(imageWIS @ 08 Oct. 2004, 06:34) Is the second, SB jacket Kiton? If not, which Neapolitan company made it? Jon.
That is praise indeed. Actually, I have the same question... Believe it or not, it is RTW Ralph Lauren Blue Label. I bought it a few months ago at the Polo store. Retail was $1295, I think. And I got it on sale - I don't remember how much I paid, but it was considerably less. You can imagine my reaction when I found it. It was the only one in the store, and a 36 short. It is, of course, made in Italy. The fabric is 52% silk, 48% virgin wool. My only complaint is that the fabric pulls all the time. There are so many pulls in the fabric, and I haven't really worn it that much. But, yes, there is very little padding at all in the shoulders. The jacket literally molds to my body. The shoulders are very soft and the waist is narrow. It was a good find.
Damn. That is a good find. I can never find 38 S, so forget about 36 S. the barchetta pocket is definitely not typical RL Polo (or RLPL for that matter) style. Jon.