In today's world, people spend countless hours searching for the perfect fitting suit, but sometimes it's not as simple as one tends to think. There are so many different things to say about how a suit should fit, but today's topic is about: How should my shoulders fit?
You've probably heard that the shoulders of a suit cannot be altered. Though we are able to do that at Anatoly's, you probably want your shoulders to fit right from the start to avoid unnecessary time and money altering it.
So, How should my shoulders fit? Well-fitting shoulders should lie flush, and there should be no divots or stress marks where the sleeve-head meets the shoulder. The standard shoulder should lie directly above where your shoulder bone ends, and not a centimeter bigger or smaller. The French Roped shoulders and Italian Neapolitan shoulders are an exception to the rule, but this will be discussed in a future post.
While most people are overly-concerned with whether the body of the suit is slim enough or whether the sleeves are the correct length, they often overlook the shoulders. In our eyes, the shoulders are the most important part of the suit and should be one of the first items paid attention to. The shoulders give your suit its most important feature—the drape—and help the suit flow nicely down your body, giving you a natural silhouette around the chest. So, the next time you're buying a suit, if the shoulders are too big, you might be better off looking for something that lies better on your shoulders, even if that slightly jeopardizes the shape of the body or the length of the sleeves. Unless of course, you want us to take care of it. :)