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Question for the shirt experts - excess yoke fabric?

NukeMeSlowly

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On some recent online MTM shirts, I have detected a single thin horizontal ripple/fold of excess fabric just between the bottom of the collar and the top of the yoke. Basically, like this...





...but on a shirt, so the ripple is thinner and sharper.


So,

1. What is causing this?

2. Is this an easy or hard fix for my existing shirts with this issue?

3. How do I prevent this on future shirts?


Thanks in advance for the assist.
 

NukeMeSlowly

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Bump. My thread needs human companionship.
 

dragon8

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I think what you're referring to on a suit is a roll and is easily fixed. I can't say how to prevent it or what causes it though.
 

NukeMeSlowly

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Originally Posted by dragon8
I think what you're referring to on a suit is a roll and is easily fixed. I can't say how to prevent it or what causes it though.

Yeah, but it is happening to certain shirts, not suits. I used the picture of the suit collar roll for illustration of the problem because it was the closest thing I could find image-wise.
 

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if it's a horizontal line, doesn't that either mean it's too tight, or the shape doesn't quite sit right with your upper back/lower neck area? (do you have a hunch? is it a non-regular collar size?).

that's what came to mind first
 

NukeMeSlowly

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
if it's a horizontal line, doesn't that either mean it's too tight, or the shape doesn't quite sit right with your upper back/lower neck area? (do you have a hunch? is it a non-regular collar size?).

that's what came to mind first


I don't hunch - ramrod straightish, actually.

I do have large collar bands - 1.75 inches front/2 inches back - and commensurate points on my shirts to balance out my long neck and pumpkin head. Not sure how that relates to the excess collar roll fabric though.
 

Millerp

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Have someone take a picture of you wearing the
shirt and e-mail it to the maker.
 

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Originally Posted by NukeMeSlowly
I don't hunch - ramrod straightish, actually.

I wonder if that's why. If your neck is more vertical then they expected, it would cause that ripple, wouldn't it?
 

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My guess is that your shoulders are pitched forward a little and the shirt isn't cut for it. Try bringing your shoulders (at the outside) back a little bit and see if the roll goes away.

It may also be that your shoulders are too high for the shirt (i.e., not sloped).
 

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Do you wear undershirts? That happens to my shirts when wearing undershirts.
 

NukeMeSlowly

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Originally Posted by badsha
Do you wear undershirts? That happens to my shirts when wearing undershirts.

Nope, no undershirts.

Looks like my illustration blows in terms of accurately conveying the issue.

I will try to see if can get an actual photo of the ripple in question using a tripod and the camera's timer.
 

RyanM

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Yeah the same thing happens to me. It seems as if, as someone mentioned, the shirt is cut for a less erect posture, so there is extra fabric bunching up behind the neck. Although I guess it could be some other issue; maybe someone with the tailoring experience could explain the problem.
 

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Before cutting the fabric, pattern maker need to know your body shape and revise the pattern accordingly.

It is just the mater of experience or less experience.
 

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