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Thank you to Put This On for linking to this post.
 

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Thansks friend-useful.

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Excellent explanation.
post #94 of 140

Great post. really helpful and educational. thank you

post #95 of 140

all this time I've wanted bald but have been calling them natural...now I can better communicate with old Antoine.

 

Thank you OP.

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Thanks for the great post! Thankfully it was featured to the front page. We need more posts like this around here.

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thanks I learned a lot quickly
post #98 of 140

Cogent analysis much appreciated: not only the correct information, but its relation to the misinformation.

 

Samuel Johnson would be proud.

post #99 of 140

Thank you for this!

post #100 of 140

wow, what a great thread this is.  

 

As an athlete (hockey player/sprinter) I've got very developed shoulders and want to de-emphasize them as much as possible.  So I wear jackets with natural shoulders (Jpress etc.) - however, I still would like to reduce the "boxy" look by reducing shoulder prominence.  

 

Would the "bald" shoulder still further reduce shoulder prominence/width? 

 

If so, would a master/bespoke tailor be able to take natural shoulders and transform them into bald shoulders?   As good as if they were tailored that way in the first place?  

 

Thanks!    

post #101 of 140
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If so, would a master/bespoke tailor be able to take natural shoulders and transform them into bald shoulders?   As good as if they were tailored that way in the first place?  
   

A bespoke tailor would be skilled enough, but the ones who are skilled enough to do that kind of work are generally busy enough making suits for clients that they don't take on alteration work. It's generally not worth the expense and risk to try to transform a RTW suit into something else.
post #102 of 140

I see.  Thanks so much!  

 

Will the "bald" shoulder silhouette help to de-emphasize shoulder prominence/width?  

post #103 of 140
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I see.  Thanks so much!  

Will the "bald" shoulder silhouette help to de-emphasize shoulder prominence/width?  

Probably not. The widest part of the delt is lower down on the shoulder and this kind of shoulder expression has to be cut very close to the body- you will look like your delts are popping out of the sides of the sleeves which will be even more unsightly and draw more attention. Typically (and ironically) muscular shoulders need a bit of extension to create a smooth line.

Having said all that, considering the fact that a wide shoulder-to-waist ratio is considered ideal, why would you even want to de-emphasize the shoulder width?
post #104 of 140
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Probably not. The widest part of the delt is lower down on the shoulder and this kind of shoulder expression has to be cut very close to the body- you will look like your delts are popping out of the sides of the sleeves which will be even more unsightly and draw more attention. Typically (and ironically) muscular shoulders need a bit of extension to create a smooth line.

Having said all that, considering the fact that a wide shoulder-to-waist ratio is considered ideal, why would you even want to de-emphasize the shoulder width?

 

 

Yes, I can even see that problem on my current natural/soft shoulder suits/jackets, lol.  VERY well said.  Hadn't really thought of that.  

 

On the second thought: you know, it's funny, no matter what one's body type is we're always squinting at our own, sometimes perceived, imperfections.  I suppose I'm afraid I look at bit too boxy and gaze wistfully at the young men who are a bit more slenderish, lol.  

post #105 of 140

One thing for sure:  a too-structured/built up shoulder looks terrible on me.  

 

Everything's a trade off; but all things considered, I personally believe that athletic shoulders/builds look best in natural/soft shoulder jackets/suits.   

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