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Lots of wrinkles at inner elbow=sleeve width too small?

jsallen10

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I've been using moderntailor and I ask for high armholes. However, they require that the drop from armhole to arm/sleeve width be at least 2 in. This makes the width at my elbows pretty narrow leading to lots of creasing. Is this a sacrifice of getting high armholes, or am I just over doing it (the armhole seems perfect for me)?
 

Parker

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It is possible to have both a high armhole and a roomy sleeve.
 

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I think the creases are more likely due to the fineness of the fabric. Dial down to something of a blend and I bet the creases don't exist. Nicer materials are more prone in my experience.
 

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Yes, it may very well be possible. I've had that on my latest bunch of MTM shirts. They made the forearm measurement too small and when I bent my arm there weren't enough room for all of my bulging muscle (yeah, right). The shirt ended up having a lot of wrinkles in the elbow area.
 

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Arm stacks have more to do with not ironing your shirt than anything. I've gotten them on narrow and wide sleeves alike.
This was a horrible idea for a thread.
 

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Originally Posted by Miles Gloriosus
Arm stacks have more to do with not ironing your shirt than anything. I've gotten them on narrow and wide sleeves alike.
This was a horrible idea for a thread.


Not sure this is true. I'm wearing a new MT shirt right now. I ironed it first, but I'm still getting some wrinkling on the inside of the elbow.
 

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Same. I always iron my shirts and still get a lot of bunching from my MT shirts.
 

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Hmm... So can anyone suggest a fix for this? Is it an unavoidable consequence of a slimfit shirt with high arm holes?
 

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So, I'm wearing another MT shirt right now (white twill). This is from my third order. I think I have the fit pretty much perfect now but I am still getting a lot of wrinkling at the elbow.

I increased the half-bicep measurement a bit for this order but that doesn't seem to have done anything to reduce the wrinkling.

Anyone have a similar experience with MT shirts (and find a fix)?
 

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A shirt, jacket, suit, pant or shoe of itself may not necessarily be the immediate culprit.
How one moves his body during the course of a day, either by need or habit,
will play as big a part in creasing or wrinkling as the fabrics and sizing may.
Proper maintenance and appropriate wearing can also play a role in minimizing wrinkles.
I see men in restuarants all the time who toe tap under the table or tuck their feet under the chair, causing unnecceasry wrinkling on their shoe arches. These same men may later wonder how that wrinkling occured and blame the shoe, unaware that it was their own behaviour that caused the problem.

You may want to consider trying non-iron shirts. ETON and Brooks Brothers (Oxford Cloth) are two such companies that I'll swear by. When the jacket is off, these shirts easily handle repeated sitting, standing, twisting around in an office chair during a days wearing.
If you are into body building, an OTR shirt of any make may not perform the way you need it to, in which case you may have to get into MTM or Bespoke.
 

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
A shirt, jacket, suit, pant or shoe of itself may not necessarily be the immediate culprit.
How one moves his body during the course of a day, either by need or habit,
will play as big a part in creasing or wrinkling as the fabrics and sizing may.
Proper maintenance and appropriate wearing can also play a role in minimizing wrinkles.
I see men in restuarants all the time who toe tap under the table or tuck their feet under the chair, causing unnecceasry wrinkling on their shoe arches. These same men may later wonder how that wrinkling occured and blame the shoe, unaware that it was their own behaviour that caused the problem.

You may want to consider trying non-iron shirts. ETON and Brooks Brothers (Oxford Cloth) are two such companies that I'll swear by. When the jacket is off, these shirts easily handle repeated sitting, standing, twisting around in an office chair during a days wearing.
If you are into body building, an OTR shirt of any make may not perform the way you need it to, in which case you may have to get into MTM or Bespoke.



I dunno... I think I move my body in a pretty normal way.

The shirts that I am talking about are from moderntailor.
 

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Is it the same deal for suit jackets? I've noticed that some slimmer fitting jackets have smaller sleeves, leading to creasing around the elbow. All I can do is try to steam it out after each wear, but it just makes me more inclined to wear things that are less fitted leading to nice, straight, clean lines.
 

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