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Is a natural shoulder on a business suit inappropriate?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eHaberdasher, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

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    In this picture the thickness looks like half inch to 5/8" and this makes it look like there is some padding.

    I have some completely unpadded jackets where the canvas is brought up to the seem and where there appears to be a sceond single layer of canvas that runs into the sleeve head to support the roped shoulder. These jackets look the best because I have ridiculously square shoulders and the roped shoulder keeps the formality intact. In fact these jackets on me look like an average guy with padded jacket.
     
  2. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    Several Savile Row houses go with the natural shoulder. I've worn a natural shoulder for 10+ years and nobody has ever noticed.
     
  3. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    You forgot to include "birthday suit"
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I thought there was only one on Savile Row :devil:
     
  5. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    My fella is not the only one. And he started out at a different establishment on the Row too.
     
  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I was just being a douche bypointing out that Anderson is on SR while the AS diaspora is in Cumbria.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, I think you could benefit from roped shoulders with a stiffer pad.
     
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  8. joeman

    joeman Well-Known Member

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    I've always adhered to a natural shoulder with my suits as it is more comfortable and easy to wear. I don't look too stiff in them and when you tall with broad shoulders it just fits better to follow the natural line.
     

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