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How should the shoulder blades fall?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    How should the shoulder blades fall on a jacket? Is there a slight break that occurs at the shoulder blades, or should they be perfectly smooth? I'll post a few pics and post them tomorrow to show what I mean.

    Jon.
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I know that some people prefer the fabric covering the shoulder blades to be perfectly smooth, but I would feel that it limits comfort. Still, it is possible to do, although I prefer the small break at the shoulder blades myself.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Personal preference. Most bespoke tailors (except Fioravanti and certain Romans, Frenchmen, and a tiny number of Brits) will cut some "drape" or "pleating" over the shoulder blades. It is certainly more comfortable. But some guys simply hate the look, and would rather stand still in a perfectly clean coat.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    In 3 hours I will post what I have in 2 of my jackets, and show you . Now, I'm all upset.

    Thanks though Manton.

    Jon.
     
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    offshore observer Active Member

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    Good grief - 1430 posts.  Well done, sir.

    p.s. enjoyed meeting and talking to you - look forward to reading your book.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When you put it like that, it makes me seem sort of obsessive. [​IMG]
    Me too. Thanks.
     

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