Originally Posted by mafoofan
I don't want to sound hostile to criticism, but I find what you're saying difficult to make sense of. You say I look "extremely top heavy" and my "suit" makes it look like I have "a wide/buff shoulder/back," but I should use a "wide/padded shoulder" to complement my "narrow shoulders." This is plainly contradictory on one level (you say my shoulders are both wide and narrow), and merely puzzling on another (padded, more extended shoulders would only make me look more "top heavy"). You also call what I'm wearing a "suit."
Yes you are correct, I should have frame my points better and perhaps learn to master my language.
By suit, I mean your suit/sports jacket, blazer or coat. I am still trying to learn the lingo.
My guess, from the photograph, is that you have a proportionally narrower shoulders (on your body) and larger head. The soft and natural shoulder (of your suit jacket) does not compliment/fix your body shape. The natural shoulder (of the suit jacket) slopes down and yields an illusion of a larger head size. The 'bulkiness' (for lack of a better word) of the arms (of the suit jacket) adds to the natural shoulder (of the suit jacket) and gives your top a overall round shape.
A sharper cut on the suit jacket shoulders, perhaps slightly padded (or pointy shoulders), should fix that problem.
Your photograph looks top heavy because your upper body to lower body ratio is 6:4 instead of 5:5 (jackets on) or the golden 4:6 (jackets off). A padded shoulder on your suit jacket won't harm or fix that ratio but a shorter jacket will definitely add 2" to your height.
Hopefully that makes a bit more sense and sorry about the confusion.
@ polar-lemon: I have not commented about his back ripple. But Mafoofan's outfit (or photographer) could actually use a lot of work. Falling into the general consensus makes mediocre men and nitpicking improves men from good to great.