I found this slightly oversized red blazer at a thrift store in Austin. I loved the color but the shoulder pads sent me straight to the 80's. To avoid time travel I learned a very quick and easy way to remove them.
Seam Ripper, Needle, Matching Thread
Find the seam closest to the shoulder pad and start ripping. I opened a hole just big enough for my hand to fit through.
The shoulder pad.... not so glamorous!
Complete the project by hand stitching the hole. Remember no one will see this stitch so it doesn't have to be perfect.