Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
I have seen quite a few Huntsman suits, and none have really had built-up shoulders. I'm guessing that's just iGent-lore.The stuff I have from Dege, Meyer, etc. is certainly heavier at the shoulders.
It's possible that they pad it according to the customer's body profile. I visited them after Dopey recommended them heartily, and the coat, how should I put it, gives me strong straight shoulders (though I already have straight shoulders to begin with, albeit with a lower right shoulder).
It's not massively
and inelegantly padded, that's for sure, though the ends seem to have more padding/wadding (whatever) than my Poole. Might have smth to do with the sleeve heads, or leveling my shoulders, but this is all speculation.
Originally Posted by dopey
The shoulders are identical to mine, or at least as far as I can tell from a picture. Huntsman treats pattern layout as an art form. Not just matching, but in how the pattern is placed and how darts and seams interact with the pattern. It is almost a shame to order solids or simple-patterned clothing from them.
It's my shoulders I tell you. I remember how Foo photo-shopped my coat -- smth about collar angle or smth of that sort.