What is a Shoulder Divot? and why do i have to care?

THE  A  LIST OF SHOULDER DIVOTS.

OSCAR WINNERS with  SHOULDER DIVOTS  on their suits. Source taken from  GQ.

OSCAR WINNERS with SHOULDER DIVOTS on their suits. Source taken from GQ.

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Before we go in depth on how to solve a Shoulder divot. Let's understand what a shoulder divot is. First of all, it can be caused by the armhole of a jacket not matching up in shape to the angle and shape of the wearer’s shoulder. They also seem to become more pronounced when… one actually moves his arms around, instead of having them resting right at his side.

It is also arguable that the shoulder pads of the jacket are broader than your natural shoulder also the shoulder padding play a huge part in causing a shoulder divot. So choose your shoulder padding of your suit wisely.

An Illustration of the different shoulder.

An Illustration of the different shoulder.

SO HOW DO I SOLVE IT?

So how do you get the sharp, square shoulder that so many of the best dress men out there? if off the rack is your style. The key is to try on lots of jackets, from as many different brands as you can stand, before committing to a Suit that looks like you spend very little money on.

Tiring right? trying so many suits for just one small details.

Another tip for you guys out there is to get a GOOD tailor who knows what looks good on you. There’s no way around this. This is not a sales speech just because we wrote this article. 

This is how a suit should fit properly with no shoulder divots:

HOW A SUIT SHOULD FIT SOURCE TAKEN FROM  HERE

HOW A SUIT SHOULD FIT SOURCE TAKEN FROM HERE

How We MADE SUITS Can help you achieve this.

 
Made Suits Neapolitan Shoulder with no divots.

Made Suits Neapolitan Shoulder with no divots.

 
Made Suits Natural Shoulder.

Made Suits Natural Shoulder.

Made Suits Shoulders with minimal padding.

Made Suits Shoulders with minimal padding.

We use minimal padding in all our tailored suits. Providing only thicker padding for only when a client needs it. This not only helps in preventing shoulder divots but also gives each individual for their own bespoke suit properly fitted for them. 

Minimal Padding also gives a more modern fit without too much structure in them.

Too much padding will be the last thing you need to look like this: 

(HAHA. Engage your proper tailor now not a cheap tailored suit.)

obama huge divots.