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Puckering on My New Suit: Is this an Issue?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by joeuconn, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. joeuconn

    joeuconn Member

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    Dear All,

    There is a small amount of puckering on the shoulder of my new bespoke suit in the first picture below.

    The second picture below shows "an indentation" between my chest and my shoulder; although the picture makes this look more visible than it appears in real life.

    Would you consider this an issue? Am I being obsessive? Do you think this is the intended look, or a design flaw?

    Otherwise the suit fits great.

    FYI - I think my tailor has a thing for suits with "imperfections" (proof that the suit was handmade).

    Thanks!


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  2. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    If you aren't happy with something on a bespoke suit, get it fixed. What is the point of bespoke if it is not just as you wanted? I probably would not notice the shoulder, but if I owned it, it would drive me nuts over time. The chest is noticeable, and I would take it straight back to the tailor.
     


  3. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Take it back, a bespoke suit should fit you better than that.
     


  4. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Looking again, there is a lot of splay below the button point, and break around the waist. Not sure if that is what you had in mind, but I think the overall fit of the jacket could be better, not just those two spots. I'm sure you paid a hefty price for that suit, so go back and make sure you get commensurate quality.
     


  5. hrv123

    hrv123 Senior member

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    What causes that indentation between the shoulder and lapel? I have a similar issue with one of my suits.
     


  6. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior member

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    His shoulders are rolling forward, and the canvas in the chest looks very soft, which may be causing the folds on the chest
     


  7. joeuconn

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    Thanks again for your responses everyone! Very kind of you, and helpful.
     


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