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are my shoulders broad or narrow?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rd0787, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. rd0787

    rd0787 Member

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    Had the recently measured, they are between 44"-45"

    I've always thought I had very narrow shoulders but read somewhere that a coat size of 40" or less is considered small.

    what's the verdict?
     
  2. beau nash

    beau nash Well-Known Member

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    Broad or narrow shoulders would be in comparison to the rest of your measurements. Pics would be better but, if you were to post a chest and waist size, you might get more feedback.
     
  3. rd0787

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    Broad or narrow shoulders would be in comparison to the rest of your measurements. Pics would be better but, if you were to post a chest and waist size, you might get more feedback.
    My chest is around 39" - 40", my waist (at belly button) hovers around 33"-34"..the narowest point in my stomach is 32"
     
  4. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The ASTM standard is 6" bigger than the chest so you have narrowish or normal shoulders by their definition.
     
  5. rd0787

    rd0787 Member

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    The ASTM standard is 6" bigger than the chest so you have narrowish or normal shoulders by their definition.

    That doesn't make any sense. An extremely small framed person may have those measurements but they will not look broad compared to those of average frame size
     
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    vitaminc Senior member

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    That doesn't make any sense. An extremely small framed person may have those measurements but they will not look broad compared to those of average frame size

    its the proportions, not the absolute value, that counts.
     
  7. rd0787

    rd0787 Member

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    its the proportions, not the absolute value, that counts.

    ah alright I see. I thought it was a set value, such as

    <40"=narrow
    >48"=broad
    40"<x<48"=normal

    I guess I do have narrow shoulders then [​IMG]..time to hit the weights lol
     
  8. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    its the proportions, not the absolute value, that counts.

    Right.

    A person is considered broad shouldered when their shoulders are greater than 6" bigger than their chest. It is relative to the rest of your body. These two people may have the same shoulder measurement but only one would be considered broad shouldered. The other one is just.... broad.

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  9. AndrewRogers

    AndrewRogers Senior member

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    Right.

    A person is considered broad shouldered when their shoulders are greater than 6" bigger than their chest. It is relative to the rest of your body. These two people may have the same shoulder measurement but only one would be considered broad shouldered. The other one is just.... broad.

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