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Tight shoulders on jacket

k4lnamja

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I've researched through the forums bu havent received a definitive answer so here goes.

I saw a great suit but the shoulders are a little tight. They indent in a little. From what I read, everyone says pass on it or buy a larger size but I cant b/c it's the last one.

So, if I took out the shoulder pads, would this fix the problem? This is an italian suit so I've noticed many italian suits rarely or have little shoulder pads so I think this would be a good idea.

Keep in mind I've an athletic build, 42R with 32 pants. My chest is above avg but my shoulders are wide and muscular than a typical 42.

What are your suggestions?

Cheers
 

rdgn123

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Why do you think everyone says to buy a larger size?
 

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If it feels too tight in the shoulders, you need to try a bigger size. You can adjust the chest of the jacket and the waist of the pants easily, but shoulders are the one part of a suit you can't change easily.
 

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A good tailor can do it. But only to a point.
 

a tailor

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dont do it. the shoulders will never be right.
also the large trouser alterations will be costly.
 

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Like you said, the shoulders will be tight. I wouldn't buy an expensive suit that doesn't fit and hope a tailor can fix it. It's a risky investment you don't need to make. I would talk to an employee if will be restocked anytime soon. Move on if it isn't, there are plenty of great suits out there.
 

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My advice is that for RTW a jacket should fit the shoulders perfectly, as is. It is the sleeves and waist that you adjust.
 

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If the chest fits you don't need a different size you need a different brand/cut. It's just not made for you.
 

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