Originally Posted by pistos
I spent some time going to various stores asking if they had any suits with natural or soft shoulders. The vast majority of salesmen had no idea what I was talking about. At one store, he told me it was a cheap look, in a clumsy attempt to get me to look at what they had. In one other they carried Joseph Abboud, which is advertised as having a soft shoulder, but it certainly didn't have that natural falloff look as in the original post.
So I ended up not getting my suit altered. It's bespoke and it looks damn fine, and I'd feel real bad about asking my tailor to do such a major alteration unless I am certain it would look better on me.
You don't mention which stores and where. Even Paul Stuart in New York no longer carries a "true" natural
shoulder. That's what I learned earlier this year. Some Samuelsohn models like the Greenwich, and the
no-longer made RTW Talbot, offer real natural shoulders. As for the high end italian makes, Isaia,Belvest,
Partenopea, Attolini, Borrelli, either my local ( SanFrancisco) stores don't carry the brand or the models
don't have natural shoulders. I haven't checked the local Kiton retailer recently, because I would never
pay those prices.