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post #76 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
What do you mean? You'd cut the shoulders wider and leave the rest narrower.

Do you think the wider shoulder would throw his head off balance, and make him look like a pin head?
post #77 of 104
Are there people really suggesting that the "right fit" for anything is acheived when arm muscles are bulging out of your suit?
post #78 of 104
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Are there people really suggesting that the "right fit" for anything is acheived when arm muscles are bulging out of your suit?

Cruiser would.
post #79 of 104
Curious if this suit is OTR or bespoke? I would be less inclined to nitpick if it's OTR. Otherwise I think it is better than most of what I see posted here. Not perfect but Overall I think it's nice.
post #80 of 104
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Are there people really suggesting that the "right fit" for anything is acheived when arm muscles are bulging out of your suit?

Virtually all of those posting comments here http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ are universal in their praise....

I suppose a question is how close can you take the sleeve/shoulder without having this issue?
post #81 of 104
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
In this case, M- not really- only because I think it all hold together "confidently". Perhaps removing the roped shoulders might matter- I tend to see most roped shoulders seemingly all exaggerating the look you are complaining about. Perhaps that's why, with DB's, I prefer a more padded shoulder.

I'm not sure what the bulging arms have to do with exuding confidence. You really think he would look less confident if his shoulders and sleeves fit properly? Also, I don't think padding and whether a shoulder is roped have anything to do with the shoulder dimples you see in the picture. They're flaws, not stylistic choices; try asking a tailor to cut you shoulders and sleeves like that on purpose.

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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post
Do you think the wider shoulder would throw his head off balance, and make him look like a pin head?

He's not exactly small-headed to begin. Anyway, we're talking about an inch or so of extension, nothing earth shattering in terms of proportion, and I'd never choose to my suit fit poorly in order to make some part of my body appear bigger or smaller.

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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
Virtually all of the comments here http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ are universal in there praise....

I suppose a question is how close can you take the sleeve/shoulder without having this issue?

I'm perplexed by the consistent predisposition toward making things tighter, narrower, slimmer, etc.
post #82 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I'd never choose to my suit fit poorly in order to make some part of my body appear bigger or smaller.

That is evident

I kid because I love
post #83 of 104
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
That is evident

I kid because I love

Ahhh you beat me to it.

Thanks Mafoo.
Would less shoulder pad help here as well?
post #84 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post



I'm perplexed by the consistent predisposition toward making things tighter, narrower, slimmer, etc.

Not tight, but narrow and slim are appealing to a certain extent. I believe that you favor larger sleeves and that is fine, but others may not. I suppose that there is a a point when the line between narrow/slim and tight is crossed.
post #85 of 104
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Not tight, but narrow and slim are appealing to a certain extent. I believe that you favor larger sleeves and that is fine, but others may not. I suppose that there is a a point when the line between narrow/slim and tight is crossed.
post #86 of 104
lots of visual comedy on the forum these days...
post #87 of 104
How they say "...you put a lipstik on a pig, its still a pig"
post #88 of 104
Slightly off topic, but I recently bought an overcoat that I believe has similar shoulder issues as this DB. While I unfortunately dont have access to a camera I believe that the area around the arm of the suit is too tight which creates a pretty serious dimple/cavity between the top of the shoulder and the arm.

The coat fits well besides this (granted this is a big issue). Is it worth taking it too a good tailor to see if they can fix this? I was thinking either Wilfred or Bhambi in NYC. The coat is new, so if this isnt something that can be remedied I will probably just sell it/return it.
post #89 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I'm not sure what the bulging arms have to do with exuding confidence. You really think he would look less confident if his shoulders and sleeves fit properly? Also, I don't think padding and whether a shoulder is roped have anything to do with the shoulder dimples you see in the picture. They're flaws, not stylistic choices; try asking a tailor to cut you shoulders and sleeves like that on purpose.

I say "confident" to my eye because it causes me to not see the little detail of the shoulder ESPECIALLY because I would never see him frozen in time as in this photo. If he was walking down the street I'd think "nice look!"
post #90 of 104
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


I'm strangely allured by the consistent predisposition toward making things tighter, narrower, slimmer, etc.

Fix'd
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