First, I just wanted to comment that it's hard to believe I'm going on ten years with the forvm. My interest in clothing has waned over the years; it's may sound surprising, but it is DT that has kept me in touch. Now, perhaps coincidentally, my interest in clothing has resurged, and at the same time I've noticed a(n) [another?] wonderful renaissance in the forvm. I was introduced to my tailor through posts on this site. My tailor could not be any more SF approved, but will go nameless for the moment. I've commissioned a total of three suits, and am not completely happy with any of them. I wonder how much of this was my fault. Sometimes, you can be your own worse enemy when it comes to bespoke, and I fear that I've fallen victim to myself. High buttoning point and a short coat for starters. Surprisingly, it was hard for me to spot these flaws until I snapped these pictures. I don't think either flatter my figure. Most importantly, I don't like the shoulders of any of these suits. The first was my attempt at a pagoda shape with roped shoulders. I think it was an utter failure. This went back to the tailor for repair, and what is below is what I'm told is the best repair they can do. The second suit has a similar shaped shoulder, but fits better. This is probably my favorite suit. For the third commission I snapped the shoulder and asked for something more natural. The fit (in the shoulder) is fine, but I just don't love it. #1 and #2 #3 I think I have a fairly normal build. Wide shoulders and large upper arms are the only real challenges that I am aware of. These factors are what drove me to bespoke in the first place. However, I'm still not sure what kind of shoulders would flatter my body best. As an aside, I just wanted to mention that to my tailor's credit, I've been a moving target for some time, with rapid weight gain and loss again. Regardless, I've recently dabbled a bit into RTW. I found a couple of beautiful suits that I enjoy wearing quite a bit. Here is one: Comments on fit would be appreciated. This looks like a natural shoulder to me, shirt-sleeve style. At this point, I find myself as a cross-roads. Stay with my tailor and try to work things out, go RTW, or find a new tailor and start over. Thoughts?