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OTR suits and coats with very little shoulder padding. Who makes them, and what models?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamspace, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    I have sloping, hunched shoulders, and prominent deltoid muscles- Finding a coat or suit is a nightmare, as most OTR makers in the 400-1000$ range seem to have some padding to them...I end up with folding in the back, dimpling on the sides, and in general a very tight feeling jacket around the shoulder area.

    So far, I've had great luck with
    -Oxxford (1220)
    -Various Ralph Lauren Polo and Purple Label suits/coats.
    Also tried some more expensive Corneliani coats in a store, and they all had pretty soft shoulders.

    Any other makers and models in said price range, that offers soft natural shoulders?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DHV

    DHV Member

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    Suit Supply Havana or Roma cut.
     
  3. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    That sounds more like a fit issue than a matter of how much padding and wadding is in a jacket's shoulder.

    That said, any of the softer, Neapolitan-style RTW makers should have a softer shoulder. Borrelli, etc.

    I believe Isaia and Kiton also have little padding. My Caruso has very little shoulder padding as well, but be careful as Caruso makes a million different models.
     
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  4. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Thanks

    I've been looking into Suitsupply. Love their styling, but a bit limited on the solid colors. The havana looked nice, but noticed that it had patch pockets, and a bit higher button-stance.

    Do all their Italian name models generally have soft shoulders?
     
  5. JTA

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    Southwick (and for Andover Shop). One of the softest shoulders I've ever encountered on RTW.
    J Press make an Ivy League style with natural shoulder as well.
     

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