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Help needed with suit fit

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Hopefully can get some help without pics - here's my dilemma. It seems like no matter what size suit I try on, 38R or 40R, I always end up with the lapels popping out and not laying flush against my chest, especially when buttoned. I had originally thought it was due to the shoulders being too narrow, but even when I size up to a 40 it is sometimes worse. This isn't related to any particular suitmaker either - I've tried many OTR, and even happens with a few MTM that I have had made.

For reference, I am 6'0, about 160 lbs slim, with relatively broader shoulders I guess (18.5" straight across).

Any ideas?
 

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Shoulder fit.

You may have to goto MTM to get that fixed. The tailor at my store wouldn't do that alteration (if it can even be done).
 

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I think this could also happen if you have a dropped shoulder (as I do).
 

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Originally Posted by bbaquiran
I think this could also happen if you have a dropped shoulder (as I do).

Opposite for me I think - my shoulders pretty much go straight across.

Originally Posted by Wandrin
please post photos so we can see, its possible that the front panels are too big for your frame but also can be a shoulder issue or posture... amongst others

Thanks, I'll try to post pics tonight. What do you mean by front panels being too big for my frame?
 

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