I need to alter a jacket to bring it more up-to-date. Given it’s navy color, very light weight wool fabric, and clean lines, I think it’s good-to-go. Unfortunately, it’s got those old linebacker shoulder pads in it.
I’m thinking about selecting somewhat thinner shoulder pads and moving them in further from the sleeve cap (they now stick out about 3/4 of an inch from the shoulder seam line). I’m thinking I may have to shorten the sleeves and perhaps take up some slack at the shoulder seam. Am I being sane about this? Am I missing anything obvious? Any word from those who have more experience with alterations? Thanks!