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Jacket Shoulder Fit?

Gauss17

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This probably goes in the "Ask a Question Thread", but I need a quicker response today.

I have a wedding to attend and need to purchase a new suit. There are some available at good prices, but I need to get the shoulder fit down (I think). I have a Haggar Suit (I know, kill it with fire, but humor me a moment) in a 44L and it (in my opinion) fits pretty well, where as a 42L in the same suit is too small. The odd thing is when I measure them, they are very similar and differ by only .5" across the back, but the 42L restricts my motion when I try and do a "Hug" motion. The Zegna SC on the other hand measures smaller across the back and along highest shoulder seem points than the 42L, but does not restrict my movement?

Needless to say, how do the shoulders on these two look? Are they both passable? Is one better than the other?

The top is the Haggar and the bottom is Zegna.

(Yes, I know the mirror is dirty)



 
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Tweedy

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From what I can see they both look fine, I guess its which one do you feel most comfortable in? :)
 

a tailor

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the zinga is to my liking. how is the rest of the jacket?
 

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The top one looks like the shoulders artificially jut out horizontally, and have excess fabric sticking out at the top of the chest near where it meets the shoulder seams. The Zegna looks like a closer fit.
 

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