Question for those who have ring jackets. I had the opportunity to try on a ring jacket suit this weekend and had mixed emotions with it. To be honest, I am really looking at the fit of the suit jacket to translate it to a blazer or sportcoat. Clearly, the quality of the suit is fantastic. Here are my two issues. First, the shoulders are so relaxed that they create a downward sloping effect. I consider myself to have normal shoulders and I tend to stand erect. Is the sloping effect the "house" shoulder or do they have models with a little more structure? Also, this jacket is only partially lined and when I put it on with a dress shirt, tie and belt it showed every thing that was under the jacket. Shirt wrinkles, the belt buckle, etc. all showed through the jacket. I tried the jacket on with a t-shirt to compare and the fit was nice and smooth. As soon as it was with a dress shirt it showed wrinkles and stuff under it. Is this normal for ring or just an issue with the lack of lining combined with the light suit fabric? Anyone else experience this issue?
Thanks in advance for anyone's input.
Hi Tallcane -
It sounds like you tried on the 184 model, which has a more rounded chest and sloped shoulder. You may prefer the 253 (or 254 for a sport jacket). The shoulder on this model is still quite soft, but the overall effect is a bit less sloped and not as rounded as the 184. Hope that helps.