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Fit on a kind of pricey l, semi-custom suit: what do folk think?

Liammccabe

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Hi all!

First post from me on here! So I've had another suit made via Moss Bros' TailorMe service. I opted on two recent occaisions for their new soft shoulder option. On previous suits, I haven't had much of any issue with dimpling, but my forward-pointing/rounded shoulders did generate a bit of excess at the back of the sleevehead. I reckoned that the soft ahoulder, due to having less structure, would sit closer to my natural shoulder and limit any bunching at the back.

As you can see from the pictures below, it fits well in most places; it has nice high armholes, I like the high gorge, I like width of the lapels etc. However, the shoulders seem a touch... messy?

Now I've done enough research to know this is a tough one. But the issue is that, because its semi-custom, it did cost me a fair amount and I'm not willing to just write it off.) Now they do offer free alterarions at a reputable Glasgow alterations tailor (I'll attach pictures of a near identical jacket which has had the sleeve head rotated to fix a similar iasue in the orecious garment) but I was curious what experienced eyes here thought about the issue.

Any observations, reccomendations thoughts or otherwise would be much appreciated!

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Thomson

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From what one can see not bad at the front, (hardly visible) back, back of the neck, sleeve length. Sleeves would have to be rotated for a cleaner fit.

Not a fit guru though myself so there are more experienced voices on this forum.
 

Liammccabe

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From what one can see not bad at the front, (hardly visible) back, back of the neck, sleeve length. Sleeves would have to be rotated for a cleaner fit.

Not a fit guru though myself so there are more experienced voices on this forum.

Thanks for the input, and I tend to agree with the observations; I love how snugly the collar hugs my neck in particular. I reckon a higher sleeve rotation will alleviate some of the problems on my newer blue suit in the same eay it did for the charcoal. It won't fix the excess or dimpling, but I'll settle for it being alleviated ?
 
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