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Neapolitan jacket drape

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Please refer to scans below. I have some questions:

- When a coat is referred to as having a 'drape cut', does it have excess fabric in the chest and back like the jacket pictured below? FYI, the jacket pictured is from Kiton.

- It looks like this type of cut allows more freedom of movement than a more fitted English cut. Is that the essential difference to the wearer?

- The sleevehead seam looks like it protrudes beyond the shoulder bone; i.e.: Is that also another feature of this cut?

- What does the forum think of the appropriateness of this cut for business suits?



post #2 of 6
The problem with the jacket is that it is too big in the shoulders, chest and length. It looks sloppy for those reasons, not necessarily because of the cut.
post #3 of 6
I agree, it's terrible. Besides the shoulder and sleeve treatment, there's not much admirable or neapolitan in it.
post #4 of 6
Shoulders are too wide.

!luc
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Agreed that the shoulders are too wide. What about the excess cloth on the back? Is that deliberate?

I like the way the sleevehead puckers on a sportsjacket.
post #6 of 6
I've never heard of a "drape" cut in Neapolitan tailoring, but my knowledge and experience is limited in this regard. That said, any true Neapolitan jacket will allow more freedom of movement than an English cut, "drape" or no "drape". I would not recommend this for business. Check londonlounge.net and ask andy fashion forums for more detailed and knowledgeable dissertations on true Neapolitan tailoring.
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