Originally Posted by jefferyd
Someone with sloped, hunched, or rounded shoulders would benefit. Also someone with very pronounced shoulder blades, or larger hips. I personally think that the majority of people could benefit with a bit of pad rather than the opposite. Take ODOT, for example- he has a well-balanced figure but his natural-shouldered suits make him look very bottom-heavy and pear-shaped.
+1,000,000,000 I have never understood SF groupthink's obsession with natural/unpadded shoulders. A good 95% of the natural-shoulder devotees on this forum do not have the right builds for natural shoulders. There seems to be some weird association with padding as somehow "cheap" and "OTResque." In reality, a top-notch Savile Row talor would want to add
padding, not take it away, if he deemed that your shoulders needed some. The goal of a suit jacket is to flatter your figure, not to lay bare its flaws. And let's be honest; few of us have utterly flawless figures.