Jacket Shoulders

Hi! I recently bought an off-the-rack suit and had it tailored, the shoulders don’t fit perfectly, it doesn’t look big on me either, but I like my jackets to fit very close to my body. I didn’t even ask the tailor to fix the shoulders, because I heard that an attempt to correct them would affect the structure of the jacket. So, I work out and I’m trying to get a little bigger, I wonder if that jacket will fit me better if I get bigger shoulders. Thank you!

2 Replies to “Jacket Shoulders”

  1. It’s always a lot harder to change your body than it is to change the fit of your clothing — but maybe? If the problem really is that the shoulders of the jacket are just a touch too big for you, then adding some bulk to your shoulders might fix that.

    But unfortunately, what you were told is right; shoulders are one of the hardest parts of a jacket to adjust. A tailor may be able to insert some padding to fill them out a little, but they basically have to stay the size they were cut to.

    It’s one of the most important places to be sure of a good fit when you buy off-the-rack. Sleeves and waists can be adjusted a lot more easily than shoulders.

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