Looking for feedback on a bespoke suit I recently had made for me at Alan David Custom in NYC relating to the sleeves. It looks to me like there is some pulling in the sleeves up by the shoulder. Do you think the sleeve pitch/rotation is off and I there something I can do about it? Thanks in advance.
Edited by bklyndoc12 - 8/4/13 at 12:56pm
It's a little hard to tell from the photo quality, but it looks like shoulder shirring. Which, for the record, is not a defect, but an aesthetic choice. It would be easier to tell if you snapped a photo of the side of the jacket without your arm in it. If the ripples are still there, then you have shirring. If not (and again, it's hard to tell from the photo you have, but it's not hard to tell if it was on purpose) then you might have some pulling in the shoulder, but since this is bespoke, that's pretty unlikely.
Look at shoulders in the jacket from the link. You'll notice the distinctive ripples of shirring at the shoulder compared to say, most other jackets which have perfect lines at the shoulder.