Concur with all the "No" posts above. However nice the fabric is, it's a really, really, old Zegna. Not getting the fabric appeal either. It's a very dated looking cut. And unles you're getting it for $6 or something, the expense of having someone try to take out the shoulder padding would not, for me, be worth it for that jacket. If you add the cost of that alteration to the purchase price, you might well be getting into the price zone of a newer jacket.