Actually I'm more like Robin. Running around, getting into trouble, and having to be rescued by the real heroes.
I don't know what he will say, but to me it looks like 90s power shoulders. They are obviously heavily padded. Remember that show X Files? It's something you would expect to see Mulder wearing from season 1. The ridiculously low button stance just echoes this ancient 90s style.
Ok, I get your point. Well, I for one can't tell if its just a "non-natural" shoulder or very padded. I guess I haven't really gotten the eye for that kind of stuff yet... Anyway, I know that padded shoulders in general are frowned upon in this thread, but surely padded shoulder can't be that bad per se? Doen't it all boil down to how your own body and shoulder are shaped and what is the most flattering on you?
I, for example, own several jackets that are more padded than the standard neapolitan type jackets, but I wouldn't say they look dated because of it. Or maybe I am just wrong?
This is not at all true. In fact the vast majority of the jackets you will see here are padded, as opposed to completely unconstructed. It may not seem like it because... (this is the "AHA!" moment) the level of padding is consistent with providing a natural looking shoulder. Tailored clothing is about subtlety. You gently accentuate your natural gifts, and subtly hide your deficiencies. The problem with those shoulders isn't that they are padded. It is that they are VERY padded.
Ok. But how exactly do you see this? I for one always find i difficult to tell wether its the padding or the mannequin that has such an effect on a jacket's shoulders. I am asking, since I'd really like to be able to draw such a conclusion myself. It would help a lot when searching for jackets online...
No of course not - I've never seen any mannequins with padding. I am not even sure what that means.
What I mean is that I sometimes find it hard to see if what I see around the shoulder of a jacket is the effect of the mannequin underneath or the padding of the jacket...
Well I don't know what to tell you about this. I think it's rather easy to tell how much padding a shoulder has by looking at it. Perhaps experience will help in this case.
Thanks for the likes yesterday!
Me likey velly much, except maybe for the pocket square, which despite being beautifully arranged, seems to have no apparent link to any other element of the outfit - well, maybe there's a textural link.
If it had just been a bit darker, as in burgundy or maroon, I think it would have worked better. As it is, just too bright and distracting. But a minor quibble.
I definitely take this into account next time. Thanks for commenting, Cox!