I struggle with shoulder fit and tend to look for raglan sleeves or size up to accommodate my physique. Are there any simple guidelines to follow, especially regarding knits when a ‘tidy’ fit is desired and the sleeve is a standard ‘set in’ sleeve?

I’ve posted some examples. I think # 1 is too small, #2 and #3 are good, and #3 and #5 are too big. What do you think? Are there any size gurus out there? Are there times when one should make an exception rather than follow a rule?

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