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Narrow Shoulders

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I saw some post that said that certain designers make suits that have narrow shoulders. Can anyone tell me which designers they are? I am a 38R and I am looking for a suit that has shoulders anywhere from 17-18 inches, but this is deceivingly difficult to find. Thanks
 

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Brooks Regent, Brooks Fitzgerald. Both should be <18" in 38R.
 

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Originally Posted by Dewey
Brooks Regent, Brooks Fitzgerald. Both should be <18" in 38R.

+1. I too have narrow shoulders, and even 38 in most American makers is too broad. BB Fitzgerald 39L fit perfectly.
 

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Was going to make another post on this topic, but I figured I wouldn't clutter the boards and just bump this.

I'm in the same boat as the OP. I'm 6'0 165ish and am unfortunately stuck with pretty narrow shoulders. Otherwise I'd say I have a pretty athletic build. I just got out of college and this will be my first jacket(s). I really want something that fits very very well, but I can't afford to dish out the money for MTM or even the BB stuff. Anybody know of a relatively inexpensive designer that makes a 38R w/ narrower shoulders?

Thanks a bunch.
 

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Some of the Italian-made Polo stuff should fit the bill, and it's available pretty inexpensively on eBay and at larger Marshall's. Just make sure to check the length -- Ralph's been cutting them short lately.

Also, if you're on a really tight budget, H&M is often recommended.
 

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Even if you are on a tight budget, don't count BB's offerings out. Many of my BB purchases are clearance items, bought during sales events allowing me to acquire some remarkably nice garments for just pennies on the dollar. Foe example, my most recent sport coat purchase was a BB Shetland Tweed, retail store offering, on clearance in a BB Outlet store. The original retail price was $548; I paid $137...nice jacket, great bargain!
 

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There's a Dior suit here that says it's shoulders are 16.5", not sure if that's right or not, that sounds very narrow...
 

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Any of the American labels should work for you. Brooks Brothers has painfully narrow shoulders which sucks for me because I can never find anything from them with the right shoulder/chest ratio.
 

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