Suit shoulder problem (pictures inside)

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  1. johnmcnamee

    johnmcnamee Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Would anybody be able to offer an explanation for the obvious roll / ridge in the shoulder on the left of this suit?

    http://i.imgur.com/zUuxh.jpg

    http://imgur.com/BztLp.jpg

    Depending on what the cause of this issue is, would a tailor be able to fix it for a reasonable price?

    Thanks,

    John
     


  2. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Hard to say whats going on there. If you pull the sleeve to make it conform with your shoulder does that ridge flatten out?
     


  3. johnmcnamee

    johnmcnamee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response.

    Pulling down on the sleeve (pulling the end of the sleeve towards the ground) certainly does make it flatten out. Not perfectly, but it definitely helps.
     
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  4. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    Is it possible that the problematic shoulder is pitched forward compared to the other one, i.e., if you stand sideways, does one should protrude further than the other?

    (I mean your actual shoulders, not the suit's)
     
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  5. cvac

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    Shoulder alterations are usually not cheap. Either something is wrong with the way that jacket was made or one of your shoulders is shaped oddly.
     


  6. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Yeah i feel like the problem is a combination of how you are wearing the suit, your posture/shoulder and the sizing of the suit.
     


  7. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Senior member

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    It is bad posture as well as the actual fit of the coat. There is not much that can be done here but what has already been previously mentioned.
     


  8. johnmcnamee

    johnmcnamee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm working on correcting my posture at the moment so I think you're all right that it is most likely a factor.

    Regarding the references to "how you are wearing the suit" and the sizing of the jacket, is the implication here that this problem could be caused by a suit jacket that is too small?
     


  9. Saturdays

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    I don't think the suit is too small, i wear pretty small/slim suits and that has never happened.
     


  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hard to say exactly what is wrong from your picture. Partly the fit and another part is the quality of the make. Jacket looks fused. Collar/neck look too small. Jacket shoulder looks too sloped to fit properly. jacket shoulder is "twisting", need to square and shift the shoulder. Not sure it is worth fixing as major surgery is required from a skilled tailor.
     
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  11. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    Despos has it right. This is likely the result of a poor quality coat. It is very likely fused. The collar does look slightly too small, but not enough to cause that sort of problem IMO. Any alteration from here would not be worth it as shoulder work will cost you, unless simply dropping the collar may help.

    That all said, I gotta think a crease like that must be involving some sloping shoulder issue you may have.
     


  12. johnmcnamee

    johnmcnamee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the helpful replies! It is indeed a very cheap suit so it makes sense that it'd be some combination of poor construction and bad posture.

    Just saved me an expensive trip to the tailor :)
     


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