Neapolitan Shoulder

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by newtrane, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. newtrane

    newtrane Senior member

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    Gentlemen: Is this what you call a "Neapolitan Shoulder"? Many thanks. [​IMG]
     


  2. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    I think what you mean by "Neapolitan Shoulder" is where there are many little dimples at the sleevehead - a result of a large sleevehead being 'pleated' into a small armhole (arms eye?).

    I would term the shoulder you posted as a "pagoda" shoulder, or "con rollino".
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    That looks much too roped to be a Neapolitan shoulder.  Nice looking coat, though.
     


  4. Smooth Jazz

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    If I am not mistaken, that photo is from the Attolini website
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting. These two Attolini coats have no rope at all: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW That's the Attolini look I'm used to. In any case, a lot of roping is contrary to the Neapolitan principle of softness. There should be at most a wafer thin pad and a little strand of wadding at the sleevehead. The pleats of the upper sleeve are worked around the wadding.
     


  6. newtrane

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    Yes, the picture is from the Attolini website. I very much like the roping.
     


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