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Drop Shoulders on Shirts - Ever Ok?

briancpotter

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I was browsing the shirts on Kamakura, and noticed that they have a fairly wide yoke, which would seem to put the shoulder seam well down the arm on some of their smaller sizes.

I've always hewn fairly closely to the "shoulder seams should be at your actual shoulders" rule - is it ever a good/acceptable look to have drop shoulders on shirts?
 

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I was browsing the shirts on Kamakura, and noticed that they have a fairly wide yoke, which would seem to put the shoulder seam well down the arm on some of their smaller sizes.

I've always hewn fairly closely to the "shoulder seams should be at your actual shoulders" rule - is it ever a good/acceptable look to have drop shoulders on shirts?

No.
 

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10n years ago. shoulder seams were still hanging over the shoulder bone
these days the yoke sits higher.
 

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Thanks for the responses. Looks like I'll be passing on getting any Kamakura shirts. A shame.
 

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of what i have seen in person, the yoke doe snot seem particularly wide.
is there a specific photo you are referring to?
 

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i just looked at the sizing chart.
the size grading is a bit odd.
but
the yoke size is standard .
the 14.5 could be reduced by 1/4-1/2"

16.5" yoke puts the shoulder line high up on your shoulders. higher then average.

the yoke on my fit model for a small is (14,5) is 17.5

i am more concerned about the length of the shirts.
they are very long

what is your actual chest measurement.
i think you may be measuring the yoke incorrectly.
 

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Quote:
i think you may be measuring the yoke incorrectly
That's what I was afraid of, that I'm somehow interpreting the numbers wrong.

My chest measurement is 35 in.
 

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unless you have very narrow shoulders the 14.5 will be just slightly wider then some other slim fits
but it will not be hanging off your shoulders the way shirts looked 15 years ago.
 

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Interesting...I wanted to comment because one of the key things I like about the Kamakura shirt is how neatly and precisely the seam sits *right at* my shoulder...this will sound idiotic- but it imitates the look of one of those clean-edged advertising drawings of the 60's...
 

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