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De-roping roped shoulders?

Mr. Mystery

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I have a suit on hold at my tailor, It's a great textured blue-greyish color with a thicker fabric of virgin wool, which I believe could also be blazer worn. He's also cutting me a great deal, but I have an aversion to roped shoulders.

The tailor said he could take in the padding a bit and press down the roping.

He's a good tailor, I've been using him for over a year and trust his work, but I would like opinions if anyone has had experience with this?
 

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I'm no expert. But I have an excellent tailor who has reduced or removed the
padding from several jackets that I purchased. I think to "de rope" the shouder
the sleevehead has to be changed. Not just pressing and a little padding removal.
 

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Originally Posted by Sleats
I would simply have it "beaten" down rather than remove it in its entirety unless it is far too much roping. Would be helpful to see a photo.

+1

It usually works unless you have serious Tom Ford roping. But unless you trim down the sleeve and resew the sleevehead it won't completely go away. Roping is the result of sewing a larger sleeve into a smaller armhole. Usually wadding is put into the sleevehead so it keeps it's shape, though I believe some Neapolitan tailors leave it natural.
 

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Mr. Mystery;3791408 said:
I have a suit on hold at my tailor, It's a great textured blue-greyish color with a thicker fabric of virgin wool, which I believe could also be blazer worn. He's also cutting me a great deal, but I have an aversion to roped shoulders.QUOTE]

Aversion to roped shoulders eh? There is probably a couch somewhere round here you could lie down on.....
 

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Yes it can be done.

I did in one of mine, actually I picked up a Caruso in my size that was too wide on shoulders and got it diminished 2 cm on each shoulder, one shoulder got a bit " roped " and today it will be as a spalla camiccia one, rounded .
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
Roping is the result of sewing a larger sleeve into a smaller armhole.

This is part of it, but all sleeves are eased into a smaller arm-hole, while not all sleeves are roped. It's the padding and the pressing of the seams towards the sleeve which really make it roped.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Sleats, from what I can remember it's exactly like the jacket you've shown.

I guess if I could differentiate, it would be more rounded with a bump than truly roped, it doesn't feel like actual padding inside the rope.

Also it's made by chester and reese, the tailor said it was made in canada? I don't know how I feel of this and can't find any info on the company/designer. Does anyone know of this label. It seems of good quality to my trained eye. It doesn't look trendy like it's a fresh label, more or less classic with average size lapels, but is cut slim. I'm 36 and this in 38 fits me in the shoulders.
 

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Wouldn't beating down the roping cause immense shoulder (upper arm) divots?
 

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