Neapolitan jacket drape

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, May 11, 2006.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Please refer to scans below. I have some questions:

    - When a coat is referred to as having a 'drape cut', does it have excess fabric in the chest and back like the jacket pictured below? FYI, the jacket pictured is from Kiton.

    - It looks like this type of cut allows more freedom of movement than a more fitted English cut. Is that the essential difference to the wearer?

    - The sleevehead seam looks like it protrudes beyond the shoulder bone; i.e.: Is that also another feature of this cut?

    - What does the forum think of the appropriateness of this cut for business suits?

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  2. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    The problem with the jacket is that it is too big in the shoulders, chest and length. It looks sloppy for those reasons, not necessarily because of the cut.
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I agree, it's terrible. Besides the shoulder and sleeve treatment, there's not much admirable or neapolitan in it.
     
  4. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Shoulders are too wide.

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  5. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Agreed that the shoulders are too wide. What about the excess cloth on the back? Is that deliberate?

    I like the way the sleevehead puckers on a sportsjacket.
     
  6. Lord Byron

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    I've never heard of a "drape" cut in Neapolitan tailoring, but my knowledge and experience is limited in this regard. That said, any true Neapolitan jacket will allow more freedom of movement than an English cut, "drape" or no "drape". I would not recommend this for business. Check londonlounge.net and ask andy fashion forums for more detailed and knowledgeable dissertations on true Neapolitan tailoring.
     

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