Originally Posted by eHaberdasher
So what say ye? Which do you prefer? Toying with the idea of offering a Benjamin model with a natural shoulder, or would you prefer a moderately padded shoulder like RLBL or current Benjamin models?
I don't think you have the idea right. RLBL doesn't have much padding I think; it's the sleeve head that's very structured/roped. Go feel the shoulder, much of what you think of padding are on the points. But as for whether you should do a RLBL shoulder? I don't think so. I think it works well for me, but for most people the shoulders are too wide and daunting. If you want to base it off an existing brand you can look at, look at Ralph Lauren Purple Label. It has the light padding with a nice roped shoulder with a very clean line.