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***....Falcon Garments - Official Affiliate Thread....*** MTM/MTO Leather Jackets

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Looking for a quick, crowd-sourced check on my understanding of shoulder gussets. I will be ordering the moto in lambskin. As I've explained to Charly, I'm looking for soft, rounded shoulder as opposed to a jutted, angular look. To my mind, the key distinction there is where the shoulder seam ends in relation to the space allotted for the ball socket of the arm. A double rider has a sharp, angular shoulder. I don't want that. The moto, as I have been led to understand, has the softer shoulder I am seeking.

Having no experience with them, I'm trying to understand if there is anything structurally about gussets that would run into direct conflict with a rounded shoulder. Put differently, do shoulder gussets have to extend to the point where your the ball joint ends and where there is complete dropoff, or can they be nestled in closer to the neck, as there is then additional fabric sloping toward this dropoff point?

I cannot find any images of gussets on a FG moto or similar being worn, by way of example. So, will this

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when worn?

I might ask in addition, can I expect gnarly bunching like above with the addition of shoulder gussets?
Not at all. Gussets from Falcon are quite slim and not noticeable. That jacket looks like its several sizes too big in the upper body
 

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@whorishconsumer So in that old (TOJ?) outdoor pic, the mid-chest and waist look real tight while the p2p and shoulder look big: the shoulders look weird bc it looks like sizing on that jacket is a mess. I don’t think it’s representative of what to expect from a well-fitting jacket.

the motos and DRs, at least back in the day, were all made w the same shoulder construction I believe, aside from gussets being optional. So gallery pics of the DRs may also be relevant in terms of what you can expect. I don’t see any that are sticking out or are weird in the gallery.

Also it depends on your body. If you have strong shoulders vs sloped shoulders, it affects what the jacket will look like. Finally, lamb is soft. It’s not going to be a sculpture on top of you.

Oh also all my leathers have gussets and are better for it.
 

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@whorishconsumer So in that old (TOJ?) outdoor pic, the mid-chest and waist look real tight while the p2p and shoulder look big: the shoulders look weird bc it looks like sizing on that jacket is a mess. I don’t think it’s representative of what to expect from a well-fitting jacket.

the motos and DRs, at least back in the day, were all made w the same shoulder construction I believe, aside from gussets being optional. So gallery pics of the DRs may also be relevant in terms of what you can expect. I don’t see any that are sticking out or are weird in the gallery.

Also it depends on your body. If you have strong shoulders vs sloped shoulders, it affects what the jacket will look like. Finally, lamb is soft. It’s not going to be a sculpture on top of you.

Oh also all my leathers have gussets and are better for it.
Thank you, and everyone who responded previously as well.

To be clear, the example I provided of a poor-fitting jacket was not Falcon Garments - it was taken from another thread.
 

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