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post #46 of 56

I haven't even the slightest of clues.

post #47 of 56
In general though, do sloping shoulders look better with padding?
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Natural doesn't mean unpadded. The recent fad for non-existent shoulder padding is out of control. A lot of guys benefit from a bit of pad, and some of the unstructured stuff that's become the fashion on SF and the blogosphere lately looks positively shlumpy.

I like a lightly padded natural shoulder, but the pendulum's swung to an extreme -- never a good sign.

i fear we're going to start seeing pagoda shoulders again soon.

I like the natural shoulder.
post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

In general though, do sloping shoulders look better with padding?

To me, it does. I feel that a little padding adds some definition to the shoulder, and gives a sharper overall look.

I stand to be corrected on this, but I daresay that there's probably some padding on the first coat below, and the second looks like a natural shoulder.

The first somehow looks sharper (and better) to me.

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post #50 of 56
I completely agree with your example. I think the jacket in the 2nd pic looks a bit sloppy. The shoulders on the DB look great.
post #51 of 56
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post


To me, it does. I feel that a little padding adds some definition to the shoulder, and gives a sharper overall look.

I stand to be corrected on this, but I daresay that there's probably some padding on the first coat below, and the second looks like a natural shoulder.

The first somehow looks sharper (and better) to me.
 

 

Agree with this and DocHolliday. And this, I think is the basis of the English-style of suit cutting - it's all about making a flattering silhouette that emphasizes characteristics associated with masculinity, without going over the top. I like the stronger shoulder and nipped waist.

post #52 of 56
PG's use of a completely unpadded shoulder is done in the appropriate context, it's a casual jacket.

The same can be said about the suit above it, a DB jacket is a great candidate for a structured shoulder.

There is rarely better or worse in regard to these decisions, however there is better use of a style in respect to the context it will be used in.
post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

PG's use of a completely unpadded shoulder is done in the appropriate context, it's a casual jacket.

The same can be said about the suit above it, a DB jacket is a great candidate for a structured shoulder.

There is rarely better or worse in regard to these decisions, however there is better use of a style in respect to the context it will be used in.

 

Also true.

post #54 of 56

Natural is best for me. I find padding and roping looks stiff, overly formal.

post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Lol at "real businessman" tag. Good one

+1 as well. The shoulder looks fine.

post #56 of 56
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Natural doesn't mean unpadded. The recent fad for non-existent shoulder padding is out of control. A lot of guys benefit from a bit of pad, and some of the unstructured stuff that's become the fashion on SF and the blogosphere lately looks positively shlumpy.

I like a lightly padded natural shoulder, but the pendulum's swung to an extreme -- never a good sign.

+1 lightly padded natural shoulder. I have rather broad shoulders and a slightly small-ish head compared to the torso, so big shoulder pads do no good for me. But then I also don't have the perfect shoulders, so a little bid of padding is just about right.

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