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Adding shoulder pads to an unstructured blazer?

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s it possible to add shoulder pads to a completely unstructured blazer? I have a pique cotton blazer that i really like as a casual option, but it has no fusing/pads/structure whatsoever. And if this is possible, will it look weird to have pads but no structure otherwise?
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It would look weird for the same reason that removing shoulder pads generally looks weird. The coat was designed with the absence of padding in mind. Adding some will likely throw the proportions off. Even if it were successful in the shoulders, it would look odd to have structured shoulders with the same rumpled, unstructured look through the chest and waste. Plus there's the undoubtedly high cost of the operation to consider. Unstructured blazers are awesome. Don't ruin yours.
 

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well i have narrow shoulders and it's also a cheap blazer with low armholes (which was what made me think of pads). Do you think this would be a really expensive experiment with not much hope of success?
 

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please don't even try. terrible idea.
 

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I wouldn't recommend this. But for some reason I think I recall a thread about a guy who took a totally unstructured jacket and added canvas throughout to try to make it structured. I could be making this up though.
 

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s it possible to add shoulder pads to a completely unstructured blazer? I have a pique cotton blazer that i really like as a casual option, but it has no fusing/pads/structure whatsoever. And if this is possible, will it look weird to have pads but no structure otherwise?
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No: Trying to change an RTW garment is plagued with scope for error. Enjoy what you have and indulge yourself in MTM if you do not like what is in the shops.
 

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well i have narrow shoulders and it's also a cheap blazer with low armholes (which was what made me think of pads). Do you think this would be a really expensive experiment with not much hope of success?

Stupid idea
 

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You won't know how it will work or look until you try it. Stop by a tailor shop and tell him what you would like to do. Try the jacket on and just slip a pad under each shoulder and see what you think and if you want to pursue this. If the jacket is completely unlined he will have to make a covered pad. If it has lining the tailor will put the pad under the lining. This will be more work than the first option and probably cost more.
 

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