Originally Posted by Cary Grant
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.
Originally Posted by Bhowie
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.
Originally Posted by Kuro
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.