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OK, you're trying on a suit coat, blazer or sport jacket. On the back, right under the collar when you put it on, appears a "roll" in the fabric running horizontally across your back. Is that a shoulder thing for the tailor to fix or is it a collar adjustment for the tailor?

(PS: It's a little exaggerated in this picture because I had to contort a little to get the shot using mirrors. And I don't wear that shirt with that jacket. :icon_smile_big:)
 

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This is common. The collar is too high. If your shoulders are more squared than sloping this will often happen. I believe it used to be properly fixed by removing the collar, cutting away excess material and reattaching it. I've also noticed that if a jacket is too snug, or oddly, too loose, these folds can tend to appear.
 

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It's a common fix, and as long as your looking at 1/2-3/4 of an inch or less for the collar to be dropped, you shouldn't be looking at more than $30-$50 from most places I've seen. If you have to drop more than that it's more work to open up the shoulder seam and the collar and shorten the back.
 

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OK, you're trying on a suit coat, blazer or sport jacket. On the back, right under the collar when you put it on, appears a "roll" in the fabric running horizontally across your back. Is that a shoulder thing for the tailor to fix or is it a collar adjustment for the tailor?

(PS: It's a little exaggerated in this picture because I had to contort a little to get the shot using mirrors. And I don't wear that shirt with that jacket. :icon_smile_big:)
its difficult since you are reaching fore ward and distorting the shoulder. but moving the collar will not work.
the entire back must be shortened at the top.
 

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OK, you're trying on a suit coat, blazer or sport jacket. On the back, right under the collar when you put it on, appears a "roll" in the fabric running horizontally across your back. Is that a shoulder thing for the tailor to fix or is it a collar adjustment for the tailor?
I always have this problem. They mark the shoulders, so I assume that's what they actually adjust.
 

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If you really want to avoid this problem then you need to go bespoke. Your tailor will crooken the balance of the coat with the neck point being placed a little more backwards on your pattern. You most like have a very erect stance.

The chances are there are other balance related issues with any RTW coat you try on too.
 

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If you really want to avoid this problem then you need to go bespoke. Your tailor will crooken the balance of the coat with the neck point being placed a little more backwards on your pattern. You most like have a very erect stance.

The chances are there are other balance related issues with any RTW coat you try on too.
Not to be disputatious, but a decent MTM program shouldn't have a problem dealing with it either. I've had a similar issue most of my life with most RTW patterns, and MTM I've used typically were accustomed to this modification as it's common. In my youth, a decent retail tailor wasn't too bothered by the alteration either, but I fear the general level of skill is now much lower.
 
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