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Suit Shoulder Width

deadly7

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While looking through some old posts on the subject, I've seen many different opinions. Is there a way to tell if a suit is too large in the shoulders? I have a suit that extends a bit past my shoulder. I don't think it's particularly bad, but I've been told by some people that it looks too big. If needed I can try for fit pics later, just looking for general tips right now.
 

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What i do is take my hand and karate chop the edge of my opposite shoulder bone and should chop right on the shoulder seam. The harder you chop the better it works.
 

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Originally Posted by deadly7
While looking through some old posts on the subject, I've seen many different opinions. Is there a way to tell if a suit is too large in the shoulders? I have a suit that extends a bit past my shoulder. I don't think it's particularly bad, but I've been told by some people that it looks too big. If needed I can try for fit pics later, just looking for general tips right now.

Does the suit feel tight across the back?
 

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Originally Posted by deadly7
While looking through some old posts on the subject, I've seen many different opinions. Is there a way to tell if a suit is too large in the shoulders? I have a suit that extends a bit past my shoulder. I don't think it's particularly bad, but I've been told by some people that it looks too big. If needed I can try for fit pics later, just looking for general tips right now.
Put a shoulder against the wall. If the padding hits the wall before you shoulder bone, the shoulders are too wide.
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
Put a shoulder against the wall. If the padding hits the wall before you shoulder bone, the shoulders are too wide.

I think that really depends on how the shoulders of the suits you are wearing are constructed.
 

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Originally Posted by chrisb0109
I think that really depends on how the shoulders of the suits you are wearing are constructed.
I don't know of many variations of shoulder construction. Soft shoulder vs padded shoulder?
 

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You can always take it to a tailor for measurements
 

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Originally Posted by dragon8
Does the suit feel tight across the back?
It's not tight. It doesn't feel like a dress either, though. It's in that middle gray area. :\\

Originally Posted by jrd617
Put a shoulder against the wall. If the padding hits the wall before you shoulder bone, the shoulders are too wide.
The shoulders are padded, I believe. I don't think that will tell me much? I'll try it later today though.

Originally Posted by chrisb0109
I think that really depends on how the shoulders of the suits you are wearing are constructed.
Mine is padded, not a soft shoulder.

Originally Posted by dragon8
You can always take it to a tailor for measurements
I'm also looking at buying a new suit that's a touch big and would like to avoid actually paying for it if it's too big.
 

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