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Please comment on pictures of lapel bowing out

crpz32

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Hello guys,

I just bought a peak lapel suit (my first) online based on correct measurements, but I have this one issue that needs to be addressed. My right lapel does not lay flat against the body. It bows out when I button the top button, as seen in the pictures. It lays flat when the button is undone.
i really like the suit and am hoping that this can be fixed without resorting to returning the suit.

Does this mean that the jacket is too tight around the chest? It is kinda loose around the waist so I am thinking about getting it suppressed a bit. Is it possible to fix this problem? I know it is harder to make a jacket 'wider', as opposed to getting it smaller.

Please give me some insight before I take it to the tailor.

As you can see, the left lapel has no problems laying flat against my chest. The right lapel however, refuses to behave. Also, the sleeves look terrible because I have the arm bent and holding the camera. I am very happy with the sleeve pitch.

 

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In general it's a symptom of a jacket too tight, yeah
 

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There is not enough room in the shoulders, that is usualy what casuses lapel on a jacket to flare out like yours are. Try having a little room let out in the back shoulders of the coat.
 

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When the jacket is unbuttoned do the fronts fall away?

The shoulders need to be squared up. The slope of the jacket shoulder is greater than your shoulder.

That jacket has fusing out the wazoo. No shaping in the chest to contour with your body as well.

You want to check the button position. It may need moving for a quick fix.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
When the jacket is unbuttoned do the fronts fall away?

The shoulders need to be squared up. The slope of the jacket shoulder is greater than your shoulder.

That jacket has fusing out the wazoo. No shaping in the chest to contour with your body as well.

You want to check the button position. It may need moving for a quick fix.


man i wish i have a local tailor like you...
 

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Thanks, I just like to play one on the innernetz.
 

crpz32

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Originally Posted by Despos
When the jacket is unbuttoned do the fronts fall away?

The shoulders need to be squared up. The slope of the jacket shoulder is greater than your shoulder.

That jacket has fusing out the wazoo. No shaping in the chest to contour with your body as well.

You want to check the button position. It may need moving for a quick fix.


Yes, when the jacket is unbottoned everything looks fine, if that is what you mean by falling away. The rest of your words, they are far beyond my limited comprehension. I will meditate on them and pray for enlightment. I do understand the 'fusing out the wazoo' part, and that does not sound good at all. Darn.
 

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