of what I was trying to describe.  Top and bottom photo show the problem on the sleeve.  The middle photo is an example of the problem at the external pocket..

 

Any and all help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Carl G.

Friendswood, TX

 

 

 

post #4 of 6
Crap quality. Is this supposed to be MTM? If so ditch the so-called tailor and go somewhere else. Chris Despos has answered this question for someone else recently and it does not make for wonderful reading.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 


All of this stuff is Men's Warehouse or equal off the rack from a Department Store.  Sounds like I need to buy better stuff.  I just wanted to make certain the dry cleaning was not doing this.

 

Can you point me to where Chris Despos answered this issue recently?  I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks for the response.

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And I did forget to mention that most of this stuff has some age to it.

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