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Which brands do a good roped shoulder?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Any pics would be appreciated.
post #2 of 19
Your Michel Angelo jacket has a great roped shoulder.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chorse123
Your Michel Angelo jacket has a great roped shoulder.


Thanks, I was looking to compare that with some of the big boys like Kiton, Borrelli etc. but I can't seem to find any good pics. Thanks for the PM, I will contact him.
post #4 of 19
Of the Italians, Brioni suits are well known for their roped shoulders.
post #5 of 19
The Oxxford Crest model has a slightly roped sleevehead.
post #6 of 19
SR tailors outside (or sometimes, inside) the A&S tradition do rope shoulders. Huntsman, Dege, Kilgour, etc. Their RTW lines, I assume, should, too.

Here is an example I am wearing now.

post #7 of 19
Holy crap man that suit looks amazing. From the file name I take that it's a Kilgour suit?

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Originally Posted by whoopee
SR tailors outside (or sometimes, inside) the A&S tradition do rope shoulders. Huntsman, Dege, Kilgour, etc. Their RTW lines, I assume, should, too.

Here is an example I am wearing now.

post #8 of 19
Thanks. It's in favourable lighting, and yes, it is by Kilgour.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by drake
Holy crap man that suit looks amazing. From the file name I take that it's a Kilgour suit?

I second that! What an amazing suit!!
Here's an Oxxford Crest (missed your request for pictures on first reading):

post #10 of 19
I agree that the shoulders on that Kilgour are great. I'm suprised, though, as one of the partners in my firm has a couple bespoke KFS suits and the shoulders don't look anything like that.

As an aside, is that the "pagoda" shape as the English shoulder was once described?

dan
post #11 of 19
I don't understand the roped shoulder. The look is very unnatural to me. I owuld love an explanation if somebody has one.
post #12 of 19
Zegna's current silhouette has distinct roping, and the pagoda shape.

Is that Kilgour bespoke or RTW? The armholes look a little low.

--Andre
post #13 of 19
It is Kilgour bespoke (entry level). The lighting hides the armholes, but they are nice and high for my top heavy arms. The new Kilgour apparently cuts a slightly different silhouette than the old KFS.

I wasn't expecting the pagoda shoulders, as most SR shoulders I have seen in this vein are straight. There is no padding because of my rather square shoulders that sort of pitch naturally. But the cut is still obviously structured and a touch of wadding and a large shoulder with a smallish armhole gives the roping effect. It is not extreme. I like it. Other aspects of the silhouette are less to my liking.

I only like a bit of roping on city suits - the Italian rollino is really nice but hard to obtain. On country suits and sport coats no roping looks better to me. Rope is indeed unnatural.
post #14 of 19
I love the artifice of the pagoda roping. As for Kilgour's bespoke, this is the Shanghai model?
post #15 of 19
Zegna Napoli Couture used to have a roped shoulder, not sure if they still do.
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