Shoulder protrusion on sport coat - normal or ill fitted??

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  1. Ahura Fortunata

    Ahura Fortunata Member

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    Please note, the blazer itself is irrelevant. It's American Eagle size XS with shoulder measured 17.5" seam to seam. What I would like to get out of this is an idea of how blazer/coat should fit me. I havent for the longest time and I wanna clear this up.

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    Looking at this, it's clear there are protrusion where the shoulder ends. In respect to the rest of the fit, is this normal or result of ill fitting?

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    The sleeves are a bit long, yes. That can easily be fixed, so dont mind it. However, overall is this a fitting blazer for my statue?? It just feels generous somehow and I dont know if that's a normal thing, or bad thing. I have had horrible experience with blazerS that sized XS but came fitting like 2 sizes higher before, so this time I wanna make sure I get it right.

    Thanks

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  2. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    can you not set the camera on some steady surface and use a timer?

    why take these crappy mirror reflections?

    With your arm elevated to hold the camera it just screws up any evaluation of fit.

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  3. Ahura Fortunata

    Ahura Fortunata Member

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    That would have been smarter. Unfortunately, these were the last of my battery. Waiting on a new charger now, otherwise I'd reconcile this.
     
  4. Ahura Fortunata

    Ahura Fortunata Member

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    Could really use some suggestions.
     
  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    It's tough to determine when you're standing there with your arm(s) raised, but if you have that same problem when you stand erect, then the shoulders are a bit too wide.
     
  6. chet31

    chet31 Senior member

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    Yes, the shoulders on the jacket are too wide. The shoulder pads are extending past the muscle of your upper arm, creating a "cave in" under the pad. I have the same issue. Look for a narrower shoulder or less padding. 17.5" is pretty wide on an XS, but is fairly typical on jackets for the American market.
     
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    Shoulder's aren't too wide. They're too narrow.
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "divots", Use search function
     
  9. Ahura Fortunata

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    Interesting, so the divots are result of my shoulder too narrow?? If so, is there a way to alleviate this?? Would working out with emphasize on increasing the width be appropriate for this??


    I'll try to get better shoulder shot w/ the phone later.
     
  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The sleeve shape/size and the armhole shape/size aren't in sync. The sleeve has to be trimmed and recut to fit the armhole. You need a skilled person to do this correctly. May not be worth the cost and effort.
     

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