Quick Opinion: RLBL Shoulders (with pictures)

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  1. Proudfda

    Proudfda Member

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    Hey everyone:

    Just wondering if I could get a quick opinion on the fit of the shoulders in this suit. I'm up in the air still about keeping it and wanted to get a 'few' second opinions. I have fairly broad shoulders with an athletic build and off the rack RLBL suits fit me beautifully in a 38s. My only concern is in the shoulder area and whether or not slightly roped shoulders work for my frame. (sorry for poor picture quality)

    Thanks in advance for any feedback!!

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  2. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I'm not wild about it, but it is a matter of taste I think.
     
  3. Proudfda

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    I agree...it really is a matter of taste at this point. For my frame, I think the roped shoulders hinders the line that the cut of the suit brings.
     
  4. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Looks fine. Slight collar gap on the right though.
     
  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Shoulders look fine.
     
  6. CrimsonSox

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    Looks like a good fit. I'd just add inch and half cuffs to the pants. I own a RLBL and am happy with it.
     
  7. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    I can't seem to pull of RLBL. Thoughts?

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  8. Proudfda

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    Shoulders look too wide.
     
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    vida Senior member

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    Proudfda,
    Shoulders look fine to me. A sharp shoulder is the look of RLBL.
     
  10. Proudfda

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    Thanks for the replies! I agree...matter of taste. After trying it on a few times the 'cut' of the RLBL is growing on me. Now the question is, go to Chicago to have alterations done at RL or have it done here in the twin cities. (Hubert White which is one of most reputable shops in the cities) I'll be in Chicago in a few weeks so it wouldn't be any issue going there.

    Thanks again!
     
  11. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    Shoulders are too wide from what I see. RLBL has awfully wide shoulders proportionally to everything else. Normally I'd say size down to fit the shoulders and let everything else out but it already looks too tight everywhere else and you'd be ruining the silhouette of the jacket. Cut is just not for you I think.
     
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  13. othertravel

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I've owned 2 RLBL suits in the past: a 38R and a 40R.

    OTR, the 40R is comfortable in the chest, but the shoulder are insane.

    For the 38R, the shoulders were good (18' p2p), but the chest was insanely tight (19.5' pit 2 pit).

    In order to make RLBL work, I have to buy a 38R and and let the jacket out everywhere.

    I'm considering a m2m in BL to get past this problem. The mansion has a promo where there's no upcharge on your first m2m if it's the same fabric as current season OTR suits.
     
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    Or look at something else...? Plenty other choices out there instead of RLBL MTM if you were going to pay full price anyway.
     
  15. othertravel

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    Yeah, it might be a fools errand. I just like the structured shoulders of an RLBL, and most of my suits are soft shouldered. I'm also thinking about the Zegna Torino cut, but it's a bit pricier.
     

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