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Shoulders push into front of jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mdkeene, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Mdkeene

    Mdkeene Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Unfortunately I can´t post a picture at this moment, but I´ll try to accurately describe the problem.

    The shoulders of all my suits and odd jackets seem to fit all wrong. Of course, I didn´t realise that until after I bought them and started getting interested in the art of dressing well.

    My shoulders seem to push into the front of the jacket. In turn, I have some extra space in the back of the shoulders. This is, most likely, due to the fact that my shoulders "lean" forward a bit. I have quite good posture, but it´s just the way my shoulder bone is formed. Especially in one of my unlined sports coats you can see my shoulders pushing through the fabric, and the shoulder of the jacket is slight behind my actual shoulder. Wow...never said shoulder that many times.

    My question is, is there any way of fixing this? If so, how and will this be extremely expensive?

    Also, if I have a bespoke suit made, will a suit maker take this into account?

    It gets a bit uncomfortable, especially after a day of wearing jackets that are already a bit snug in the first place.
     
  2. Andersen1863

    Andersen1863 Member

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    Hi
    It´s not an unusual issue , lot´s of guys have forward leaning shoulders. Some by nature , some caused by unbalanced workout (too much focus on the front side / chest ). It wasn´t a big problem until the the hole "Naples style " conquered the fashion scene . It´s so much harder to get a good fit with no patting of the shoulders.
    The thing is that you need a bit more space on the front side shoulder point but also some from the back of your neck towards the shoulders .
    The trouble is that is not often that you´ll find that extra seem allowance in off the rack clothes .

    However any descent Bespoke tailor will see to that your shoulders are perfect fitted .
    Best of luck
     
  3. Mdkeene

    Mdkeene Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I think from now on I´ll just save a bit more money and go for bespoke jackets.

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    Is this something that a tailor could do to an off-the-rack jacket? And would it be expensive and complicated? Or do I just have to accept that the jackets I already own won´t have an optimal fit?
     
  4. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    If it can be tailored, the price will be high and only a good tailor should be trusted to do the job.
     
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    MTM or bespoke
     

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