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Do You Have One Low Shoulder?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by a tailor, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you can measure it your self. and here is how its done.
    first you need a helper, one thats not stupid.
    equipment, a square. that looks like two rulers joined to make a right angle.
    you can sub with anything square. like a shoe box top, a cereal box, or a book.
    now you stand, back against a wall, with your feet about 6" apart.
    relax into your normal stance. your assistant takes over now.
    he/she places one edge of the square box or book against the wall so that it
    protrudes from the wall. the box/book/square now slides down till it touches
    your shoulder. make a small mark on the wall at the corner of the box square.
    then do the same on your other shoulder. if the same point on each shoulder
    is chosen,the results will be most accurate.
    all that remains to do is to measure from the floor up to the marks on the wall.
    this will tell you which shoulder is lower and by how much.
    a hard floor is better for this purpose than a carpet floor.
    to be sure that the measure is done equally. use the bone that protrudes from
    the top of the shoulder as the contact point on each side.

    if you are ordering a m2m garment on the net with your own measures.
    this information will be a help.
     
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  2. binge

    binge Senior member

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    Yep, right side.
     


  3. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    This is a very helpful post. One of my tailors explained & measured this for me (3/4 in). It's a big reason RTW jacket backs look sloppy on me, and since this was pointed out to me, I often see this in other people. It is common, and it seems that you can a person's handedness from it, too.
     


  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yep, right side.

    +1
     


  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Low right shoulder, high right hip.
     


  6. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

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    Me too. Self speculation is that it resulted from carrying a backback full of text books on one side for much of my adolescent life. That or I am an alien.
     


  7. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Low right shoulder, high right hip.

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  8. Maccimus

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    Low right shoulder, high right hip.
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  9. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    I am lopsided as all hell.
     


  10. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am lopsided as all hell.

    welcome to the club. were all going there too.
     


  11. karen7

    karen7 New Member

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    Good post, it is very helpful.
     


  12. asdf

    asdf Senior member

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    +1

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  13. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Yep, right side.

    +1.
     


  14. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Could this be you?

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  15. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Could this be you?

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